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)


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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Kira is given a Starfleet commission at the rank of commander, the naval equivalent of a lieutenant colonel. See more »


When Kira and Gul Rusot are fighting, she slams him down onto a control panel. For a split second the top of the panel pops loose, revealing that it is just a box with a light inside. See more »


[Dr. Bashir is analyzing a glass container filled with a liquid substance]
Chief O'Brien: Is that Odo?
Dr. Julian Bashir: Part of him, anyway.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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28 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As with the final ten or so episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9", this particular episode is part of a HUGE arc--sort of like a 10- part series instead of the usual self-contained episodes. And, because of this, rating these episodes individually is NOT easy.

The show begins with Colonel Kira being offered an unenviable mission--to travel to the Cardassian underground and teach them how to be resistance fighters. To assist her is Garak and Odo. However, Odo soon begins to show signs of the same disease that is effecting the Founders and his effectiveness is compromised. At the same time, Bashir is working on discovering a cure for the illness and he realizes that the medical records provided to him by Starfleet are fake. Further, there are indications that Odo might have been the first infected...and the dreaded Section 31 could be behind it.

Chancellor Gowron arrives on the station to give Martok the Empire's highest honor. However, this is a ruse--he's actually there because he fears Martok's power and he intends to take over control of the fleet--even if it costs many more lives.

Finally, Dukat is blinded when he tries to read the sacred and evil texts. Interestingly, Kai Winn has him cast out into the streets and seems to have no further need of him in learning how to unleash the Pah-Wraiths.

Overall, a lot happens in this show and the quality, like the rest of these later shows, is excellent--making them well worth seeing.

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