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Shadows and Symbols 

Ezri Dax joins Sisko and his family on his quest for the Orb of the Emissary. Colonel Kira mounts a blockade around a Bajoran moon, where the Romulan hospital is - along with thousands of ... See full summary »


Allan Kroeker


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko / Benny Russell
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Nicole de Boer ... Ensign Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Casey Biggs ... Damar / Dr. Wykoff
Barry Jenner ... Admiral Ross
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
Deborah Lacey ... Sarah Sisko
Megan Cole ... Cretak


Ezri Dax joins Sisko and his family on his quest for the Orb of the Emissary. Colonel Kira mounts a blockade around a Bajoran moon, where the Romulan hospital is - along with thousands of Romulan missles (claimed to be defensive in purpose). Quark joins Bashir & O'Brien as they join Worf, aboard a Klingon warship as they mount a dangerous mission in Jadzia Dax's name in an effort to get her spirit into Sto-vo-kor, the Klingon's heaven. Written by Moviedude1

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Like Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek: Voyager: Sacred Ground (1996). (#7.2) is about religion as the plot follows Sisko, Ezri, Jake and Joseph as they search for Bajor's mythical Orb of the Emissary and Worf, Martok, O'Brien, Bashir and Quark setting out to get Jadzia Dax's spirit into the Klingon's heaven Sto-vo-kor. See more »


During the scene between Kira and Odo, around eighteen minutes in, there is a close-up shot of Nana Visitor's character in which her trademark Bajoran nose ridges are absent. See more »


[first lines]
Sisko: Dax! I can't believe it!
Ensign Ezri Dax: I can hardly believe it myself. But... I'm Dax. I mean, I'm not Jadzia Dax; I'm Ezri Dax. But I have all of Jadzia's memories - not to mention Lela's, Tobin's, Emony's, Audrid's, Joran's, Curzon's - am I forgetting anyone?
Sisko: Torias.
Ensign Ezri Dax: Right. You're probably asking yourself, "Who is this person, how did she get the symbiont, do I even want another Dax in my life, does she always talk this much?" These are all very good questions; and I wish I had good answers for ...
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Some answers....
26 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The first episode of season 7 of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" was a bit frustrating because it introduced so many plots but offered no resolution. Fortunately, this second season clears up many of these...and leaves a few still dangling.

When the show begins, Ezri is showing that she is no Jadzia Dax. Ezri Dax is a bit afraid of flying on the shuttle and looks a bit panicked. Worst of all, however, is that you learn that she is a counselor--something that many Trek fans will despise!! Her full character will have to be revealed in subsequent episodes.

Ezri Dax is accompanying Sisko on his vision quest to locate some new orb. I agree with one reviewer who disliked this plot, as Sisko was so obsessed that the folks he brought along (including his elderly dad) were unimportant and the scorching planet they arrived on seems ready to kill the old man...and Sisko is indifferent.

Worf and his guy pals all are on their mission to somehow get Jadzia Dax into Sto-vo-kor by proxy. An odd notion indeed--and one requiring a brave deed in battle.

The final plot involves Colonel Kira and a Romulan Senator having a run-in and neither seems willing to back down. Someone better, of the fragile alliance will be in jeopardy.

The resolutions to these plots is decent--but I am not a huge fan of some of the encounters Sisko has with his Prophet friends. I did, however, find it fascinating just how long-term their game plan is and how he was NOT chosen to be the emissary by random chance. Interesting and worth seeing.

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