'Til Death Do Us Part (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

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"'Til Death Do Us Part"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode
Episode no.Season 7
Episode 18
Directed byWinrich Kolbe
Written byDavid Weddle
Bradley Thompson
Featured musicDavid Bell
Production code568
Original air dateApril 14, 1999 (1999-04-14)
Guest appearance(s)
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"Penumbra"
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"Strange Bedfellows"
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"'Til Death Do Us Part" (originally titled "Umbra"), is the 168th episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. This episode weaves together Sisko's personal, professional, and spiritual life, as various characters confront life goals and relationships, amidst ambitions. The episode takes place in the Star Trek science fiction universe, aboard the titular 24th century space station Deep Space Nine.

This episode first aired on April 14, 1999 on broadcast television.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Kai Winn visits DS9 and tells the Emissary that she will officiate his marriage to Yates, and not the Vedek that Sisko chose. After leaving Sisko's office, Winn has what she thinks is her first vision from the Prophets ever. They say that "the Sisko has faltered," that the Prophets have chosen her for "a great task," and that she will be aided by a guide who has "the wisdom of the land."

Dax and Worf continue arguing even after being separately interrogated by the Breen. Worf's jealousy of Julian Bashir is confirmed when Ezri drowsily declares her love for him.

Dukat arrives at DS9 and visits Kai Winn, posing as Anjohl Tennan, a Bajoran farmer whose life was spared during the occupation by Winn's intervention. Winn believes then that this is the man the Prophets sent to be her guide, someone who has "the wisdom of the land." Winn and Anjohl quickly become very close, to the disapproval of Solbor, one of Winn's aides.

Kasidy is angry when Benjamin tells her what the Prophets said of their engagement to be married. Despite a discussion with Kira Nerys and another vision from the Prophets reaffirming their warning, Benjamin marries Kasidy in a last-minute ceremony officiated by Admiral Ross.

Weyoun orders Damar to go on a trip aboard a Jem'Hadar ship with him but doesn't tell him where. Arriving at the rendezvous point, some Breen soldiers beam in along with Dax and Worf. Weyoun announces that the Breen have allied themselves with the Dominion.

Reception[edit]

The A.V. Club notes two major plots, one with Sisko and Kassidy Yates, and another revolving around Kai Winn.[3] They note Winn seems to use religion as justification for her corrupt and selfish ambitions, erstwhile Sisko confronts his convictions about Kassidy conflicting with his spirtual role to the Bajoran people, and there is also an interplay between these two plots.[1]

Tor.com notes this episode begins with a summary of the previous episode "Penumbra" and starts off with a focus on Sisko's wedding plans with a visit from Kai Winn.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Handlen, Zack. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "'Til Death Do Us Part"/"Strange Bedfellows"". TV Club. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  2. ^ DeCandido, Keith R. A. (2015-01-27). "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "'Til Death Do Us Part"". Tor.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  3. ^ Handlen, Zack. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "'Til Death Do Us Part"/"Strange Bedfellows"". TV Club. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  4. ^ DeCandido, Keith R. A. (2015-01-27). "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "'Til Death Do Us Part"". Tor.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.

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