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Recap / Star Trek Deep Space Nine S 07 E 17 Penumbra

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Strap yourselves in, because it's time for the nine-episode concluding arc of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. When Worf is stranded behind enemy lines, Ezri defies orders and goes to rescue him alone. When the rescue goes awry, the pair are finally forced to confront the UST that has been brewing between them all season. On Cardassia, Gul Dukat reemerges, and he undergoes a startling transformation. Finally, Captain Sisko's wedding plans face some supernatural interference.


Tropes in this episode:

  • Abandon Ship:
    • Worf and Ezri are forced to beam off the runabout just before it explodes.
    • Worf is lost at the beginning of the episode after abandoning the Koraga.
  • Bad Boss: The female changeling tells Weyoun to execute the Vorta doctors and activate their clones, thinking it might give them a fresh perspective. Since Vorta routinely back up their memories, the only thing lost here is the time and effort it takes to clone replacements.
  • Call-Back: In "Favor the Bold," Sisko told Ross that he wanted to build a house on Bajor. Now he's putting his plans into motion.
  • Continuity Nod: Weyoun orders Damar to redirect ships to protect a Son'a outpost. In Star Trek: Insurrection, it was mentioned that the Son'a were supplying the Dominion with ketracel-white. Since the Final Chapter takes place after the events of the film, the implication is that despite Picard's best efforts, at least some of the Son'a haven't reconciled with the Ba'ku in the wake of Ru'afo's death.
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  • Fake Static: Ezri's attempt isn't convincing at all.
    Sisko: Cut it out, Old Man. I'm not buying it.
  • Foreshadowing: Next episode we find out who the changeling is talking to over subspace.
  • Going Down with the Ship: Worf is the last one off the Koraga.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Discussed between Damar and Weyoun re the search for survivors from the Koraga. It gives Damar the chance to vent his frustrations over the losses that Cardassia has suffered.
  • Pardon My Klingon: When Worf finds out that Jadzia had slept with Captain Boday, he angrily calls Ezri a sli'vak, which seems to be the Klingon word for "whore."
  • Slut-Shaming: Worf is quite cross to find that Jadzia had relations with Captain Boday (and possibly others aboard DS9) before they had met.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Weyoun figures that Damar's agitation has to do with a lady friend waiting for him. Damar plays along, not telling him that he's working with Dukat.
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  • Survival Mantra: "I am not spacesick. I am not spacesick..."
  • This Is What the Building Will Look Like: Sisko starts building a scale model of his future house on Bajor.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Ezri chews Worf out for not showing more gratitude to her for rescuing him.
  • Wham Shot: Bajoran!Dukat.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Ezri and Worf? They will. . .
  • The Worf Effect: After doing so well, Worf gets hit hard over the next few episodes.

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