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Star Trek DS9 - Season 6 - Episode 03

Star Trek DS9 - 6x03 - Sons and Daughters

Originally Aired: 1997-10-13

Worf is reunited with his estranged son, Alexander. [DVD]

My Rating - 4

Fan Rating Average - 5.89

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Filler Quotient: 0, not filler, do not skip this episode.
- Numerous major long term plot threads are serviced here.



Remarkable Scenes
- Worf nitpicking the wedding again.
- Bashir and O'Brien lamenting about the Klingon food and the Klingon singing.
- Martok: "War is much more fun when you're winning!"
- Worf to his son: "You heard what I expect from the others; twice what I expect from you!" Ouch.
- Ch'Targh picking on then fighting Alexander.
- Ch'Targh to Alexander: "Keep a close watch! There might be more hostile simulation programs out there!"
- Dukat: "You don't like the dress?" Kira: "The dress is fine. I don't like you."
- Dukat giving the dress to Ziyal instead. Opportunistic indeed!
- Martok: "You are both stubborn, tiresome, qu'vatlh. The only difference is I need him. I do not need you."
- Alexander joining the house of Martok.

My Review
Kira walks the collaborator line again, Jake is frustrated with his inability to send news to the Federation and wants to join the resistance, and we get another episode taking place largely on the Rotarran. Unfortunately, this particular combined rehash is kind of a miss compared to the originals. While I enjoyed the basic story and appreciate its contribution to the current arc, the episode leaves one somewhat underwhelmed. I appreciate the basic theme. The episode title "Sons and Daughters" refers to Alexander and Ziyal. Alexander is having trouble gaining acceptance as a soldier and Ziyal is having trouble gaining acceptance as a student. I'm also glad the writers are tying up the whole "Hey, you know Worf has a son, right? What's up with him?" loose end. Other than that the episode is kind of unremarkable. Even the battle with the Jem'Hadar seemed routine.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From David Chambers on 2009-11-26 at 4:58pm:
    Is it me, or does the actor that played Alexander look a lot like Tom Cruise?

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