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Ensign Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)


Having returned to Earth a couple of months ago, Sisko waits for the Prophets to instruct him on what to do next. When he receives one, he begins searching for the woman behind the face in the sand in his vision. Meanwhile, back on DS9, Kira deals with a promotion and handling the decisions surrounding her command, and finding herself wishing for the return of Sisko. And Worf deals with the loss of his wife, Jadzia Dax. Written by Moviedude1

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30 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Though this episode may state explicitly that Worf grew up in Russia, the same was strongly implied in the Star Trek TNG episode "Family" (season 4, episode 2). In that episode, Worf's adoptive parents visited the Enterprise while in an Earth space dock for repairs. Their names were Sergey & Helena Rozhenko, and they clearly portrayed Russian accents, though Worf's classic American accent tends to allow much ambiguity regarding where he grew up. See more »


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lots of introductions ONLY
26 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This first episode of the final season of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9", "Image in the Sand" is an important one but not an especially satisfying one. This is because lots of story elements are introduced but there is no resolution of any of them. In other words, you get a taste for what WILL be resolved in the future on the series.

When the show begins, Colonel Kira (yes, she's now a colonel) is practically having a love affair with the Romulan leader stationed on DS9. The two ladies seem to be in sync and spend a lot of time congratulating each other...until Kira learns that this 'nice' Romulan is up to something.

As for Sisko, he's been off the base for three months and no one has heard from him. Since the release of the Pah-Wraiths, no one has heard from the Prophets and Sisko is out sulking or thinking at his father's restaurant on Earth. Fortunately for his faith, the Prophets deliver him yet another vision...but there is danger just around the corner.

Worf is naturally bummed. After all, his wife was just murdered by Dukat and since she didn't die in battle, he cannot hope to meet her in Klingon heaven, Sto-vo-kor. Or, is there some way?

And, when the show ends, Dax's new symbiot, Ezri Dax, is introduced. But apart from introducing herself, you know NOTHING about this new series regular.

As I said, there are a bunch of plots introduced but no real resolution. The next episode picks up with these but it will take some time for the plots to come into their own. As a result, it's an important episode but one that isn't very satisfying on its own.

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