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Hippocratic Oath 

Bashir is asked to help a group of renegade Jem'Hadar break their addiction to ketracel white. Meanwhile Worf is dissatisfied with the way Odo runs security.


Rene Auberjonois


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
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
Scott MacDonald ... Goran'Agar
Stephen Davies ... Arak'Taral
Jeremy Roberts ... Meso'Clan (as Jerry Roberts)
Marshall R. Teague ... Temo'Zuma (as Marshall Teague)
Roderick Garr ... Regana Tosh
Michael Bailous Michael Bailous ... Jem 'Hadar #1 (as Michael H. Bailous)


Bashir and O'Brien have concluded a bio-survey in the Gamma Quadrant. They pick up a subspace magneton pulse. While investigating, the shuttle crash lands and they are taken prisoner by a renegade group of Jem'Hadar. Its leader, Goran'Agar, got free of his addiction to ketracel white on this planet, the drug that makes them dependent on the Founders. He's brought a group of Jem'Hadar to be cured too, but the planet's 'magic' doesn't work on them. He asks Bashir to help before their supply of white runs out. While the doctor wants to help them, O'Brien is adamantly opposed. Meanwhile, back on the Deep Space Nine station, Worf spots a known criminal in Quark's bar. He thinks the Ferengi is plotting something and is getting increasingly agitated by the way Odo handles security on the station. Worf decides to take matters into his own hands. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This episode marked the first reference of a runabout belonging to the Danube-class of starships. See more »


When Goran'Agar explains to Bashir about his freedom of Ketracel White, it happened 3 years previously. Later when discussing it, they both say it happened 4 years ago. See more »


[Goran'Agar intends to kill his men]
Dr. Bashir: You don't have to do this. Even if we can't save their lives, there's no need to sacrifice yourself.
Goran'Agar: [to O'Brien] You are a soldier?
Chief O'Brien: I have been.
Goran'Agar: Then you explain.
[he walks off and vanishes into the jungle]
Chief O'Brien: He's their Commander. They trusted him. He can't leave them.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Abandoned (1994) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Give Up Your Life!
20 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The Jen'Hadar kidnap O'Brien and Bashir. They never intended to go to that planet nor did they have an obligation to an organization who lives for the blood of anyone they encounter. They are a warrior race. Bashir and O'Brien would normally have been disintegrated immediately if they didn't provide something of value to these guys. Perhaps the Jen'Hadar should have sought out scientific help from some friendly (to them) agency. Some seem to think that Bashir has a moral duty to give up his life to save another one. Nowhere in the Hippocratic Oath is a doctor expected to do such a thing. We knew what the fate of the Federation men would be right from the start. Yes, O'Brien is a bit of a macho man, but he has a family and a pact with the Federation. If reality were consistent in this series, Bashir would have been dead numerous episodes ago. He is strictly emotional and others manage to save him time after time.

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