Out of nowhere the entire station's command staff, save Odo, become power hungry and vie to defeat each other by forming secret alliances and plotting assassinations. Needless to say, Odo tries to figure out how this mysterious behavior was influenced.

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Odo
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Kira has found out a Valerian ship, known for transporting dolamide, used in Cardassian weapons, to Bajor, is about to dock at DS9. She is convinced the Valerians are still trading the stuff and wants to deny them, but Sisko disagrees with her. He is only prepared to let Kira take action when she provides evidence. Meanwhile a Klingon ship returns early from a mission in the gamma quadrant. It explodes in front of the station and a Klingon who managed to beam aboard dies almost instantly. Odo tries to find out what happened, but after he experiences some weird pain that causes his head to split in two, he notices something has happened to the crew. All over the ship people seem very adamant to choose sides between Kira and Sisko. It looks there's a mutiny as Kira has plans to get rid of Sisko and tries to get as much support as possible. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The working title of this episode was "Ritual Sacrifice". See more »

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Sisko throws away his communicator badge to escape the sensors. Later in the cargo bay, it's back on his chest. Then, in the next scene, his communicator badge is gone again. See more »

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Odo: The Klingon, Doctor, what did you find?
Doctor Bashir: He's still dead, if that's what you mean.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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I prefer this version of the crew...
15 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

One of the best of the original "Star Trek" episodes was "Mirror, Mirror". It was a wonderful change of pace to have a different sort of ship in this alternate universe--one that wasn't nearly so noble and which was based not on loyalty and honor but on greed and scheming!

Here with "Dramatis Personae" the same sort of dynamic is occurring on Deep Space 9. After the Klingons find some strange energy spheres, the crew begin behaving weirdly. Suddenly they became paranoid and were embroiled in a power struggle--one that resulted in the Klingons killing each other. Now, after coming into contact with one of the Klingons, the humanoids, not including Odo, all become just like the Klingons and they now have alliances led by Kira as well as Sisko and it appears that soon they'll become embroiled in their own mutiny. Can the ship survive and can Odo get everything back to normal?

Considering how loyal and boring the crew usually acted on Deep Space 9, it was a great breath of fresh air seeing them all behave like evil jerks! All in all, a nice change of pace and a surprisingly fun episode.


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