The Fall of the Obsidian Order

Story: The Die is Cast
Written By: Ronald D. Moore
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1995

What an amazing episode to come out of nowhere. It wasn’t untilreally late into production that they decided to create a second part…when the writers realized that they couldn’t come up with a quick enough ending, they decided to create a whole other episode.
We get the Romulans and the Cardassians working together, well their secret orders do anyhow, and they plan to attack and destroy the Dominion by killing the Founders. Tain is leading the fight with his former protégé Garak by his side.

Garak is put into the tricky situation of following Tain’s orders and crossing the Federation and Odo…there are two fantastic scenes with Odo and Garak, one is Garak’s interrogation…which tortures Odo to a point that is clearly disturbing to even Garak. The other is at the end…with a terrific one shot of Garak and Odo shadowy in the distance in a dirty mirror. It is a terrific end to a solid two part episode.

NEXT TIME: The Butterfly Episode