After having a meal with Dr. Bashir, Lt. Dax is walking back to her quarters. She is followed by a group of aliens, who attempt to kidnap her. Dr. Bashir attempts in vain to avoid the kidnapping. Only the station's tractor beam can stop their departing ship. Ilon Tandro claims that Curzon Dax committed treason and was responsible for the killing of his father, General Ardelon Tandro, 30 years ago in the civil war on Klaestron IV. He demands the extradition of Jadzia Dax, which to decide about is up to a Bajoran arbiter, Els Renora. Sisko, however, argues that already the warrant is incorrect because if anyone, the former host Curzon or the symbiont Dax but not Jadzia committed a crime. Meanwhile on Klaestron IV, Odo finds out that Curzon was in bed with General Tandro's wife at the time he is said to have sent transmissions to the enemy. The arbiter dryly tells Ilon he may want to re-examine his evidence and leaves. After the hearing is over, Enina talks privately with Dax of how no one would ever know that her husband had been the one who had sent the coded message in an attempt to betray his own people, and the rebels killed him for the favor.
Errors and Explanations
- Keith Alan Morgan (Kmorgan) on Sunday, September 10, 2000 - 1:25 am: They're worried about a ship flying away faster than their runabouts, but there are other options. Lock the mooring clamps, so the ship can't get away as in the episode Babel. Arm the weapons and try to disable any ship getting away. Launch the runabouts and have them fire on any ship leaving. Use the sensors and beam Jadzia off the ship. Trill physiology must be different than her kidnappers. 1) The abductors may try to overload the mooring clamps. 2) Weapon fire may inadvertently destroy the abductor's ship. 3) The abductors may try to disable the runabouts. 4) The alien ship would logically be fitted with a transport inhibitor.
- John A. Lang on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 9:32 pm: WHY weren't there laws regarding Trills & their hosts BEFORE the whole "joining" thing took place? Pentalarc on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 5:59 pm: They say a good lawyer never asks a question they don't know the answer to. . . this is the only explanation I can see why no one asked the Trill representative what the relevant law was in cases on their homeworld. Certainly you can't say that no joined trill has ever committed murder, so why didn't they ask the representative and have done with it?
- Joel Croteau (Jcroteau) on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 1:03 pm: Why is it necessary to hold the hearing in Quark's? Early in the episode, we see Odo having a conversation with Quark where he tells him that his bar is the only place on the station suitable for the hearing. Doesn't the station have conference rooms? What about where they had the hearing in "Rules of Engagement?" That looked pretty suitable. dotter31 on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 9:23 am: Why not clear out a cargo bay and use that? Or use the wardroom? Seniram The cargo bays may have been too loaded, and the wardroom/conference rooms may not have been operational at this point.
- uno-man on Sunday, June 18, 2006 - 9:49 pm: Why wasn't Jadzia brought up on any charges for murder for her past host- Joran-? ( at least I think that was his name, it was the one who played music and killed a few trills, the one before Curzon I think.) KAM on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 1:06 am: Joran paid for his crime.
- inblackestnight on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 5:53 pm: Jadzia evidently hasn't tapped into her inner warrior yet in this ep, she barely puts up a fight during her abduction. She knows any attempt to fight back could simply annoy her abductors.
- The hearing must've started in the morning because the judge said she wanted to be home by supper, and she doesn't complain about missing it later. Either that, or Sisko arranged for food to be provided.
- Cybermortis on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 1:29 pm: I want to get this straight. Someone comes onto a Federation run space station, sabotages it, beats up two starfleet officers and then kidnaps one of them...And the Bajorian government is going to allow an extradition hearing on Dax!? I make that four very good reasons for locking Tandro up and scrambling the code to his cell. I know Sisko isn't a lawyer, but why doesn't he ask the really obvious question; If your evidence is so strong why did you risk a serious diplomatic incident with two governments instead of going straight to the Federation or Bajor with it? Just because the Federation may not have a treaty with you doesn't mean we'd harbour a criminal. David on Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:40 pm: Hmm - he sort of addresses this in the episode by pointing out that as the station is technically Bajoran, Dax would not necessarily be extraditable by legal means.
- John A. Lang (Johnalang) on Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 7:52 pm: Why is the Bajoran judge using a Klingon gavel? Maybe it just looks like one.