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Ties of Blood and Water 

When a Cardassian official (Lawrence Pressman), who thinks of Kira (Nana Visitor) as his daughter, is dying, he agrees to reveal all he knows to her. But the experience dredges up Kira's memories of her own father's (Thomas Kopache) death.

Director:

Avery Brooks

Writers:

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

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
Lawrence Pressman ... Tekeny Ghemor
Marc Alaimo ... Gul Dukat
Thomas Kopache ... Kira Taban
William Lucking ... Furel
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Rick Schatz Rick Schatz ... Medic
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When a Cardassian official (Lawrence Pressman), who thinks of Kira (Nana Visitor) as his daughter, is dying, he agrees to reveal all he knows to her. But the experience dredges up Kira's memories of her own father's (Thomas Kopache) death.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first episode in which Kira is shown wearing her normal uniform since becoming pregnant. See more »

Goofs

When Kira first appears in the flashback sequence where her wounded father is brought to her at the Shakaar resistance cell base, another resistance fighter to her right can be seen holding a Jem'Hadar Kar'takin years before the discovery of the wormhole. See more »

Quotes

Major Kira: I promise you, Dukat, I will make you pay for all of this one day.
Gul Dukat: Maybe. But not today.
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Connections

References Yentl (1983) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Inconsistent.
18 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Back in 1994, Major Kira was kidnapped and made to look just like a Cardassian. It was all part of a plan to trick an old Cardassian named Ghemor. Both survived the episode and the plot was uncovered- -but Kira maintained friendly relations with Ghemor--and was in some ways was like a second daughter to him. Here in season 5, Ghemor is back--and he's dying. He's returned to see Kira because he wants her to be with him during his dying days and she seems very willing- -at least at first. What gives?

This is a particularly poor episode for Major Kira, as her character seems so incredibly poorly written. Her actions through much of the show just seemed bizarre and violated who the character had so far been through the series. Because of this inconsistent writing, I think this is among the poorer episodes of the series.


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