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Ties Of Blood And Water 

When a Cardassian official (Lawrence Pressman), who thinks of Kira (Nana Visitor) as his daughter, is dying, he agrees to reveal all he knows to her. But the experience dredges up Kira's memories of her own father's (Thomas Kopache) death.

Director:

Avery Brooks

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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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
Lawrence Pressman ... Tekeny Ghemor
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Thomas Kopache ... Kira Taban
William Lucking ... Furel
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Rick Schatz Rick Schatz ... Medic
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When a Cardassian official (Lawrence Pressman), who thinks of Kira (Nana Visitor) as his daughter, is dying, he agrees to reveal all he knows to her. But the experience dredges up Kira's memories of her own father's (Thomas Kopache) death.

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Thomas Kopache plays a judge in Boston Legal (2004) episodes Boston Legal: A Greater Good (2004) and Boston Legal: Change of Course (2004) with fellow Star Trek actors William Shatner (Captain Kirk) and Rene Auberjonois (Odo). See more »

Goofs

When Kira first appears in the flashback sequence where her wounded father is brought to her at the Shakaar resistance cell base, another resistance fighter to her right can be seen holding a Jem'Hadar Kar'takin years before the discovery of the wormhole. See more »

Quotes

Major Kira: You are really enjoying this, aren't you? Hm? All your sick little games...
Gul Dukat: I must admit, I do get a certain... perverse pleasure out of it.
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Connections

References Yentl (1983) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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I Agree--Inconsistencies of Character
31 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Kira continues to be a rather odd character. She is all over the place emotionally. She is often so tied to her revolutionary days that she can't see the forest for the trees. In this one, her mentor, her second father comes to the station to die. He is Cardassian and a highly reputed on his planet (which Gul Dukat and the Dominion have taken over) but is greatly disturbed by the circumstances. He is a vast storehouse of information. Through his incredible pain, he relates volumes of information about the Cardassian hierarchy and other important facts about their realm. The problem is the quickness with which Kira changes when she finds out about this guy's involvement in an attack on a monastery when he was very young. Her character is just to frenetic to get close to.


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Country:

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Release Date:

14 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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