Worf's brother Kurn asks him to perform a death rite to regain his lost honor. Meanwhile, Kira and O'Brien investigate Klingon activity near the Bajoran border.



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Jake Sisko (credit only)
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Worf hasn't heard anything from his brother Kurn since Chancellor Gowron brought the glory days of the House of Mogh to an end. All of the sudden, he arrives on the station and asks Worf to perform the Mauk-to'Vor ritual. He wants to regain his honor in the next life. Since suicide is out of the question, Kurn believes only Worf is capable of giving him his honor back by killing him. Meanwhile, Kira and O'Brien are on their way home. Near the Bajoran border, they are startled by a sudden high energy discharge. It looks like a cloaked ship exploded, but there's no debris. When the two want to take a closer look, a Klingon warship stops them. They claim to be conducting military exercises. Kira doesn't trust it, neither does Sisko. He gives permission to take the Defiant for a better look. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Final appearance of Worf's brother Kurn, who previously appeared in three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


Kurn's prosthetic nose comes loose from his Kingon make-up. When he talks in the infirmary, you can see it wiggle freely. See more »


Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: [the scene opens with a shot of a bloodied Klingon dagger, before the camera pans to a righteously pissed Sisko] Kurn's going to make it. Julian said he'll be up on his feet by tomorrow morning.
Captain Sisko: Good. Mister Worf, I want you to tell me why I shouldn't put you on the next transport out of here.
Lt. Commander Worf: You are well within your right to do so.
Captain Sisko: I'm not talking about my rights. Answer my question.
Lt. Commander Worf: Captain, I do not have an answer. Sir, I realize my actions were in violation of Starfleet regulations, but...
Captain Sisko: ...
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Pretty sad stuff
31 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Life for Worf has not been easy. He was orphaned at a young age and was raised by humans--and he longs to fit in better with his fellow Klingons. However, his path on his quest to be an uber-Klingon has been very bumpy to say the least. For a while, he was ostracized by the Klingons when his father was accused after his death of begin a traitor. When Worf FINALLY redeems his father's good name and becomes a trusted friend with the new Klingon leader, this wonderful period is very short-lived. When the Cardassian-Klingon war occurred, he refused to fight for the Klingons--siding with the Federation. And, as a result he was once again ostracized! Now in "Sons of Mogh", you realize just how bad things are for Worf's brother--who, according to Klingon tradition, is equally to blame for Worf's actions! Life sucks to be a son of Mogh--and as a result of this, the brother, Kurn, wishes to die. How will this problem be solved without Worf helping his brother to kill himself?!

Tony Todd, a fine actor who ALSO played Jake Sisko as an adult makes his final performance as Kurn. But he doesn't die AND he manages to salvage his honor. How?! See the show.

This is a good and sad episode--one that further illustrates the lonely path Worf must travel in life. Well written and worth seeing.

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