Quarks hears on Ferenginar he is going to die. Rom convinces him to sell his remains. After an accident, Bashir has to move Keiko's baby to Kira's womb.

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After a visit to his homeworld and finding out about his impending doom, Quark ponders auctioning off his body parts. Meanwhile, an accident while traveling through the wormhole transfers Chief O'Brien's unborn son from his wife to Major Kira. Written by Moviedude1

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Garak's line about the various means to end one's life, by which Quark has rejected (particularly the nerve gas part) bears a slight resemblance to Dorothy Parker's famous poem "Resumé"; "Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live." See more »

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Quark: What's the most important thing in my life?
Garak: Business.
Quark: [to Rom] That's who I am. That's what I do, I'm a businessman, and more than that, I'm a Ferengi businessman. Do you know what that means? It means that I'm not exploiting and cheating people at random. I'm doing it according to a specific set of rules - the Rules of Acquisition. And I won't disregard them when I find them inconvenient.
Rom: Inconvenient? You're going to die!
Quark: Yes. And when I arrive at the gates of the Divine Treasury, the ...
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Edited into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Apocalypse Rising (1996) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Enjoyable enough but very slight.
4 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a not especially important episode when it comes to the plots. There are no fights with the Klingons, Founders or anything like that. Instead, it's one 'funny' plot and one to hide an actress' pregnancy.

When the show begins, there is an accident and Keiko's baby she's carrying will die---unless it's transferred to another uterus. Major Kira is on hand and agrees to carry the O'Brien spawn. This was done, incidentally, since Nana Visitor (Major Kira) was pregnant in real life and this strange plot was contrived to explain her girth through a few episodes. I think this resulted in Quark's heart growing two sizes that day.

The other plot involves Quark--meaning it's the 'funny' plot. It seems that he's been told by a doctor that he's dying (that AIN'T the funny part) and he's got to make arrangements soon, as he only has about a week to live. Little does he know that it's all a trap- -one that is pretty nasty. Fortunately, despite this, the show does have a touching ending--showing Quark that he does have friends after all.


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