Story: The Adversary
Written By: Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1995

The first and most important aspect of this finale is in the opening scene: Sisko is FINALLY promoted to Captain. I mean this guy gets put in charge of a station...nothing, he gets his own ship at the beginning of the season…nothing, only now out of the blue do they go…eh promote him. But in all seriousness, this guy finally got what he deserved.
But what the episode is really about, is that a changeling is on the Defiant…its pretty much John Carpenter’s “The Thing”….only it’s a DS9 version. It is really well executed, exciting, scary, a little eerie at times, and fun. It even has one of the best ominous warnings any finale could have…when the dying changeling says “your too late…we are everywhere.” I mean come on, how great is that?

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