Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 6, Episode 5

Favor the Bold (27 Oct. 1997)

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Sisko mounts an attack to re-take DS9, while Rom faces charges as an enemy of the Dominion state.



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After months of doing nothing but retreating from the Dominion, Sisko plans to launch a counterattack against the Dominion fleet occupying Deep Space 9/Terok Nor, with a simple goal - retake the station. However, Sisko finds out the minefield blocking the wormhole is about to be destroyed. Knowing that there are thousands of Jem'Hadar warships on the other side waiting to enter the Alpha Quadrant and annex every Federation planet, Sisko is forced to launch early, without the Ninth Fleet or the Klingons, and outnumbered two-to-one. Meanwhile, Rom is about to be executed for treason, with Odo too distracted by the Female Changeling to do anything. Written by movieguy3

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Odo: Kira! Kira, wait, wait!
Major Kira: [angry] I have nothing to say to you!
Odo: I understand that you're angry...
Major Kira: Oh, you bet I am angry. Do you have any idea what's going on?
Odo: Yes - somewhat. I've been occupied.
Major Kira: Ah. Dukat is bringing down the minefield, the Federation is about to be overrun by Dominion reinforcements and Weyoun has ordered Rom's execution, and you have been "occupied"!
Odo: This is so difficult to explain.
Major Kira: You gonna talk to me about the Link, don't bother. I'm a Solid, remember? I won't understand!
Odo: ...
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Time to fight back
30 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Following a number of setbacks moral amongst the fleet is getting low and they need a victory; this is when Sisko announces that they are going to retake Deep Space Nine. On Deep Space Nine things are not looking good; Rom has been sentenced to death for his sabotage attempt in the previous episode and Damar is boasting that he will have the minefield deactivated within a week and thus open the Alpha Quadrant to the entire Dominion fleet. They manage to smuggle a message out to Star Fleet, this means bringing the operation forward and attacking with a smaller force as the rest of the fleet is still to far away.

This was another gripping episode with plenty of tension, Kira makes an enemy of Damar when she stands up for Ziyal, Odo appears indifferent to what is going on around him and the wormhole is finally about to be reopened. By the time the words 'Too be continued...' appear on the screen at the end the tension is at breaking point: I can't wait for the next episode.

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