Dr. Bashir fights to save Garak's life when a device implanted in his brain, designed to alleviate pain in the event of torture, begins to malfunction and is slowly killing him.

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Garak and Bashir are waiting in line in the mess hall, when suddenly, Garak falls ill. An examination reveals an implant in his brain. The device - which was implanted a year earlier - is to prevent the bearer from giving away secrets whilst being interrogated, but, now, Garak's time is quickly running out, and Bashir looks for a way to save his friend's life. In the meantime, Garak tells him contradicting stories about his past. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This is the first DS9 episode to be directed by a woman: Kim Friedman. The producers were so impressed with her work that they brought her back to direct several crucial episodes. See more »

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When Bashir and Tain are in the room together, Tain asks for tea and a glass of kanar. When he gets the kanar, it is a blue liquid with the consistency of water. In all previous instances, kanar is shown as a black, syrup-like liquid. See more »

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[Dr. Bashir thanks Enabran Tain, Garak's former mentor in the Obsidian Order, for providing the necessary information to save his life]
Enabran Tain: Oh, don't thank me. I'm not doing Garak any favors. He doesn't deserve a quick death. On the contrary, I want him to live a long, miserable life. I want him to grow old on that station, surrounded by people who hate him, knowing that he'll never come home again.
Dr. Julian Bashir: What a lovely sentiment.
Enabran Tain: And it's from the heart, I assure you.
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References Rashômon (1950) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Boy it sucks to be Garak....
19 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" reveals much about Garak--the enigmatic and tricky Cardassian 'tailor' living on the station. When the show begins, Garak is doing what he often does--he's having a meal with his BFF, Dr. Bashir. Without warning, Garak doubles over--in intense pain and in immediate need of hospitalization. What follows is Garak's story--how he was once a dreaded and powerful leader in the Cardassian Obsidian Order as well as his fall from grace.

While this isn't among the more exciting episodes of the series, it's an important one because it makes Garak A BIT pitiable and a bit easier to understand. Worth seeing.


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