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Change Of Heart 

Worf and Jadzia travel to the badlands to procure some information on the Dominion from a traitorous Cardassian. Bashir wants to engage in a holo-suite spy simulation, but O'Brien prefers to brush up on his tongo game after watching Jadzia lose to Quark.

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David Livingston

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo (credit only)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Todd Waring ... Lasaran
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Worf and Jadzia travel to the badlands to procure some information on the Dominion from a traitorous Cardassian. Bashir wants to engage in a holo-suite spy simulation, but O'Brien prefers to brush up on his tongo game after watching Jadzia lose to Quark.

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In an interview Ronald D. Moore confessed that the writers never clearly established the rules of the Ferengi game of tongo, and mostly made it up as they went along. See more »

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As Worf and Jadzia approach the outpost, the craft veers to the left, putting the planet and the moon on the right side of the view screen. However, as Jadzia turns back to the right, the moon slowly moves the right side of the middle of the view screen and then suddenly jumps to the lower left side of the screen. See more »

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Lt. Commander Worf: Very well. Room service.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Really?
Lt. Commander Worf: Really.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Oh, that was easy.
Lt. Commander Worf: Did you want to fight over it?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: No, it's just, I didn't expect you to surrender so quickly.
Lt. Commander Worf: Surrender?
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Bad word.
Lt. Commander Worf: Very bad.
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Now that's what I call a true connection between Worf and Jadzia
31 August 2019 | by yincognyto-91718See all my reviews

I already said in one of my reviews on a previous episode that the romance between Worf and Jadzia Dax is pathetic, for the simple reason that the characters didn't seem to connect in a proper and believable way until this point in the series. This episode however was something else, and in a good way: we finally see a proof of their true love when Jadzia risks her life to be up to Worf standards and Worf risks his career to try and save Jadzia from a certain death. Because, make no mistake, it wasn't just Worf who risked something in this episode, but Jadzia as well.

This leads me to the plot hole identified by another reviewer, that Worf should have let Jadzia right where she got injured, complete the mission on his own and pick her up on his return (since the path they were supposed to take was the same on their return). I agree that this is indeed a plot hole, but furtunately, unlike other episodes where the characters made absurd (read stupid) choices that couldn't be explained in another way than by the inept writing, this time there were mitigating circumstances for the characters' behavior: Jadzia, as I mentioned before, wanted to show Worf that she's up to the task and a worthy Klingon wife (risking her life in the process), and Worf couldn't let her in the vicinity of the killed enemies since she would have been easy to find and capture when the rest of the enemy troops searched for the missing personnel. So, at least this time, there were at least two (more or less) logical explanations to the actions of the characters - it's wasn't just stuff thrown out of the blue by the writers in order to come up with a certain resolve in the episode (like so many times before in the series).

Apart from that, it really was a touching example of true love between two characters that didn't seem really connected before in the series (I'm mainly talking about acting, not just about events like their wedding). I don't know about you, but I liked this episode - the first time I was convinced that what they had was love and not just a one night stand between "the beauty and the beast"...


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4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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