Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 25

Facets (12 Jun. 1995)

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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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Episode cast overview:
Doctor Bashir / Torias Dax (as Siddig El Fadil)
Guardian (as Jefrey Alan Chandler)


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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When Chief O'Brien is briefing Nog on the Starfleet Academy entrance exam in the holosuite, he holds a PADD that clearly says "GO AWAY" on it. This is the same prop as used in the opening scene of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Explorers (1995), wherein the text was relevant. Here, however, the text makes no sense and was certainly intended to be illegible on screen. See more »


During her gymnastics routine, Leeta suddenly gains a pair of boots. See more »


Doctor Bashir: [as Torias] We're part of something bigger than any one of us.
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Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


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Jadzia times Seven
19 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the point at which they started giving Jadzia and her race, the "Trill" a lot more dimension.

The Trill derive from the Next Generation episode "The Host" - And Those Trill are not the same race of Trill as the Jadzia Host. Those Trill totally engulfed the Host personality, burying it. But the Trill, as well as a Makeup Facelift also get a "Hostlift" as their whole Species is re-defined in ways that make Jadzia and then Ezri in the 7th Season a lot more acceptable.

And so Jadzia, and us by inference, get to meet all seven of Dax's Previous Hosts. When speaking to the Original Trill from TNG, you were speaking to the Symbiote only, and not the host. It is much better to have a Joined Species where there is actually a real Joining between each Host the symbiote has been implanted into: It shows that the Symbiote is not just using these bodies like old discarded clothing, but there is a real respect and care between the Symbiote and each subsequent Host.

There is a slight problem when Jadzia has her tete-a-tete with "Joran" the host previous to Curzon who murdered someone from the Symbiosis Commission when they tried to extract the Symbiote from an unstable personality. Using The Sisko's body, he tricks Jadzia into lowering the security field so he can try to choke her to death. Fortunately for Jadzia and Sisko as well, Jadzia is schooled in the Martial Arts of Qo'noS, so she beats "Joran/Sisko" black and blue until Joran releases his hold on The Sisko.

But then another problem erupts when Curzon is let into Odo's "Body"- Odo Joins with Curzon, and starts acting like Curzon, fleecing a "Tongo Shark".

Initially, Odo and Curzon want to stay joined, but that would mean Jadzia would not have access to the 80 or so years of Curzon's memories which give Jadzia her Unique Edge.

In the end, Jadzia gets her Curzon back, with the added experience of being Joined to Odo, and she realizes what Joy Odo gets from being a "Changeling." Odo "Became" Curzon, who did have a Tongue, Nose and digestive tract. And one Host was forgotten: Verad from "Invasive Procedures"-As we recall, in Season 2 Episode 4, DAX was accosted by a sniveling, bean counting pencil pusher named Verad who tried steal DAX and to escape to the Gamma quadrant. Thankfully The Sisko stopped him.

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