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Dax asks the crew to join her Zhian'tara ritual. The memories of her former hosts will take over their bodies. Nog is preparing for Starfleet Academy.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko / Joran Dax
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo / Curzon Dax
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir / Torias Dax (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien / Tobin Dax
Armin Shimerman ... Quark / Audrid Dax
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira / Lela Dax
Jeffrey Alan Chandler ... Guardian (as Jefrey Alan Chandler)
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Chase Masterson ... Leeta / Emony Dax
Majel Barrett ... Computer Voice (voice)


Dax asks her friends to take part in a Trill ritual where she meets with her previous hosts, who temporarily take over the minds of the friends. Meanwhile, Nog practices for his entry into Starfleet Academy, much to the disliking of his uncle. Written by Anonymous

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Kind of weird but a lot of fun.
28 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The episode begins with Jadzia Dax asking several of the crew members for a strange favor--to borrow their bodies for a short amount of time! It's part of an odd Trill ceremony where the old hosts' spirits are brought back through some mumbo jumbo--and the spirits will inhabit their temporary hosts. They agree and the results vary quite a bit. One is an evil murderer and he only inhabits Sisko briefly (because he's so nasty), my favorite is a female host who inhabits Quark (it's pretty funny) and then there is Curzon Dax--who turns out to be quite the character.

The other plot (and there are almost always two in every episode) involves Nog working hard to get into a special training program for folks wanting to get into Starfleet. While a minor plot compared to the one above, it was quite touching seeing him and his father-- especially with Rom being so very proud of his boy.

All in all a very inconsequential episode since nothing earth-shattering occurs and it seems like filler, BUT it's also quite fun and great when it comes to character development. Well worth seeing.

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