Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 4, Episode 22

To the Death (13 May 1996)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 475 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

A renegade group of Jem'Hadar plunders Deep Space Nine. Sisko agrees to a combat operation with loyal Jem'Hadar to prevent the renegades completing a planetary gateway.



(based upon "Star Trek" created by), (created by), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

« Previous Episode | 93 of 173 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Jake Sisko (credit only)


A renegade group of Jem'Hadar have captured a Gateway, a device allowing instantaneous transport virtually anywhere. Sisko must lead a combined task force of Federation, Bajoran and loyal Jem'Hadar fighters to destroy the Gateway before it can be used on missions of conquest. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

24th century | neck breaking | See All (2) »





Release Date:

13 May 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Worf makes reference to the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode "Contagion," in which the crew of the Enterprise-D destroy an Iconian gateway to keep it out of the hands of the Romulans. See more »


When the Jem'Hadar are given their fresh vials of 'the white' (addictive nutritional substance), they connect the vials to tubes inside their uniform jackets, but they don't take out any empty vials. See more »


Weyoun: Your people... want you to come home, Odo. No matter what differences you may have with them, no matter what mistakes you may have made, they still love you.
Odo: Well, maybe they do. But I don't love them.
Weyoun: You're lying. And you're not very good at it. I on the other hand am an expert at lies, both in telling them and in spotting them...
See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion (1989) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Humanizing the Jem'Hadar....just a teeny, weeny bit.
4 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"To the Death" is a surprising episode because it involves the Federation and Jem'Hadar working together--at least temporarily. It all begins with the Defiant returning to the station--only to find that it's been attacked by Jem'Hadar. However, in pursuing the attackers back through the wormhole, Sisko finds a Jem'Hadar ship-- stricken and on the verge of implosion. The surviving Jem'Hadar soldiers are beamed aboard and that is when they learn that the ones who attacked DS9 are renegades--Jem'Hadar who are independent of their overseers and who COULD take over the entire quadrant. So, to prevent this, the new passengers on the Defiant and the Defiant's crew must work together to stop the renegades.

Much of the show consists of the Federation and Jem'Hadar learning from each other. The Jem'Hadar are clearly super-arrogant and consider humans, Klingons and the like to be wimps--and they cannot understand how these inferior begins could be of any value. Jadzia Dax is surprised to learn how incredibly efficient the Jem'Hadar are. They never sleep, never eat, have no need for procreation or women BUT it comes at a price--they only live to be, at most, about 15!

What follows is good but surprisingly easy. After all, these Jem'Hadar are supposed to be the greatest warriors in the universe and you'd think the battle with the renegades would be a lot tougher! But, given all you learn about this race and the action, this is a very good episode and well worth seeing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most Disliked Plot Twists dlmcfarland2-2
The Best Star Trek Series? Maybe... b5erik
Louise Fletcher - Nurse Ratched vs Kai Winn Elmer_Cat
How often do you re-watch DS9? Toffeepop
My idea of how DS9 could have ended ( SURPRISE NEW ENDING ) workingstiff-31766
How old are the O'Briens? Elmer_Cat
Discuss To the Death (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page