The Klingon Empire has asked the Federation to extradite Worf for murder. Worf commanded the Defiant which was guarding a Cardassian convoy offering medical aid to the Pentath colony. The convoy was attacked by the Klingons and in the heat of battle Worf gave the order to fire on a decloaking ship. It was a civilian transport, 441 Klingons died. The Klingon advocate Ch'Pok is trying to prove to admiral T'Lara in a hearing that Worf's bloodlust took over. Ch'Pok has a hidden agenda and he openly admits it. The Klingons see this as the perfect opportunity to gain sympathy and weaken the Federation. Captain Sisko is defending Worf and asks Odo to try to find out why the civilian transport joined the battle. Sisko's defense in the meantime is not going well. With every witness Ch'Pok's reasoning seems more and more plausible. Written by
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Episode uses classic film-noir plot device of having witnesses flashback and give their testimony as if they were third-party observers of the events they are testifying to. See more
While testifying and speaking directly to the camera, Chief O'Brien is seen wearing his standard duty uniform bearing the rank insignia of a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Moments later, in the courtroom, his dress uniform bears the single hollow pip he wore prior to DS9: "Hippocratic Oath". See more
[Ch'Pok has suggested to Sisko to concede Worf's extradition process, so he can defend Worf in a Klingon court
What matters to me is the thrill of the fight, not which side I'm on. And I think we both know, the extradition fight is over.
You're not making this offer out of kindness. You want the Federation to concede, so the convoys will stop, and the Klingons can move in on the Pentath system.
As Humans would say, that would be icing on the cake.
I wouldn't try eating that cake just yet, if I ...
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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