[DS9] The Visitor

[DS9] Season 4, Episode 3: The Visitor

the visitorRating: 3

For a while I didn’t really like this episode. I didn’t have the patience for it after all the excitement that was built up in the last episode (and I still don’t like the placement of this episode). I also didn’t really like having to watch a whole episode of people grieving when you know it will be reversed. But the episode really isn’t about the stakes, or even the good performances. It’s about letting go of someone. It’s always really cool when science fiction can capture a theme like this in a way that isn’t possible in other genres.

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Notes:

Jake is old and he starts to tell a lady why he stopped writing. He says it all started back when his father died

Jake is old and he starts to tell a lady why he stopped writing. He says it all started back when his father died…

The Defiant was observing something that the wormhole does every 50 years, but something goes wrong with the ship

The Defiant was observing something that the wormhole does every 50 years, but something goes wrong with the ship

Sisko gets hit with a warp core discharge which pulls him into subspace. Everyone thinks he's dead

Sisko gets hit with a warp core discharge which pulls him into subspace. Everyone thinks he’s dead

But then Ben appears a few times. Jake has to go through losing him again

But then Ben appears a few times. Jake has to go through losing him again

After a while the Klingons take control of DS9 and Jake has to leave

After a while the Klingons take control of DS9 and Jake has to leave

Jake writes two successful books, and gets married

Jake writes two successful books, and gets married

But another visit from his father gets him obsessed with trying to get him back

But another visit from his father gets him obsessed with trying to get him back

He goes back to school studying the subject and loses his wife

He goes back to school studying the subject and loses his wife

50 years after the incident the wormhole is going to do that thing again, and Jake thinks he figured out a way to save Sisko

50 years after the incident, the wormhole is going to do that thing again, and Jake thinks he figured out a way to save Sisko

Jake gets pulled into subspace for a few minutes with Ben. Ben isn't too happy that Jake has thrown his life away to try to get him back

Jake gets pulled into subspace for a few minutes with Ben. Ben isn’t too happy that Jake has thrown his life away to try to get him back

Jake gives some analogies to he and his father being connected like an elastic band, or Jake being like an anchor or something. The rules are that if Jake dies while Sisko is in normal space, then he'll be sent back to when the incident first happened

But Jake eventually figured out what to do. He gives some analogies about how he and his father are connected like an elastic band, or Jake being like an anchor or something…basically the rules are that if Jake dies while Sisko is in normal space, then he’ll be sent back to when the incident first happened

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