Rataking Deep Space Nine

Story: Sacrifice of Angels
Written By: Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1997

Best space battle in the whole damn franchise. This episode is awesome. It starts right before the battle, and then spends a great deal of time dealing with the actual space battle for DS9. Then there are the dealings on the station, rescuing Rom, sabotaging the disabling of the minefield, Quark becoming a hero. It is pretty magnificent stuff.
When the Klingons show up, it changes the game, and the Federation are able to win back DS9 and chase the Dominion back into Cardassian space (Weyoun’s best line of the episode “welp…time to pack”). It is a great victory, but there are consequences. In order to stop the Dominion fleet from coming through the wormhole, Sisko must ask the Prophets to destroy them entirely. They tell him that he may be of Bajor, but he will find no rest there. He is going to suffer because of their help here. Another loss is Ziyal, who dies at the hands of Damar, before seeing Garak again. It drives Dukat even more insane.

I did enjoy those joyous moments of returning to the station, the Bajorans welcoming back their Emissary, Jake and Ben being reunited, Martok owing Sisko a case of bloodwine…Jadzia and Worf reunited. It is great to see.

It is a great finale to the end of this arc.

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