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Kira must convince an old Bajoran farmer to leave a moon becoming uninhabitable due to mining operations. Jake and Nog try to trade off Cardassian yamok sauce.


Les Landau


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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
Brian Keith ... Mullibok
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog
Nicholas Worth ... Lissepian Captain
Michael Bofshever ... Toran
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Baltrim
Annie O'Donnell ... Keena
Daniel Riordan ... First Guard


The Federation is helping the Bajorans to tap the molten core of the moon Jeraddo. This will provide much-needed energy for hundreds of thousands of Bajoran citizens, but will make the moon uninhabitable. All 47 known inhabitants have been evacuated, but Dax still detects one life sign. Major Kira Nerys beams down to investigate and meets three people, farmer Mullibok and two mute helpers. Mullibok invites her to dinner and makes it perfectly clear he has no intention of leaving. Although he is very stubborn Kira starts to grow fond of the man. Meanwhile Nog overhears his uncle Quark punishing his father for buying 5.000 wrappings of yamok sauce, loved by Cardassians but hated by the rest of the universe. Secretly Nog and Jake try to sell the stuff for bars of latinum. They contact a Lissepian trader, but he only has self-sealing stem bolts to offer. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This is the second time in DS9 where the Bajoran name order is addressed, when Major Kira says her birth-given name, or first name, is Nerys. See more »


When Mullibok's door closes you can see the wire used to hold it open. See more »


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Major Kira: What?
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A disagreeable task
22 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sharp critics will recognize the plot from Wild River the Elia Kazan classic about the Tennnesee Valley Authority and Jo Van Fleet's refusal to move off her family farm. That's the situation that Nana Visitor finds with Brian Keith an elderly farmer who is living on one of Bajor's moons and won't leave.

The second part of this episode has Cirroc Lofton and Aron Eisenberg doing their best Tom and Huck imitations as they try to unload Cardassian Yamok sauce. Things Cardassian are not selling well at Quark's and these two decide to enter the Ferrengi commercial world.

Years ago at a science fiction convention I asked Nana Visitor about this episode and she said Brian Keith was one of the finest men she ever worked with and doing this one was a pleasure.

I think you can see it in her performance.

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