77. The Changing Face of Evil (7.20)

Synopsis: The Breen ally with the Dominion and attack Earth, the Federation Alliance loses its foothold in Cardassian space, Legate Damar organizes a rebellion, and Kai Winn begins to read forbidden texts about the Pah-wraiths. (Part 4 of 9)

Memory Alpha Summary: <a href="http://&lt;!– wp:paragraph –> <p></p> O’Brien will be conflicted

Review: Now we’re talking.  So far the best episode of the long arc as the Cardassians are pretty much all in on helping the Federation, Sisko loses the Defiant (which is as close to a character a non-living entity can get), and Dukat gets outed.  Not digging the Dax/Julian sudden amortization.  Not that it’s completely unrealistic; after all, Julian was crazy for Dax in Season 1.  But it seemed like he had moved past it for five years only to fall for the new Dax so quickly?

Honestly, I’ve been unimpressed with the Dominion.  They were fearful when they were only in the Gamma quadrant, much like the Borg were in seasons 2 and 3 of TNG.  But starting around season 6 they have seemed no more powerful than the Federation.  I know part of that is the Federation blocking off reinforcements from the Gamma quadrant, but the Vorta seem way less able to adapt in these here parts. 

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