Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Episode 25

In the Cards (9 Jun. 1997)

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Jake and Nog go through hell and high water, from participating in an auction to dealing with the Dominion, to receiving a Willie Mays baseball card to cheer up the war-fatigued Captain Sisko.



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Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (credit only)


Jake and Nog go through hell and high water, from participating in an auction to dealing with the Dominion, to receiving a Willie Mays baseball card to cheer up the war-fatigued Captain Sisko.

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The baseball card is a 1951 Willie Mays rookie card produced by Bowman. See more »


After Jake and Nog agree to calibrate the EPS conduits for Chief O'Brien they return to the area the Chief had already finished. See more »


Cadet Nog: Jake, as your friend I think I should tell you you're starting to go over the edge. You need to get some perspective on all this. You need to get away, clear your head...
[both are beamed away and rematerialize in some unknown quarters]
Cadet Nog: This isn't what I had in mind...
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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Enjoyable light relief
22 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As season five draws towards its conclusion we get a more light hearted episode. As everybody is feeling down due to the constant threat from the Dominion Jake decides that he must do something to cheer up his father and when he learns that there is a twentieth century baseball card amongst a boxful of junk that is going to be auctioned. There is just one problem; somebody else wants the box. After being outbid they approach the new owner to see if he will sell them the card. Luckily he wanted the lot for a different item but unfortunately he wants some items in return so that he can build a machine which he believes will let him live for ever. To get these Jake and Nog will have to provide services to most of the senior staff. All is going well till Weyoun is visiting the station for a meeting with Kai Winn gets suspicious of their activity along with that of the man they were dealing with; luckily some quick talking from Jake provides a solution and at the end of the episode everybody is happy... apart from Leeta who can't find 'her' teddy bear.

While not an action pact or exciting episode it was a lot of fun. I particularly liked that Weyoun actually took an interest in the mad scientist's machine. Early on in the series I wasn't keen on Jake and Nog but their characters have improved over the years.

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