To Love and Bear

Story: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
Written By: Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1998

Dukat is a dick. Kira is awoken on her mother’s birthday with a call from Dukat, who calls just to fuck with her and tell her that he once banged her mom. What a strange man he is. She tries her best to brush it off, but it weighs on her, and she is irritable for a day. She asks Sisko to use his pull as the emissary to let her go to the Orb of Time, in order to travel back in time just to see whether or not Duakt actually got busy with her mom. I’m sorry but I just wouldn’t want to know…try and forget about. I wouldn’t go looking for confirmation.
The Orb of Time seems to work in different ways, when it was seen in “Trials and Tribble-ations” it just sent the Defiant back in time, this time it not only sends Kira, but it changes her clothes and hair for her. Weird. Then she proceeds to check out what really went on between her mom and Dukat.

I didn’t really find this episode to be that satisfying, like we needed a new layer for Kira to hate Dukat, or that she needed a reason to find respect for her mom for what she did for her family. I think this was a weak entry, probably my least favorite “flashback to the occupation” episodes. What it reveals is inconsequential at this point in the series.

It isn’t really a bad episode, just not that interesting or memorable in the long run.

NEXT TIME: Luther Sloan