The Death of Jadzia Dax

Story: Tears of the Prophets
Written By: Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1998

Jadzia and Worf are considering having a baby. This is quite the blow to Bashir and Quark, who still feel as if they lost Dax…now they lost her long ago (a point Vic Fontaine points out to both of them). Both accept what has happened, and Julian even helps her with her plans to have a baby.
But on the other end of things a weak spot has been discovered in Cardassian space, and its time to make their move. After convincing the Romulans to join the Federation and Klingons in the attack, Sisko has a visit from the Prophets. They tell him not to leave Bajor. He is torn between his Starfleet duty and his acceptance of being the Emissary. He decides to follow his duty as a Starfleet captain, and he joins the raid in Cardassian space.

Meanwhile Dukat has been possessed by a Pah-Wraith, a plan he has to help the Dominion troops come through the wormhole. But he comes aboard the station ZAPS Jadzia who happens to be in the temple, and then opens up and orb…not making it possible for Dominion troops to come through, but destroying the Wormhole entirely apparently.

The mission in Cardassian space is a success, but not before Sisko has trouble commanding, feeling he’d lost the prophets and they soon learn of the situation on the station. They return, and Julian informs them that he was able to save the Dax symbiont, but apparently Jadzia is not going to make it. It isn’t long after that she dies…it is an emotional moment for Worf and Sisko…she will never have that baby.

Siskop has a great moment prior to her funeral, speaking out to her, questioning everything. I’m glad they did not show the funeral it would’ve probably just been too similar to Spock’s funeral. He decides to leave the station, and head back to Earth…to think. The final moments of the show are very eerie scene of Sisko just quietly working outside his father’s restaurant.

This may not be the best finale, but it is pretty strong in its own way.

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