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* NotSoStoic: Worf is visibly saddened by Sito's death, but feels inappropriate mourning with her friends, as he was her Commanding Officer. Ben points out that Sito considered him a friend, which encouraged him to join them.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Lavelle gets promoted to Lieutenant, but he feels Sito would've been a shoo-in if she's survived her mission. Ogawa and Taurik encourage him to do his best in her memory.


->[-Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks''.-]

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->[-Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks''.''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks'', though this is the inspiration.-]


[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent We’re trying something a little different this time around.]] This particular episode, the TropeNamer for the LowerDeckEpisode, is focused less on the main crew and more on some of the overlooked junior officers of the 'Enterprise'' - specifically, Nurse Ogawa, a human helmsman named Sam Lavelle, a Vulcan engineer named Taurik, and a Bajoran security officer named Sito Jaxa (whom we've actually seen before in "The First Duty"). Don’t worry, the main crew is still there, doing what they always do, just on the other side of a minor PerspectiveFlip. The main driving force of the episode comes from those four lowly ensigns. At the moment, their biggest concern is the looming crew evaluations, which may or may not lead to promotions for them. Things get interesting when their friend Ben, a bartender at Ten Forward, overhears Riker and Troi discussing both Lavelle and Sito as candidates for the same position at ops.

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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent We’re trying something a little different this time around.]] This particular episode, the TropeNamer for the LowerDeckEpisode, is focused less on the main crew and more on some of the overlooked junior officers of the 'Enterprise'' - specifically, recurring character Nurse Ogawa, a human helmsman named Sam Lavelle, a Vulcan engineer named Taurik, and a Bajoran security officer named Sito Jaxa (whom we've actually seen before in "The First Duty"). Don’t worry, the main crew is still there, doing what they always do, just on the other side of a minor PerspectiveFlip. The main driving force of the episode comes from those four lowly ensigns. At the moment, their biggest concern is the looming crew evaluations, which may or may not lead to promotions for them. Things get interesting when their friend Ben, a bartender at Ten Forward, overhears Riker and Troi discussing both Lavelle and Sito as candidates for the same position at ops.

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->[-Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks''.-]

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* HoldYourHippogriffs: Sito says she wishes she was a "[[labelnote:Spider under the table]]Fly on the wall.[[/labelnote]]" as Riker and Word discuss crew evaluations.



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* IKnewIt: Ben, when calling Lavelle's bluff and wins.

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* IKnewIt: Ben, In-Universe. Ben says this word-for-word when calling Lavelle's bluff and wins.

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* IKnewIt: Ben, when calling Lavelle's bluff and wins.


We’re trying something a little different this time around. This particular episode, the TropeNamer for the LowerDeckEpisode, is focused less on the main crew and more on some of the overlooked junior officers of the 'Enterprise'' - specifically, Nurse Ogawa, a human helmsman named Sam Lavelle, a Vulcan engineer named Taurik, and a Bajoran security officer named Sito Jaxa (whom we've actually seen before in "The First Duty"). Don’t worry, the main crew is still there, doing what they always do, just on the other side of a minor PerspectiveFlip. The main driving force of the episode comes from those four lowly ensigns. At the moment, their biggest concern is the looming crew evaluations, which may or may not lead to promotions for them. Things get interesting when their friend Ben, a bartender at Ten Forward, overhears Riker and Troi discussing both Lavelle and Sito as candidates for the same position at ops.

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[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent We’re trying something a little different this time around. around.]] This particular episode, the TropeNamer for the LowerDeckEpisode, is focused less on the main crew and more on some of the overlooked junior officers of the 'Enterprise'' - specifically, Nurse Ogawa, a human helmsman named Sam Lavelle, a Vulcan engineer named Taurik, and a Bajoran security officer named Sito Jaxa (whom we've actually seen before in "The First Duty"). Don’t worry, the main crew is still there, doing what they always do, just on the other side of a minor PerspectiveFlip. The main driving force of the episode comes from those four lowly ensigns. At the moment, their biggest concern is the looming crew evaluations, which may or may not lead to promotions for them. Things get interesting when their friend Ben, a bartender at Ten Forward, overhears Riker and Troi discussing both Lavelle and Sito as candidates for the same position at ops.


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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Instead of the main cast, we see things from the viewpoint of several junior officers.


