Trekathon 503: Waltz (DS9)

September 20th, 2012

Dukat and Sisko are stranded together after a crash.

Really great, but not quite spectacular, stuff. It’s really a one man show, with Sisko not doing much other than move the action along a couple of times. It’s mainly Dukat coming to terms with his demons, and deciding once and for all to be a devil. I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s a 9/10, and not a 10/10, but there is just something that didn’t quite lift this to the very top.

There were also a lot of things that could have been done wrong here. Trying to strain the ‘Dukat is seeing people’ thing for too long, for instance. But for the most part the episode avoids the many pitfalls. The one odd note is the additional scenes around the search for Sisko – they seemed to add very little. I wonder if the first draft of this was a little short.

503 down, 234 to go.