Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 4, Episode 14

Sons of Mogh (12 Feb. 1996)

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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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Episode cast overview:
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Klingon Officer (as Elliot Woods)


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 ship 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 (

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Sisko's firm refusal to allow the Klingon death ritual aboard a Federation space station resembles a legend commonly told about British India. The story goes that a group of locals petitioned a British official to respect their custom of throwing a widow onto her husband's burning funeral pyre, to which the British official replied that they would have in turn to respect the British custom of holding any man who commits such action to be guilty of capital murder and bound for the gallows. 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 »


Kurn: You know what... my one regret is, Worf? That we weren't raised together. In the Empire, on Earth, it wouldn't have mattered. But the sons of Mogh should have never been separated.
Lt. Commander Worf: On that, we both agree.
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Worf loses his brother
2 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Worf's brother Kurn arrives on Deep Space Nine it is not a happy occasion; Worf's refusal to leave Star Fleet and fight for the Empire has left his family stripped of its land, status and worst of all its honour. This has little effect on Worf as he had little to do with the Empire but Kurn can't live with the dishonour and insists Worf carries out a Klingon ritual and kills him. Reluctantly Worf agrees but he is interrupted by Dax and Odo and Kurn survives. Odo offers him a job with his security team but has to let him go when it becomes clear that he still has a death wish. While this is happening on the station Kira and O'Brien have a run in with the Klingons on the Bajoran border, they claim to be on routine exercises but the evidence suggests that they are in fact sowing a minefield. When one of the Klingon ships accidentally triggers a mine it is towed to DS9 and Worf and Kurn go aboard to discover the locations and detonation codes of all the cloaked mines. With this information it is possible to destroy the field which would have cut Bajor and DS9 off from the Federation. Kurn still wants to die but Dax come up with a way for him to live without the dishonour; it does mean Worf will still lose his brother though.

This was a good episode with both action and good character development. As has happened before Worf finds himself divided between his Klingon heritage and his loyalty to Star Fleet and its laws. Tony 'Candyman' Todd did a good job as Kurn even though I didn't recognise him under his Klingon make up.

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