I wrote the last time about war and violence. This is a given in this series because the station is always on delicate ground. But what separates this are the actions of some characters. Worf is incredibly heroic. Garak, the mystery man, rises above his superfluity. And the plot set forth by the Dominion is really unique. Gul Dukat, who used to be a bit ingratiating, turns out to be more villainous than ever. This is no surprise because what he did to the Bajorans during his reign is nothing short of sadistic. His daughter, whom he supposedly adores, is thrown to the flames at the first sign of rebelliion (I don't mean literally, of course). He will be a force to reckong with for two more seasons after this, I suspect. This is a superior episode. The two together may be the best so far.