Find an apparently untraceable murderer, Ezri Dax reluctantly calls up the residual consciousness remnant of her symbiont's past hidden psychopathic murderer host, Joran.



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Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Marty Rackham ...
Joran Belar (as Leigh J. McCloskey)


Find an apparently untraceable murderer, Ezri Dax reluctantly calls up the residual consciousness remnant of her symbiont's past hidden psychopathic murderer host, Joran.

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10 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Ilario's last exchange with Dax is a play on an apocryphal exchange between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Bessie Braddock, Member of Parliament. Ms. Braddock reportedly told Churchill, "Sir, you are drunk", to which Churchill replied, "And you, Bessie, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning, and you will still be ugly." See more »


When Ezri picks up the picture of the murdered woman and her husband and puts it back down, the woman's hand is on her husband's shoulder. After a camera change, the picture is slightly altered and the woman's hand can no longer be seen. See more »


[Bashir is talking about the mythology around the Alamo]
Doctor Bashir: ...There was this notion that a man could have a special relationship with a weapon. Some frontiersmen even went so far as to give their rifles names, female ones at that, thus changing the relationship between owner and object to something resembling man and woman.
Chief O'Brien: Hm. Maybe I'll start calling my tricorder 'Sally'.
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Ezri Dax, girl Carolyn Keene.
27 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Field of Fire" is a truly bad episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and it's one I hope never to see again. It begins with a senseless murder on DS9 and no one knows who did it. So, as Ezri Dax hasn't yet established herself as an important member of the crew yet (just an insecure and wimpy one), she decides to play Nancy Drew, Girl Detective and go in search of the killer (isn't what Odo and Worf are for on the station?!). And, to assist her is her alter-ego--the previous incarnation who was a murderer. Together, these crime fighters go off on an adventure....and a dumb one at that-- especially regarding the murderer and his motivations.

The biggest problem is the dumb plot device of having Ezri standing around having a conversation with her fellow crime fighter who you see standing with her, talking out the crime with her. It is a cheap plot device to show what Ezri is thinking and it really makes for a bad episode--almost as bad as the terrible one where they played baseball on the holodeck.

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