[DS9] Season 3, Episode 9: Defiant
Riker! Dukat! The Maquis! The Obsidian Order is up to something! This episode is very good. It has an underwhelming ending, although I don’t know why I expected anything else. It ended the way it had to end.
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They do that thing where a character is overwhelmed and the doctor orders them to relax
Riker shows up!
Riker runs into O’Brien and says he has nothing to say to him
Kira gives Riker a tour and once she gets through the security on the Defiant, he shoots her and beams aboard some of his friends
In what has to be one of DS9’s goofiest moments, Riker takes off parts of his beard to reveal himself as Thomas Riker. If he had shown up with slightly different facial hair, would anyone care? But if someone noticed that parts of his beard were fake, how would he explain that?
Dukat shows up and the episode automatically starts getting even better. Odo and Sisko think that Thomas Riker is working with the Maquis and Dukat explains how this could start a war with the federation
Sisko gives the Cardassians some pointers on how to destroy the Defiant
Riker and Kira fight over who is a better terrorist
Dukat doesn’t understand why Riker wants to attack a certain area of space. Their Obsidian Order observer confirms that the Obsidian Order is up to something in that region
Sisko works out a deal with Riker to turn himself in
I don’t quite understand the kiss at the end. I thought they hated each other.
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