Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2, Episode 5

Cardassians (24 Oct. 1993)

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Political heat rises on the station as Bajorans enter the station with orphaned Cardassians they have adopted.

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Dr. Bashir is talking with Cardassian tailor Garak when suddenly a Bajoran man with a Cardassian boy enters the bar. Garak tries to approach the boy but he seems very afraid and bites him. Rugal is a war orphan left behind by the Cardassians after the occupation as many others and was adopted by Bajorans. Just a minute after Bashir tells Sisko, he gets contacted by Gul Dukat. He seems very concerned about the orphans on Bajor and wants to rectify the situation. He is concerned the Bajorans are manipulating them into thinking the Cardassians are bad and asks for an investigation. While Rugal's Bajoran father tells he's been treating the boy well and Rugal seems to prefer staying on Bajor, an alien, Zolan, contradicts that story. Meanwhile Garak thinks the situation is a bit too coincidental and starts his own private investigation with Bashir. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Garak the Cardassian tailor (Andrew Robinson) is seen for the first time since his initial appearance in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Prologue (1993). See more »

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[Garak is repairing the resettlement center's computers himself]
Doctor Bashir: I continue to underestimate you, Garak.
Elim Garak: Oh, it's no more difficult than sewing on a button actually. Excuse me.
[He takes an electronic loupe out of his eye]
Doctor Bashir: You carry this everywhere with you, do you?
Elim Garak: A simple tailoring tool. You'd be surprised how often someone needs their pants let out.
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Gul Dukat...the humanitarian.
17 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, Garak and Dr. Bashir are chatting. When a Bajoran man comes by with his son, a Cardassian, Garak tries to be friendly...and the Cardassian kid bites him! Soon they discover that this child, like several other orphans, was abandoned on Bajor when the Cardassians withdrew. Now, after having been raised by Bajorans, this particular boy HATES his own kind, as he's learned from the Bajorans what monsters his race had been.

Soon, Gul Dukat contacts the Commander--with a sob story about how sad it is that Cardassian children had been abandoned and how it was his new crusade to see them all repatriated. From what you've seen of Dukat, you figure that the guy is full of crap--and Garak leads Dr. Bashir to believe this as well. So what is really going on here?!

This is an interesting episode and the twist at the end is very good--though a bit predictable. Well worth seeing and original.


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