Station log: stardate 51247.5
With a title like You Are Cordially Invited, it’s fairly easy to figure out what most of this episode is about – Worf (Micheal Dorn) and Dax’s (Terry Farrell) wedding. Written by Ronald D. Moore, the episode first debuted on 10 November, 1997.
As the celebrations of reclaiming DS9 continue, thoughts turn to matrimony, even though the station remains a high profile target.
With Worf’s son Alexander (Marc Worden) still on the station, Jadzia Dax urges Worf to marry her now, instead of after the war. But there are going to be problems, of course. And they arrive in the form of Sirella (Shannon Cochran) the matriarch of the House of Martok, Worf’s new house, who is here to judge Jadzia, and make sure she is worthy of House of Martok.
Still, Worf insists on following tradition, and the bachelor party, such as it is, is planned to last for four days! And I mean bachelor party in the Klingon way… which is not what Sisko (Avery Brooks), Alexander, Bashir (Alexander Siddig), or O’Brien (Colm Meaney) expected.
Dax doesn’t fare much better with Sirella.
Other arcs at play in the episode is the revelation that Jake (Cirroc Lofton) is now a published author, and Kira (Nana Visitor) and Odo (Rene Auberjonois) are avoiding one another after what happened during the station’s occupation.
But everything will work out by the end of the episode, and we’ll have ourselves a wedding…
Station log: stardate unknown
LeVar Burton directs Resurrection which was written by Micheal Taylor. This episode gives us a Major Kira story that sees the return of her former lover, Vedek Bareil (Philip Anglim).
It seems it’s the Mirror Universe form of the Vedek, but that doesn’t mean that Kira isn’t open to the idea of falling in love with him again. That’s after he beams aboard the station and takes her hostage…
She handles that easily, but once Odo squares him away, the story shifts to focus on the the Major and Bareil when he asks to stay in this universe, as opposed to returning to the violent and dark mirror universe he came from.
But is there something else going on? Of course there is…. Kira’s double is on the station as well, and she is up to no good.
This one is a little light, it does show us how Bareil and Kira would have worked as an ongoing couple, but beyond that it wasn’t my fave of the season so far.
The Human Adventure continues next week as I explore more of The Complete Series on DVD, now available from Paramount Pictures. Boldly go…