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Return To Grace 

Dukat returns, stripped of his prestige, to escort Kira to a Cardassian conference about the Dominion. But an attack by a Klingon raider may give Dukat a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of his government.


Jonathan West


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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 (credit only)
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Cyia Batten ... Ziyal
Casey Biggs ... Damar
John K. Shull ... K'Temang


Kira has been asked by Shakaar to attend a conference on a remote Cardassian outpost. The two governments will exchange intelligence about the Klingons. The Major will be personally brought to this location by Gul Dukat. Ever since he brought his half Bajoran daughter Ziyal to Cardassia, things haven't been going well for him. He was stripped of his rank and is now a simple freighter captain. But, so he ensures Kira, it is only a temporary setback for him. When Kira arrives in Cardassian space, the outpost has been attacked by a Klingon bird-of-prey. All the diplomats are dead. Kira suggests mounting an outpost disruptor on the freighter to go after the Klingons. While Kira wants revenge for the dead diplomats, Dukat sees this as the perfect opportunity to redeem himself. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Tom Benko's (editor, writer, director and production manager) original idea for this episode came from the question of what might happen if the Jews and the Nazis were forced to work together after World War II. See more »


The Klingons are not suspicious that the Cardassian ship they encountered some distance away has followed them to the same remote location. See more »


Gul Dukat: I must say, I've always admired Shakaar's success with women. The Intelligence file I kept on him during the Occupation is filled with reports of his conquests. In fact, if you remember correctly, you were the only female in his resistance cell that he didn't... charm. At least until now.
Major Kira Nerys: Is that what you kept track of during the Occupation? No wonder you lost.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Indiscretion (1995) See more »


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The Odd Couple
23 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Kira and Dukat head off for a conference but become embroiled in some Klingon nastiness. Kira is able to use her engineering expertise to create weaponry. The Klingons have destroyed a colony, leaving no survivors. There is a constant byplay between Kira and Dukat. He has romantic feelings toward her. It is obvious he feels that they should form an alliance. This episode is not the strongest, but it has that element of ingenuity that is quite fun.

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5 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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