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Star Trek DS9 - Season 7 - Episode 20

Star Trek DS9 - 7x20 - The Changing Face of Evil

Originally Aired: 1999-4-28

Synopsis:
The crew's relief at Worf and Ezri's safe return is tempered by reports that the Breen have attacked Starfleet Headquarters on Earth. [DVD]

My Rating - 9

Fan Rating Average - 5.08

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

Problems
None

Factoids
- According to Weyoun, the climate on the Breen homeworld is quite comfortable, which calls into question why they wear the refrigeration suits.

Remarkable Scenes
- The sight of the destroyed Starfleet Headquarters.
- Bashir and O'Brien playing with an Alamo model.
- Worf making fun of Bashir: "He gets excited playing with toys!"
- Ezri: "You're a good friend, Worf." Worf: "I know."
- Worf criticizing O'Brien's and Bashir's Alamo strategy despite having criticized them for "playing with toys." ;)
- The Defiant prepping for battle.
- The Dominion with the Breen's help destroying the Defiant and winning the battle.
- Damar's resistance speech.
- Weyoun: "I could be the last Weyoun. That's why he picked that target."
- Morn Appearances; 1. Not shown, but is mentioned to have won the betting pool predicting when Worf and Ezri would return.

My Review
Wow. The first attack on Earth in a very long time, another spectacular space battle, the destruction of the Defiant, and the Cardassians are rebelling against the Dominion. This arc is really starting to heat up! Kai Winn has finally discovered she's been working with Dukat all this time, curiously she seems willing to accept that, she has even committed murder to cover up her alliance with him. The Breen energy dampening weapon is amazingly powerful, the Defiant is a tough ship to destroy, I would imagine the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans lost a great deal of ships in that battle, a devastating blow to be sure. This episode was a real thriller.

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