Saturday, June 8, 2019


DS9 Season 1 Episode 14
Air Date: May 9th, 1993

Major Kira is tasked to evacuate the remaining people from a Bajoran moon. The moon is going to be mined for energy that will help heat hundred of thousands of Bajoran homes but will make the moon uninhabitable. Only one elderly man, Mullibok refuses to leave. The episode creates conflict for Kira since Mullibok represents everything she fought for during the Cardassian occupation. In the end she is forced to burn down Mullibok's house and force him off the planet but it eats her up inside.

There is a side plot I enjoyed in this episode. Nog and Jake acquire yamok sauce from Quark. Quark doesn't want it since it is Cardassian food and he would never be able to use it all. Nog and Jake then start trading the yamok sauce for stem bolts (self-sealing) and eventually land. At the end of the episode Odo tells Quark that the land is needed by the Bajoran government and he is trying to find out who the Noh-jay consortium is, and Nog is able to sell the land to Quark for 5 bars of gold pressed latinum.


"Jake, I'm getting that tingling in the lobes. And when a lobe tingles, it means only one thing, opportunity!" - Nog

"I'm going to tell Minister Toran that she's remained temporarily on Jerrado, at your request." - Cmdr. Sisko
"But sir, that isn't true." - Doctor Bashir
"Make it true, Doctor. Now, please." - Cmdr. Sisko
"Commander, I'd advise that Major Kira remain on Jerrado for humanitarian reasons" - Doctor Bashir
"How long?" - Doctor Bashir
"The next day or two." - Cmdr. Sisko
"for the next day or two, sir." - Doctor Bashir
Commander Sisko: Thank you, Doctor. I'll consider that request. Dismissed." - Cmdr. Sisko

"Look, I understand you're used to sympathizing with the underdog. You spent your life fighting to overcome impossible odds, just like he's doing. But you have to realize something Major, you're on the other side now. Pretty uncomfortable, isn't it?" - Cmdr. Sisko
"It's awful." - Major Kira

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