Sisko, O'Brien, Dax, Worf and Kira are coming back from a tiresome conference. Suddenly there's a power surge in the warp core of the runabout. The ship's been sabotaged and it explodes. Eddington is only barely able to beam them off, but the shock wave damages the transporters. Their patterns are still in the system though and by deleting station's memory Eddington is able to store them. Meanwhile doctor Bashir plays secret agent Bashir, Julian Bashir in a holosuite. He is surprised by the arrival of Garak and finally allows him to join. Then suddenly KGB agent Anastasia Komananov looks like Kira. While Bashir thinks it is another uninvited guest, the truth soon becomes clear. The five crew members have become an integral part of the holo adventure. With the safeties off Bashir has to do his utter best to keep everyone alive, while Eddington and Rom try to solve the problem. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
Series semi-regular Garak, a tailor who used to be a secret agent, resembles the spy protagonists of John le Carré
novels (George Smiley, Alec Leamas, etc.), some of which moonlight as tailors. These bleakly serious spy stories are often held up as the literary antithesis of Ian Fleming
's glamorous, over-the-top world of James Bond. In this episode, several discussions between Bashir (playing the role of Bond) and Garak, regarding the popular image of a secret agent versus the reality, are reminiscent of literary theses written about Fleming versus Le Carré. See more
Eddington is missing one of the rank pips on his collar. He's a Lieutenant Commander but he's wearing the rank of a junior grade Lieutenant, a much lower rank. See more
Dr. Julian Bashir
A lot of kick for a '45 Dom.
[after knocking out Falcon with a champagne cork
References The Spy Who Loved Me
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more