118. Waltz (6.11)

Synopsis: Following the destruction of the starship Honshu, Sisko is severely injured and trapped alone on a deserted planet with Dukat, who becomes increasingly unstable.

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Review: I’m not sure how I feel about this descent of Dukat’s character. I mean, it makes sense that he would go mad based on what’s happened to him. But I’ve never really cared for the trope of talking to hallucinations. I can’t speak from experience, but most people who have visual hallucinations don’t have quite this kind of specific and elaborate production. I guess it just felt a bit over the top.

That said, Sisko’s back-and-forth with him had its moments. I think I would have enjoyed it more had we not actually seen Dukat’s hallucinations (in the form of the show’s regular cast). It would have been more powerful that way.

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