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Star Trek DS9 - Season 6 - Episode 08

Star Trek DS9 - 6x08 - Resurrection

Originally Aired: 1997-11-17

Synopsis:
When a stranger beams aboard the station and takes Kira hostage, she is shocked to see that he looks exactly like her dead love, Vedek Bareil. [DVD]

My Rating - 2

Fan Rating Average - 3.82

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Filler Quotient: 3, bad filler, totally skippable.
- Usually the mirror universe episodes are not filler, but this one is.

Problems
None

Factoids
None

Remarkable Scenes
- The opening scene, with a mentioning of captain Boday, a Gallamite with a transparent skull.
- Kira, regarding a prospective date: "His eye bothers me." Dax: "Which one?" Kira: "The middle one."
- The station crew's expert handling of the hostage situation.
- Bariel: "I suppose it must be nice to have that kind of faith. I've always preferred to believe in nothing. That way I'm never disappointed."
- Bariel stealing Worf's Mak'Leth.
- Quark's subtle hints to Kira.
- Morn Appearances; 1. Is seen when Bariel walks by Quark's. 2. Behind Bariel in Quark's.

My Review
This is the worst mirror universe installment yet, mostly because it doesn't actually take place in the mirror universe. Mirror Bariel and mirror Kira show up on DS9, trying to steal an orb, for no discernible reason. They claim they'll use it to form a religion to unite the mirror Bajorans in which they're the central religious figures, but I think that it's questionable whether or not the stolen orb would function at all in the mirror universe, especially the capacity they were expecting. That said, the episode was actually doing pretty good until mirror Kira showed up. The writers just can't stand to waste an opportunity to use that character for some reason. Nana Visitor does a fantastic job playing as her, but the character was totally inappropriate for this story. It would have been a much better story if Bariel really was trying to escape the mirror universe and ended up playing some kind of semi permanent role on the show in later episodes. Instead, the episode was one cup filler with a tablespoon of cliche. In the middle of the Dominion war no less!

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From rpeh on 2010-08-02 at 6:06pm:
    Dreadful episode.

    Having built up the tension of the Dominion war then taken a quick break to let Worf and Dax get married as they had always promised, one expects a return to action. Instead... we get a banal episode in the awful mirror series that takes the story nowhere and just acts as a method to assist sleep after a late night Trek-thon.

    I'd like to know if *anybody* was surprised by the plot "twist". He's from the mirror universe! Of *course* he's going to be evil!

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