When a Cardassian official that thinks of Kira as his daughter is dying, he agrees to reveal all he knows to her. But the experience dredges up Kira's memories of her own father's death.

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When a Cardassian official that thinks of Kira as his daughter is dying, he agrees to reveal all he knows to her. But the experience dredges up Kira's memories of her own father's death.

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This takes place in 2373. See more »

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Major Kira: He got so quiet... toward the end. I-I could hear him whispering things - his wife's name, Iliana's, even mine. Then the pain just got too much for him and he just lay there, breathing. And at the end of every exhale... there was this pause, and I thought, "That's it. It's over." Then he'd force another breath. And another... I started counting them. One hundred... two hundred... three hundred... He fought for every last second. I don't think he even knew that I was there.
Doctor Bashir: He knew. You gave him...
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Second Skin (1994) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Inconsistent.
18 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Back in 1994, Major Kira was kidnapped and made to look just like a Cardassian. It was all part of a plan to trick an old Cardassian named Ghemor. Both survived the episode and the plot was uncovered- -but Kira maintained friendly relations with Ghemor--and was in some ways was like a second daughter to him. Here in season 5, Ghemor is back--and he's dying. He's returned to see Kira because he wants her to be with him during his dying days and she seems very willing- -at least at first. What gives?

This is a particularly poor episode for Major Kira, as her character seems so incredibly poorly written. Her actions through much of the show just seemed bizarre and violated who the character had so far been through the series. Because of this inconsistent writing, I think this is among the poorer episodes of the series.


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