Synopsis: An accident inside the wormhole sends Kira and Bashir into the “mirror universe”, where Klingons, Cardassians, and Bajorans rule over their Human slaves.
Memory Alpha Summary: The fairest of them all
Review: A continuation of the episode Mirror, Mirror from TOS, and what a freaking brilliant idea. Where as TNG would pay homage to the original series, or bring back characters, DS9 actually honors it by further promoting those storylines.
Continue reading 7. Crossover (2.23)
Synopsis: In the “mirror universe,” Sisko must persuade the alternate version of his dead wife to join the Terran Rebels, or he will watch her die a second time.
Memory Alpha Summary: Wonderland
Review: The second DS9 episode in the mirror universe is another instant hit. You can tell the actors love playing alternate versions of themselves.
Continue reading 19. Through The Looking Glass (3.19)
Synopsis: Professor Jennifer Sisko uses Jake to lure Sisko to the “mirror universe” to help the rebels build another starship Defiant.
Memory Alpha Summary: 7 Years of Mirror Episodes
Review: While predictable that they would have Jake meet his mother’s doppelganger in the mirror universe, it was necessary and executed really well. Jennifer’s transformation from using her mirror universe’s husband’s child to lure him over to genuinely connecting with her son is a beautiful thing to watch. Lofton plays it pretty well too, and an episode that could have been saccharine is pretty powerful. My only criticism is Jennifer’s death, which would have been powerful had she just died, but because it’s a TV show we get to see her slowly die and give one final heartfelt speech before dying two seconds later. It’s a trope I hate every time.
Continue reading 38. Shattered Mirror (4.20)
Synopsis: An alternate version of Vedek Bareil arrives from the “Mirror Universe” seeking refuge.
Memory Alpha Summary: Who was asking for Bareil to come back?
Review: While I always welcome an episode about the mirror universe, this one was definitely a let down.
Continue reading 114. Resurrection (6.08)
Synopsis: When Grand Nagus Zek is kidnapped by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance while on a business trip into the “mirror universe”, Quark and Rom follow him there.
Memory Alpha Summary: Who’s the least fairest of them all?
Review: The final mirror universe episode is pretty disappointing, and not just because it focuses on a bunch of Ferengi. I just felt like they could have done something more grandiose, with some finality, rather than leaving it open-ended.
Continue reading 127. The Emperor’s New Cloak (7.12)