* IAmYourWorstNightmare: Lampshaded word-for-word when Riker reveals his flush to a frustrated LaForge.

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* IAmYourWorstNightmare: Lampshaded word-for-word when Riker reveals his flush to a frustrated LaForge.La Forge.



* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: LaForge is incredulous when Riker makes his flush during the Poker game.

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: LaForge La Forge is incredulous when Riker makes his flush during the Poker game.


* IAmYourWorstNightmare: Lampshaded word-for-word when Riker reveals his flush to a frustrated LaForge.



* TrojanPrisoner: Sito was to pretend to be the prisoner of the Cardassian spy in order to allow him to cross the border in a Starfleet Shuttlecraft. Everything goes well until her escape pod is destroyed.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Sito was to pretend to be the prisoner of the Cardassian spy in order to allow him to cross the border in a Starfleet Shuttlecraft. Everything goes well until her escape pod is destroyed.destroyed.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: LaForge is incredulous when Riker makes his flush during the Poker game.


* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Done tragically with Sito's death clearing Lavelle's path to promotion, one last bitter pill on top of an already terrible day.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Ben smacks of this. [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Which makes sense considering he was pretty much Created to fill in for an unavailable]] Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Ben smacks of this. [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Which makes sense considering he was pretty much Created created to fill in for an unavailable]] Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.



* SimilarSquad: The ensigns share a similar composition with the MainCharacters they work with, as seen in the poker game. Sito works in Security under Worf, Taurik works in Engineering under La Forge, Ogawa works in Medical under Crusher, Lavelle works in Command under Riker, and Ben is a bartender under (in the civilian sense) Guinan. The ratio of two women and three men is also maintained. Ben plays the informal councellor and Troi observes, much to Riker's discomfort, that he and Lavelle are NotSoDifferent.

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* SimilarSquad: The ensigns share a similar composition with the MainCharacters they work with, as seen in the poker game. Sito works in Security under Worf, Taurik works in Engineering under La Forge, Ogawa works in Medical under Crusher, Lavelle works in Command under Riker, and Ben is a bartender under (in the civilian sense) Guinan. The ratio of two women and three men is also maintained. Ben plays the informal councellor counselor and Troi observes, much to Riker's discomfort, that he and Lavelle are NotSoDifferent.



* TrojanPrisoner: Sito was to pretend to be the prisoner of the Cardassian spy in order to allow him to cross the border in a Starfleet Shuttlecraft. Everthing goes well until her escape pod is destroyed.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Sito was to pretend to be the prisoner of the Cardassian spy in order to allow him to cross the border in a Starfleet Shuttlecraft. Everthing Everything goes well until her escape pod is destroyed.


* SimilarSquad: The ensigns share a similar composition with the MainCharacters they work with, as seen in the poker game. Sito works in Ops under Worf, Taurik works in Engineering under La Forge, Ogawa works in Medical under Crusher, Lavelle works in Command under Riker, and Ben is a bartender under (in the civilian sense) Guinan. The ratio of two women and three men is also maintained. Ben plays the informal councellor and Troi observes, much to Riker's discomfort, that he and Lavelle are NotSoDifferent.

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* SimilarSquad: The ensigns share a similar composition with the MainCharacters they work with, as seen in the poker game. Sito works in Ops Security under Worf, Taurik works in Engineering under La Forge, Ogawa works in Medical under Crusher, Lavelle works in Command under Riker, and Ben is a bartender under (in the civilian sense) Guinan. The ratio of two women and three men is also maintained. Ben plays the informal councellor and Troi observes, much to Riker's discomfort, that he and Lavelle are NotSoDifferent.


-->'''Picard''': To all Starfleet personnel, this is the captain. It is my sad duty to inform you that a member of the crew, Ensign Sito Jaxa, has been lost in the line of duty. She was the finest example of a Starfleet officer, and a young woman of remarkable courage and strength of character. Her loss will be deeply felt by all who knew her. Picard out.

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-->'''Picard''': ->'''Picard''': To all Starfleet personnel, this is the captain. It is my sad duty to inform you that a member of the crew, Ensign Sito Jaxa, has been lost in the line of duty. She was the finest example of a Starfleet officer, and a young woman of remarkable courage and strength of character. Her loss will be deeply felt by all who knew her. Picard out.

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