Trekathon 451: The Darkness and the Light (DS9)

July 30th, 2012

Kira faces her past actions as her resistance cell is killed off one by one.

OK, it’s a bit of a return to earlier themes in terms of the consequences of the war. But I don’t mind so much when it’s done so well, and when we feel it has real consequences. It’s the first time that we’ve really seen that Kira was a terrorist, not just a freedom fighter. She did bad things, and has never really faced up to their consequences, until this.

But it’s all undermined a little by choosing to have the Cardassian assassin go all Se7en. It makes sense, but it’s a bit like trying to have two plots for the price of one. I’d have liked a little less mad, and a bit more angry. But it is justified within the story, and does allow for some nice closing scenes.

451 down, 286 to go.