2. Duet (1.19)

Synopsis: After a Cardassian man arrives on the station suffering from an illness that he could only have contracted at a Bajoran labor camp during the Occupation. Major Kira leads an investigation to determine whether he is actually a notorious war criminal.

Memory Alpha SummaryThe screaming of the lambs

Review: It only took sixteen episodes, but Gul Dukat finally comes back to play. Unfortunately, Garak is nowhere in sight, given a disappointing singular episode in season one. The star of this episode, though, is another Cardassian. A marvelous performance by Harris Yulin as the personality changing prisoner. I was caught a bit off guard by the ending, which is quite powerful.

A great episode for Kira’s character, as she struggles mightily against her violent and vengeful nature. A great episode for the Cardassians, as it further cements them as the show’s best villain. Dukat is a brilliant enemy, knowing when to be friends with the Federation. Marritza further explores the softer side of the species. 

A huge standout in season one.

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