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Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 05 Chrysalis

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"Did I ever tell you about the time I mistook a preganglionic fiber for a postganglionic nerve?"
A lonely Bashir gets some special visitors: it's The Jack Pack, who have brought Sarina to DS9 so Bashir can fix up her brain.


  • Adult Children: The Jack Pack haven't changed too much.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: How the Jack Pack gets back on Deep Space Nine. They dress Patrick up as an admiral and have him say "That's a stupid question!" if anybody tries to stop them. It works.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: You wouldn't think dressing up as an Admiral and saying "That's a stupid question" would fool people, but it does. Gets a Call-Back later.
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: What appears to be happening with Sarina. Subverted as she turns out to just be unsure about her feelings for Bashir.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Bashir only realizes at the end how utterly foolish he'd been, pursuing a relationship with his patient.
  • Relationship Upgrade: A particularly egregious example, with Bashir and Sarina. It doesn't go well.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Sarina, much to everyone's astonishment, including hers.
    Bashir: Sarina? What are you looking at?
    Sarina (slowly): Ev... ry... thing.
  • The End Is Nigh: Displayed while the Jack Pack try and prevent the death of the universe in a few trillion years.
    Jack: The fact is that the universe is going to stop expanding and it is going to collapse in on itself. We've got to do something before it's too late.
    Patrick: How much time do we have left?
    Jack: Sixty trillion years, seventy at the most.
    Patrick: Oh, no.
    • Science Marches On: Actually, current theory says they should be working on stopping the universe from ripping itself apart, instead... possibly
  • Welcoming Song: How do the Jack Pack welcome the new Sarina? By having her sing scales with them, which turns into a full-on acapella showcase.

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