Dax asks the crew to join her Zhian'tara ritual. The memories of her former hosts will take over their bodies. Nog is preparing for Starfleet Academy.



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Doctor Bashir / Torias Dax (as Siddig El Fadil)
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Dax asks her friends to take part in a Trill ritual where she meets with her previous hosts, who temporarily take over the minds of the friends. Meanwhile, Nog practices for his entry into Starfleet Academy, much to the disliking of his uncle. Written by Anonymous

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12 June 1995 (USA)  »

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This takes place in 2371. See more »


Before the memory ceremony with Curzon Dax, Jazdia Dax is shown struggling with the reason with Curzon behaved the way he did as a previous host, and Jadzia speaks to Benjamin Sisko of not knowing why Curzon did specific things in his life. This is contradicted in several other episodes, most notably "Blood Oath" when Jadzia is shown to clearly remember everything Curzon did and the reason why. See more »


[last lines]
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: You've given me a special gift.
Odo: Oh?
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: You see... now I have Curzon's memories of what it felt like to be a Changeling. I never realized how much joy it gives you.
Odo: And I never understood how much joy you humanoids experience in things like eating, drinking... staying up all night playing tongo. Frankly, I don't see how Curzon ever managed to get any work done.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: He always seemed to, somehow.
Odo: Well... he must've been a remarkable man.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Yes, he is.
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References Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966) See more »


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Kind of weird but a lot of fun.
28 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with Jadzia Dax asking several of the crew members for a strange favor--to borrow their bodies for a short amount of time! It's part of an odd Trill ceremony where the old hosts' spirits are brought back through some mumbo jumbo--and the spirits will inhabit their temporary hosts. They agree and the results vary quite a bit. One is an evil murderer and he only inhabits Sisko briefly (because he's so nasty), my favorite is a female host who inhabits Quark (it's pretty funny) and then there is Curzon Dax--who turns out to be quite the character.

The other plot (and there are almost always two in every episode) involves Nog working hard to get into a special training program for folks wanting to get into Starfleet. While a minor plot compared to the one above, it was quite touching seeing him and his father-- especially with Rom being so very proud of his boy.

All in all a very inconsequential episode since nothing earth-shattering occurs and it seems like filler, BUT it's also quite fun and great when it comes to character development. Well worth seeing.

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