Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 23

Extreme Measures (19 May 1999)

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Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien go to some pretty extreme measures to try and track down a cure for Odo.


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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Quark (credit only)
Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Jacqueline Schultz ...
Kate Asner ...
Nurse Bandee
Tom Holleron ...


Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien go to some pretty extreme measures to try and track down a cure for Odo.

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47 reference: When O'Brien says "one more door", the door pad has the number "47" as one of its buttons. See more »


At the end of the episode, Bashir throws two darts at the (off-screen) dartboard (we hear them hit). At the very end of the scene, Bashir throws his third dart; the camera follows it to the board. The first two darts are nowhere to be seen. See more »


Doctor Bashir: What's that?
Chief O'Brien: It's the tunnel.
Doctor Bashir: What tunnel?
Chief O'Brien: You know, the... the tunnel to the great beyond.
Doctor Bashir: Oh - it is. I must say, I'm... a bit disappointed; I expected it to be more elaborate.
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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One of the weaker episodes among the final episodes in the series.
28 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The final 10-12 episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" are unusual in that they tell one long story instead of the usual self-contained shows. Of all these shows towards the end, this is my least favorite--and its style is quite different from the rest. Instead of focusing on three or four plots equally, they focus for almost all the show on a bizarro plot involving Dr. Bashir, O'Brien and Sloan of Section 31. The way the show goes is something you may like--I thought it was pretty dumb.

When the show begins, Odo is dying and has a great scene with Colonel Kira. The acting (especially by Nana Visitor) is superb and the make-up is amazingly good.

The bulk of the show is the Bashir/O'Brien/Sloan plot. Sloan takes the bait offered by Dr. Bashir and arrives on DS9. He is surprised when he is taken prisoner and interrogated. However, being the good spy-guy, he activates a suicide device. Fortunately for the plan, O'Brien and Bashir manage to keep the guy briefly alive so they can crawl inside his head to get the information. This crawling inside is REALLY dumb, as they go on a journey into the consciousness of Sloan and it really made me cringe.

Overall, not a terrible episode--but one that could have been done better. Plus, at least you can FINALLY head O'Brien and Bashir profess their love to each other...of sorts.

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