[DS9] Season 4, Episode 18: Rules of Engagement
The episode fits well into the increasingly tense political climate depicted in this part of Deep Space Nine’s run. The Klingon prosecutor, Ch’Pok, is well-performed by Ron Canada. He has a nice mix of intelligence, ruthlessness, and pride in his occupation that made the episode entertaining in spite of the tired court room procedural. In the end there’s just too much of the episode devoted to the predictable trial story though, bringing Rules of Engagement down to a 2 rating for us.
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Worf is on trial for killing a Klingon civilian transport that decloaked in front of him during a battle. If I know one thing, it’s that the event probably wasn’t staged by Klingons for nefarious reasons.
Sisko tells Odo to come back at the end of the episode and say it was staged.
Dax is the first witness. She says Worf plays violent video games.
Quark says Worf was hoping to get into a battle.
Then O’Brien sits in a chair.
Worf finally takes the stand
He punches the Klingon lawyer. That’s one of the things you shouldn’t do when you’re on trial.
But then Sisko hands him the thing that shows it was staged!
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