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Strange Bedfellows 

While Worf and Ezri face execution, an alliance between enemies threatens to turn the tide of the war against the Federation.


Rene Auberjonois


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Nicole de Boer ... Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Kasidy Yates Sisko (as Penny Johnson)
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Casey Biggs ... Damar
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
James Otis ... Solbor


Kai Winn gets unknowingly involved with Gul Dukat, surgically altered to resemble a Bajoran, using the name 'Anjohl.' Tensions further escalate between Weyoun and Legate Damar, as the Dominion gather to sign a peace treaty with the Breen, which includes granting the Breen certain Cardassian territories. Having been held captive by the Dominion, Ezri and Worf try to escape from the Cardassian home world. Written by Moviedude1

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Damar's comment that Worf and Ezri's execution sentence has been determined before their trial begins is a reference to the Cardassian justice system that was established in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis, Part II (1994) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tribunal (1994). See more »


When Sisko is making dinner he pushes away Kasidy when she tries to stir. He then puts his hands on the rim of the pot and touches the side of the pot without getting burnt. See more »


Lieutenant Ezri Dax: You have the biggest ego of any man I've ever known!
Lt. Commander Worf: Considering how many men you have known, that is quite a statement.
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Featured in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: What You Leave Behind (1999) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Like all the later episodes, this is part of one long and intricate plot that lasts through the finale.
28 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The final 10 (give or take) episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" were completely unlike previous shows. Instead of a single self- contained or even two-part episode, ALL the later episodes form one gigantic episode with the same plot threads running throughout.

The two biggest and most important plots concern the Cardassian alliance as well as Kai Winn's commitment to the Prophets. As far as the Cardassians go, this is the low point for the Union. The Vorta (and, in effect, the Dominion) seem to have less and less regard for their Cardassian allies--and it is becoming more obvious by the alliance with the Breen. You just wonder how much Weyoun 8 can disrespect and disregard the Cardassians until the Cardassians fight back and help the Federation. As far as Kai Winn goes, this is THE episode where she finally realizes her visions are NOT from the Prophets but from the Pah-Wraiths (the Bajoran version of demons). She is appalled and contrite...to a point. But when it comes down to it, her allegiance if governed more by a thirst for power than for what is right.

Well made and really, really tough to score because of the style of plot. However, the episode did have a few funny moments between the Cardassian leader and Weyoun 7 and 8!

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