[DS9] Season 3, Episode 26: The Adversary
Over the course of season three of DS9 there’s been a pretty slow and sporadic build towards a more serious confrontation with the Dominion, and this is one of the first episodes to really set some high stakes and ominous foreshadowing for the inevitable trouble. The extent to which a single changeling can wreak havoc is severely felt, and some decisions made in this episode have lasting consequences.
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Sisko gets promoted to captain!
They go on a mission to settle a coup.
O’Brien runs into Bashir in the Jeffrey tubes.
You know you’re in deep when this is the face of cool to you.
Someone is altering the systems on the Defiant.
They figure out a way to scan for residue of the person who was altering stuff. It turns out it’s the guy who convinced them to go on this mission.
He’s a changeling. They figure the whole coup thing is made up.
There’s a lot of paranoia. People get separated and the Changeling could be anyone.
They decide to do a blood test and I guess they just hope that the enemy changeling isn’t posing as Odo.
Dang Bashir, seems like a lot of blood for the test. Don’t they just need to see if a drop separates and remains blood?
Eddington has changeling blood!
But then it was really Bashir!
The Changeling has programed the defiant to fire on a planet, which would start a war. Sisko sets the self-destruct to go off before they get there.
O’Brien is the last chance to stop the Defiant without blowing it up, and two Odos show up.
The bad Changeling knocks everyone over and sticks his hand into Odo
You would think a Changeling fight would be pretty cool. They could turn into whatever they want and all. But instead it’s mostly just this.
Odo kills him!
Before he dies, he tells Odo that they have Changelings everywhere.
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