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According to Memory Alpha's original in Universe Timeline, the story sequence is: The Ship : Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places : Sacred Ground.
In the Quark and Grilka story arc, the story sequence is The House of Quark : Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places.


Worf is captivated by the sight of Grillka, but is angry to learn that she is Quark's ex-wife.[N 2] Nonetheless he and Dax help the Ferengi with Klingon practices in romantic relationships. Quark is successful, but when Grillka's guard, Thopok, sees the two together, he challenges the Ferengi to a bat'leth duel. Doomed to lose either Grillka or his life, Quark receives Worf's help yet again. Jadzia attaches remote control devices to Quark's body so Worf would be able to effectively fight for him. During the fight the devices fail, and while Worf and Dax are hurrying to repair the system, Quark delivers a lengthy speech about his beloved. With the remote control working again, Quark wins the fight. Worf has him hand out the bat'leth to Grillka, which would retain Thopok's honor. Suddenly recognizing that the fitting woman has been next to him all along, Worf becomes intimate with Jadzia.

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  1. BrianB on Thursday, April 15, 1999 - 1:01 am: Dax says of Worf, she likes a man of contradictions. Well, that's Worf and the entire Klingon race in a nutshell. For instance, Worf tells Grilka's butler, Temok, that he has never pursued a Klingon woman and Temok says that Worf knows nothing of their women. Who is K'Ehlyr? Worf pursued her. Twice, if I'm not mistaken. Didn't they have a son named Alexander?
    When Riker, using Q powers (see TNG's Hide & Q), offered Worf a horny chick, Worf said, "STOP! She is from a world now ALIEN to me!" And said of Klingon sex, "...But I have no place for it here!"
    So... If Worf comes from a world now alien to him, then why does Dax sass Worf with "For a Klingon who was raised by humans, wears a Starfleet uniform and drinks prune juice, you're pretty attached to tradition." Hmm? Hmm? Hmm? Hmm? Murray Leeder on Thursday, April 15, 1999 - 12:38 pm: I think that it was implied pretty strongly that Temok meant some sort of ritualistic pursuit, to which Worf's courting of K'Ehleyr does not apply. Dan R. on Thursday, April 15, 1999 - 4:54 pm: Kehleyr was half human and did not act too much like a typical Klingon.......
  2. Shirlyn Wong on Thursday, April 15, 1999 - 10:11 pm: Know what, I finally thought about this. Granted that Worf has taken up residence on the Defiant, but isn't it so easy for Quark to wander about the most powerful ship of Starfleet to find either Dax or Worf? The first time he arrives unannounced looking for Dax. The next time he's on the bridge without Worf knowing 'til late. I mean shouldn't the ship be off-limits just for security reasons? Since when did something like that ever stop Quark!?
  3. Keith Alan Morgan on Tuesday, April 27, 1999 - 8:48 am: If I recall the episode The House of Quark correctly, Quark claimed he killed the Klingon in self-defense, and while Odo suspected he was lying it couldn't be proven. Also, I believe, the Klingon's brother threatened Quark's life if he dishonored the dead Klingon by saying his death was accidental. So how does Dax in this episode know for a fact that it was an accident that killed the Klingon? The truth may have leaked out after Grilka took charge, following the brother’s discommendation. CdnTim 1303 EST 9 Feb 2021 - Dax knows Quark pretty well, perhaps she guessed it?
  4. So Kahless and Lokara had their epic romance 1,000 years ago? That's interesting because in The Sword of Kahless, Kahless' sword was said to be 1,400 years old and that no one had been killed with it in a 1,000 years. So did Kahless' big romance happen when he was 400 plus years old after his last battle? Anything is possible with Klingons!
  5. When describing her friend's house on Bajor, Kira says that the Hovana river can be seen from every room. Is this house placed in a bend in the river or what? Maybe it’s on the top of a hill, and the river passes by the bottom? CdnTim 1304 EST 9 Feb 2021 - Perhaps the house is long and narrow, with a hallway on the back, and every room facing the river.
  6. John A. Lang on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 9:59 pm: If "Nothing" is happening between O'Brien & Kira, why are they acting like "something" is happening? If Miles is REALLY REALLY in love with Keiko, he won't even THINK about cheating on her! Dan Gunther on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 11:22 pm: There is nothing happening in a physical sense, but Miles and Nerys are very much attracted to each other. It's perfectly normal, and while O'Brien may never act on those feelings, it still makes it very uncomfortable for the two of them. I know, I've been there. It's very difficult to act "normal" when there is a mutual attraction, even if nothing has, or will, happen.
  7. John A. Lang on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 4:05 pm: Seeing what happens in this episode, it makes me wonder why Grilka divorced Quark in the first place in The House of Quark LUIGI NOVI on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 7:07 pm: She didn't think there was any long-term future for them as mates.
  8. John A. Lang (Johnalang) on Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:29 pm: Why does Grilka - a Klingon warrior female - need a bodyguard? Seniram Maybe it’s traditional and/or compulsary for the head of a Klingon House these days!


  1. According to the startrek.com episode list, the provisional stardate for this episode is 50061.
  2. See The House of Quark for more details

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