Garak mourns for Mila, a part of his life since he was a child growing up, and notes that he dreamed for years of returning home and even considered living in the house with her again. The entire population." (Part 9 of 9) (Series finale). In the Fire Caves, Winn pours a toast, offering it to Dukat. There were no survivors. In his quarters, Julian Bashir and Ezri Dax wake up, having slept together for the first time the night before. ", "You are pathetic!" Star Trek: Deep Space Nine killing off Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell) in season 6 was the series' biggest mistake, which was caused by behind the scenes issues between the actress, Star Trek producer Rick Berman, and Paramount. There's no doubt about it. The battle between the Jem'Hadar–Breen–Cardassian and Federation–Klingon–Romulan fleets begins. "I intend to. The price they quoted us was too high for the budget. During the scene on Cardassia with General Martok, Admiral Ross, and Captain Sisko, Martok speaks Klingon for the last time. The ex-Kai says she is offering him as a sacrifice for the Pah-wraiths; who better than Dukat? They are a family excited to be returning to Earth after the end of the Dominion War, so that Miles can teach at Starfleet Academy. In the episode, during the party, many of the background hologram characters are actually production staff and recurring cast members without their makeup and prosthetics. ", "I wish you hadn't done that. Broca, gasping for air, assures her it is an isolated uprising, and agrees that the civilians be severely punished for acts of resistance. After this episode, Star Trek: Voyager became the sole carrier of the Star Trek franchise, starting with "Equinox", until its end in May 2001. Odo confirms that they're dying; he needs to join them. ", "What do you want in return?" At Cardassia Prime, Odo beams down to talk with the captured Founder. "That will not be necessary. Meanwhile on Bajor, Kai Winn releases the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves which threatens the safety of not only Bajor, but the entire Alpha Quadrant. Let us return to the spirit of friendship and cooperation between our peoples so that together, we can destroy our common enemies: the Federation, the Klingons, the Romulans and all the others that stand against us. Soon Kira, Damar, Ekoor, and the whole rebel party collapse with laughter. On Bajor, Winn is about to release the Pah-wraiths fully. Damar and Garak are stopped on the streets of the Cardassian capital by two Jem'Hadar soldiers. "You're not going to die. But now Mila is dead, the house is about to be destroyed and the Cardassia he knew is gone. Suddenly, Mila's corpse is dumped down the stairs to the basement, and the Jem'Hadar also throw down a stun grenade, easily subduing the trio. That was Weyoun's last clone." "Please link with me. Regardless, Quark raises a toast to him and still believes that Odo "loves" him. After the show aired, a poll was carried out jointly between, Of the final episode, Ira Behr has stated, ". The idea was that Sisko had become a Prophet, and that was how it would remain for all time, thus confirming the, The producers also toyed with the idea of ending the series with a shot of Benny Russell sitting outside a television sound stage holding a script for "Deep Space Nine" – essentially making the series, and possibly the whole of, Of the controversial notion of turning Sisko into a god, Ira Behr comments, ", After the show aired, some viewers were said to have found the conclusion overly dark, especially the fact that Jake never gets to say goodbye to his father. "That doesn't mean I have to drink a toast over their bodies." Dukat summons the fire, which engulfs Winn Adami, vaporizing her, but not before she yells to Sisko to focus on the book. among his friends, believes (correctly) that Superman is stronger than the Hulk, and he is a friend to all talking gorillas. Although it took a couple of seasons for DS9's writers to truly define Dax, the initially inexperienced Farrell gradually grew into the character, and Jadzia emerged as a highly intelligent, spirited woman beloved by both her crewmates and Star Trek fans. Oh, no, no. Arriving on the bridge, Sisko asks the crew if they are ready to end the war.He orders Ensign Nog to set course for Cardassia. Back on Cardassia Prime, Dominion headquarters still cannot communicate with their fleet; they have no idea how the battle is going for either side. She tells them the founder is deteriorating. You're a god," Weyoun tells her. It is mentioned in the historian's note of novels such as, Remastered scenes from the episode are featured in the documentary. We've both had our victories and our defeats. The Federation Alliance fleet departs from Deep Space 9 for the final battle. Bashir searches for words to console his friend, but Garak breezily tells Bashir not to bother; after all, many would say that Cardassia has gotten exactly what it deserves, and they would be right – not only for Dukat's role in bringing the Dominion, and thus the war, to the Alpha Quadrant, but for a whole history of conquest and atrocities on other worlds, of which Bajor is only one. Sisko suddenly finds himself in the Celestial Temple, where Sarah tells him that the Pah-wraiths, with Dukat, have been returned to their prison in the fire caves and will never emerge again with the Book destroyed and it is time for him to rest with the Prophets, having completed his task. As they tumble through the flames, Dukat and the book disintegrate, but Sisko suddenly materializes in the Celestial Temple. DeCandido had been heavily critical of the direction of Dukat's character following "Sacrifice of Angels", writing "There's an argument to be made that the world would've been a better place if ["Sacrifice of Angels"] was Dukat's last appearance", as well as the Pah-wraiths following their introduction in "The Assignment", writing that the evil counterparts of the wormhole aliens were "so lazy", "something out of a bad 70s adventure show", and "one of the most wrongheaded plot devices in DS9's history"; with exception to "Covenant", where he had written that "The fact that this is [...] the only Pah-wraith episode that doesn't have alien possession, glowing eyes, and people firing ray-beams out of their fingers is not a coincidence [as to why he liked the episode]", he had repeatedly said how much he despised "the entire concept of the Pah-wraiths". Odo tries to depart the station quietly with Kira in the runabout, without having to say goodbye to anyone. Next: Star Trek: DS9's Defiant Failed Its True Mission. Dax makes a pact for the two of them; they're both coming back alive. They say their goodbyes, and then suddenly Kasidy is back on DS9, telling Jake she has spoken to his father. Keith DeCandido praised this move in his review. You've lost. Then she collapses knowing she is going to die soon. Two million men, women and children…gone in a matter of moments. Odo offers to beam down and speak to the founder.