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When Lwaxana Troi visits the station for the Bajoran Gratitude Festival, the crew is stricken with intense romantic attractions to one another.


Avery Brooks


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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
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Majel Barrett ... Lwaxana Troi
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Hana Hatae ... Molly


It's the time of the The Bajoran Gratitude Festival and presider Kira is making preparations. She's expecting Vedek Bareil and chief O'Brien is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his wife and daughter. Odo is less happy. He had hoped to spend the festival with Kira, Jake is experiencing love sickness. His girlfriend Mardah left for an university 300 light years away. When Bareil and O'Brien's family arrive, the Betazoid ambassador Lwaxana Troi is also in their shuttle. She has one goal: start a romantic relationship with Odo. When the festival starts some more unusual attractions pop up; Jake suddenly falls in love with Kira and Bareil abandons Kira to pursue Dax. Meanwhile O'Brien's love life isn't too well. The two days he has to spent with Keiko start off on the wrong foot. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Ira Steven Behr says this show originated insofar as the writers "felt we needed a light show, because we were coming up on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Tense, Part I (1995). He describes the finished episode as "dangerously wacky," and says, "In some ways, it works very nicely. And in some ways...you know." See more »


Quark is selling latinum plated renewal scroll pens. It is established later that latinum is liquid, and therefore could not plate anything. Though it could be surmised that this Quark's attempt to sell merchandise to unsuspecting customers with a fancy gimmick. See more »


Quark: [infatuated with Keiko] My ears tingle at the sight of you. Marry me?
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Weird, a bit creepy and a bit funny.
21 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Some Bajoran festival is about to be celebrated on Deep Space 9 when the show begins. What follows is a relationship all about relationships--and several couples are highlighted. Odo is horrified when Lwaxana Troi shows up and she's NOT about to accept no for an answer. Major Kira is about to get her groove on with Bariel--though completely out of the blue Jake Sisko professes his love for her (and this made no sense whatsoever), Bariel has some weird fascination for Jadzia Dax and, finally, Keiko returns to visit with her husband-- and with every word between them, it's more and more obvious that the marriage is pretty much over...and don't even get me started about Dax and her love interest!! The worst moment was when Keiko dropped a bomb (so to speak) on Miles and when he rightfully got upset, she told him he was acting like a child (oooh...low blow time). The bottom line is that by the end, EVERYONE is pretty miserable in their relationships! It almost seems like someone has spiked something on the station!!! What the heck is going on here?!

While none of this makes sense, later it DOES--and it makes for a rather funny and enjoyable "what if" episode. Well worth seeing.

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