Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2, Episode 4

Invasive Procedures (17 Oct. 1993)

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A jealous Trill, who had waited his entire life to receive a symbiont but never had, decides to steal one. . .Dax's!

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A plasma storm is approaching the station and almost all personnel has been evacuated, only a skeleton crew remains. Suddenly a distress call from a cargo ship comes in and Sisko decides to respond. A tractor beam pulls it in, but it's no cargo ship at all. Two Klingons, a Trill and a female Khefkan overpower Odo and O'Brien and then the rest of the crew. The Trill, Verad, is unjoined and seems very frustrated about that. He thinks is life is mediocre and wants Dax's symbiont. Bashir is forced to perform the operation that will mean Dax's life will end soon. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Verad Dax: Well, Benjamin, I guess this is goodbye. Not many friendships last over two lifetimes. I wish we could have made it three.
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Grand theft symbiote
17 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I found "Grand Theft Symbiote" (also known as "Invasive Procedures") to both an interesting concept for an episode AND inconsistent and poorly written! It begins with a crack team entering the space station and kidnapping Jadzia Dax while the shocked crew watches helplessly. The plan is to STEAL Dax and implant it into a loser from the Trill planet who is bummed since he wasn't chosen for implantation! This is the interesting part. However, I was surprised when they showed the transfer occur--it was described as painful and the guy playing the thief acts like it's really painful. This is a surprise because in the first show about the Trill, Commander Riker is briefly implanted and he described it as being painless and seemed to enjoy the joining. Even more perplexing is the new Dax--he SHOULD have been the old one bonded with a jerk. Yet, oddly, there's very little of Dax's morality and decency in this guy and he seems quite willing to run off with his new host. Huh?! Did much of this make sense? Not really...and that's why I'm giving this episode a well deserved 4. A word to the writers-- next time research your characters better.


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