Story: In the Pale Moonlight
Written By: Michael Taylor & Peter Allan Fields
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Top 5 material for sure. What an incredible episode about how far a man can fall to save what he believes in. Sisko has started to hate Fridays. Fridays he gets the casualty reports from the war, and someone finds a friend that they have lost. It is a ritual that depresses him a lot. The Federation is going to lose this war if the Romulans don’t change their tune on this non-aggression pact they’ve signed with the Dominion. Sisko MUST get them in the war…on the Federation side.
The final scene, in which Sisko defends his actions because it has brought the Romulans on their side before deciding to erase his entire log…is really chilling. Does the end justify the means? Brilliant episode.
NEXT TIME: Vic Fontaine