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The Trill homeworld is the setting, as Sisko and Bashir take Jadzia home for treatment when she begins experiencing hallucinations after playing a tune she can't recall.


Cliff Bole


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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Lisa Banes ... Doctor Renhol
Jeff McBride Jeff McBride ... Joran Belar (as Jeff Magnus McBride)
Nicholas Cascone Nicholas Cascone ... Timor
Harvey Vernon ... Yolad Belar


At a Sisko house party, Jadzia sees a musical instrument. Though she claims none of Dax's hosts had even the slightest musical ability, she is able to get music out of it. She plays a tune, but is frustrated she can't get it right. She gets obsessed by it, has trouble concentrating and starts behaving violently. When she gets hallucinations of a masked man who looks familiar, she is even more determined to find out what the music is, and Sisko suggests running it through the Federation database. Bashir discovers Jadzia's isoboramine levels are down, a neurotransmitter between host and symbiont. Bashir has no clue why, and sees no alternative than to take her to Trill, where doctors of the Symbiosis Commission will examine her. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This was also the first episode to establish that the Trill have surnames, which are replaced by the symbiont's name upon joining. Jadzia's original surname was never given during the series (nor was Curzon's or any of the hosts that preceded Joran), though Ezri's was revealed in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prodigal Daughter (1999) to be Tigan. See more »


It is a bit difficult to determine just how many hosts that Dax has had. At the beginning of the series, she had 7 hosts. In season 2, Episode 4, Verad stole the Dax symbiont for a short period of time. And yet, afterwards, Dax still has had 7 hosts. With the revelation of another host, Jeran, Dax should have 9 hosts in total, (including Verad) and yet she still has had only 7 hosts. See more »


Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: None of Dax's hosts, even Jadzia, had any musical ability.
Doctor Bashir: Nobody said life was fair.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Yeah, even if you had seven of 'em.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Discovery: Forget Me Not (2020) See more »


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Jadzia starts to go nuts....and I was bored senseless by it all.
20 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, Commander Sisko is throwing a little dinner party. Jadzia sees a keyboard and begins playing some odd melody. No biggie, right? Well, she seems obsessed with the tune and begins acting a bit oddly over the course of the next few days. In fact, it's as if she's having a nervous breakdown. Ultimately, this necessitates a trip to Trill along with Dr. Bashir and Sisko to get to the bottom of this.

What follows is a bit of Trill intrigue--none of which is very interesting and ALL of which is incredibly subdued. The show simply lacks energy--like the cast are doing a read-through instead of acting. Limp and dull from start to finish and a show that really failed to keep my interest.

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