The station readies for a Dominion attack. Worf and Garak meet some unexpected friends in a Dominion Prison camp.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Odo (credit only)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Melanie Smith ...
Ray Buktenica ...


The station readies for a Dominion attack. Worf and Garak meet some unexpected friends in a Dominion Prison camp.

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17 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Gul Dukat's role in this story is reminiscent of Henri Philippe Pétain, the French military commander who fought against German invasion for years but later submitted to the victorious Germans and was approved by them to be the "puppet" ruler of defeated France. See more »


The "panel removal tool" is secreted under the pillow side of the mattress as the characters wait for the all-clear signal. Later, Dr. Bashir removes the tool from the opposite end of the cot. See more »


[last lines]
Gul Dukat: What I did, I did to make Cardassia strong again. And mark my words, Captain, I succeeded. You may have escaped defeat this day. But tomorrow...
Captain Sisko: We will see about tomorrow.
Gul Dukat: Yes, we will.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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7 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am actually NOT a huge fan of violence. However, with some shows, such as "Star Trek: Deep Space 9", the more warlike the plot, generally the more enjoyable the show. Sedate and cerebral shows, on the other hand, were generally the least enjoyable. Odd but this is indeed the case.

"By Inferno's Light" is the second of a two-part episode--both of which are excellent. Both have a lot of intrigue and excitement. In the first show, Garak and Worf are captured by Jem'Hadar troops who are about to invade the Alpha Quadrant. Now in part two, their job is to survive and, if possible, find their way back to Deep Space 9. As for the folks on DS9, they see the Jem'Hadar coming but also learn that there is some traitor on the station, as key systems begin to fail. What's next in this invasion episode? See it and learn for yourself.

Overall, some very exciting stuff in this one--and well worth seeing.

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