A Cardassian suffering from Kalla-Nohra, a disease that indicates he served in a labor camp, visits DS9. Kira is determined to convict him as a war criminal.

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Aamin Marritza, a Cardassian suffering from Kalla-Nohra, turns to DS9 for medical attention. Major Kira Nerys immediately recognizes the disease. He could only have contracted it when an accident occurred in the labor camp Gallitepp on Bajor during the Cardassian occupation. Kira herself helped liberate the camp and she knows of the atrocities camp commander Gul Darhe'el committed. She is determined to convict Marritza for war crimes. The Cardassian first denies having Kallo-Nohra, then claims he was only a filing clerk. With Bajor wanting to convict him and Cardassia wanting his release, Sisko faces a tough decision. Then photographic evidence arrives. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The intent of the episode was to establish the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor as a metaphor for the German atrocities under Nazism, during the 1930's until the end of WW II. See more »

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At the very end, Marritza is stabbed in the back with a knife. The knife lying beside his dead body has no blood on it. See more »

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Major Kira: I still think you're a liar.
Marritza: So much for our search for the truth. Now we trade insults.
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Edited into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Skin (1994) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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The best episode in the show's seven-year run
3 June 2006 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

As the title implies, "Duet" is basically a two-character study featuring cast member Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys) going head to head with guest Haris Yulin, playing a suspected war criminal, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Bajorans in an internment camp. As the two engage in a "war of words," the show, like good science fiction, has strong commentary on the intricacies of war and the roles that are played by both sides of the antagonistic "coin." Visitor is fantastic as her character struggles with her determination to see justice but must toy with doubts about the man's guilt. Yulin volleys back and forth as "suspect" or possible "innocent".

The end result of the drama is just as surprising to the viewer as it is to the on-screen characters.

This installment is a true example of quality television.


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