Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 21

When It Rains... (5 May 1999)

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Kira gets sent behind Cardassian lines in an effort to train them in resistance fighting. When Dr. Bashir learns of the deadly disease that Odo is infected with, he gets met with barriers ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Garak (as Andrew J. Robinson)
Barry Jenner ...


Kira gets sent behind Cardassian lines in an effort to train them in resistance fighting. When Dr. Bashir learns of the deadly disease that Odo is infected with, he gets met with barriers when trying to obtain his medical records from Starfleet. And Martok gets blindsided by Gowron when he arrives on DS9, announcing that he has assumed command of the Klingon fleet. Written by Moviedude1

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5 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Both Nana Visitor and Andrew Robinson felt that the writers should have included a scene when Garak and Kira confront Damar about the death of Tora Ziyal, whom he murdered last year. The producers disagreed because although Ziyal was Kira's friend and Garak's lover, they felt that it didn't serve any purpose because they were trying to redeem Damar at this point. Bringing up conflicts from the past felt to them like a step in the wrong direction. See more »


[Odo and Garak have managed to appease a run-in between Rusot and Kira]
Garak: You don't know how lucky you are.
Gul Rusot: Oh? Why is that?
Garak: She would've killed you.
Gul Rusot: [scoffs] I only wish she'd tried.
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Training the Cardassians
26 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now that the Cardassians are fighting a guerilla war against the Dominion they need an expert in the field to teach them how to fight in a way they are not familiar; the person they get is Col. Kira who is not very happy to be working with her old enemies, not that all of the Cardassians are that happy to be working with her. On this mission she is accompanied by Garak and Odo. Odo has other worries as Dr Bashir has discovered that he is infected with the same disease that has affected the other Founders, initially it is assumed that he contracted the disease when he linked with a Founder however Bashir's investigations lead to a much more disturbing conclusion. On Bajor Kai Winn continues to try to find a way to free the Pah Wraiths, Dukat tries too but as soon as he tries to read the book he is struck blind. In a fourth storyline Klingon Chancellor Gowron arrives on DS9 ostensibly to bestow an honour on Martok but after making the award he announces that he personally will take over the leadership of the Klingon campaign even though he is a politician with no military skills.

This episode may have had four major story lines but it shouldn't be confusing to anybody who has been watching the series for long, in fact I found it kept the story exciting as no one story dominated. It is also nice to see Star Fleet being shown in a way that suggests it is far from perfect.

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