Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 17

Penumbra (7 Apr. 1999)

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When the ship Worf was serving on is attacked in battle and all search efforts are abandoned, Ezri takes a runabout in search of him against Sisko's orders. Meanwhile, Sisko proposes to Cassidy Yates.


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Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)


When the ship Worf was serving on is attacked in battle and all search efforts are abandoned, Ezri takes a runabout in search of him against Sisko's orders. Meanwhile, Sisko proposes to Cassidy Yates.

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Lieutenant Ezri Dax: I bumped into Captain Boday the other night.
Chief O'Brien: Captain Boday?
Doctor Bashir: The Gallamite. Jadzia dated him.
Chief O'Brien: Oh, the toothy smile and the transparent skull?
Doctor Bashir: That's him. -... - Personally, I don't know what Jadzia ever saw in the man.
Chief O'Brien: Well - his brains.
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Lost in the Badlands
20 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the episode opens we learn that the Klingons have suffered losses in a battle against the Dominion and that Worf is missing presumed dead, the Defiant searches the area for two or three days but eventually they have to accept that he is lost; back on DS9 Ezri refuses to accept that he is dead and helps herself to a shuttle and heads into the badlands to look for him alone. Of course this is not exactly friendly territory so even if she does manage to find him she has to get him back to Federation territory. Back on DS9 things seem to be going well for Captain Sisko as Kasidy accepts his proposal of marriage although soon after Sisko is visited by one of the prophets who tell him that if he stays with her things will not be happy for him. Away from the Federation we see that things aren't so good for the Founders, the Vorta are having no luck in finding a cure to the disease which has effected them all.

This was a pretty good episode, it was fun seeing Ezri and Worf bickering although it seems some enforced time together will help them get closer. Although it didn't say "to be continued" at the end of the episode it could have done as each of the plot lines is left open and the Ezri/Worf story had a proper cliffhanger ending.

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