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Lenara Kahn, the new host of the wife of Dax's former host Torias, comes to the station. While they're not allowed to renew their relation, there's still a spark.


Avery Brooks


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

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Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Commander Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Susanna Thompson ... Dr. Lenara Kahn
Tim Ryan ... Dr. Bejal Otner
James Noah ... Hanor Pren
Ken Marshall ... Michael Eddington (as Kenneth Marshall)


A science team of Trills comes to visit the station to do a test on creating artificial wormholes. The leader of the team is Dr. Lenara Kahn, a joined Trill. The former host of the Kahn symbiont was Nilani. She was the wife of Torias, one of Dax's former hosts. On Trill, it is strictly forbidden to re-associate with a past lover. The punishment is exile, meaning the symbiont will die. To avoid problems, Sisko offers Jadzia Dax to take extended leave. She denies and thinks she's up to the task. But when Jadzia and Lenara start working on the science project, they both seem to get along really well. While they try deny it at first, the romantic spark between them isn't gone. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Release Date:

30 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contrary to Jadzia's proclamation, she had actually twice previously let her past lives get in the way of her work, once in DS9: "Dax" and again in DS9: "Blood Oath". See more »


After Worf, standing to the left of the visitors, tells them to come with him and he will show them their quarters, they go to their right and start ahead of Worf without knowing where their quarters are. See more »


[last lines]
Dr. Lenara Kahn: Dax, I am not like you. I don't have a little Curzon inside me telling me to be impulsive, to ignore the rules, to give up everything that I've worked for.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: Can you really walk away from me? From us? After all this time we're together. Don't throw that away!
Dr. Lenara Kahn: I don't want to! Maybe I need more time. Maybe if I go back to Trill for a while, I... I'll think it over, I... I can always come back later.
Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax: I wish I could believe you. But ultimately it comes down to this: if you feel about me ...
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Worst episode of the entire series
28 January 2019 | by joeghostSee all my reviews

Knowing the consequences of losing the lives of both symbionts, these two former lovers..... sort of, continue to spend time alone with each other and allow their old feelings to be rekindled. I found the whole thing to be ridiculous and this was my least favorite episode of the entire Deep Space Nine series.

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