", "Anything else?" The two laugh, and in the following scene Sisko discusses his response in his log. The presidency of Donald Trump so far has been, to say the least, unpredictable. Entire worlds are struggling for their freedom! I recently watched again the episode of Deep Space Nine mentioned in the title. ", "Gul Dukat is a great man." Sisko, between a rock and a hard place, approves all these requests. "Which senator?!" In the Pale Moonlight is a superbly constructed and structured episode of television. Sisko's line about having stepped through a door and locked it behind him, and Garak's line that attempting to force the door open may cause it to explode, serve as interesting allegories for their respective roles in the story itself. After walking through the promenade seething with fury, he marches into Garak's shop and greets the tailor with a backhand to the face. Realizing what has really happened, an increasingly livid Sisko excuses himself. That night, Sisko is awoken by Major Kira and learns that the Dominion has conquered Betazed in a matter of hours, thanks to the planet's antiquated defences and the Tenth Fleet being caught out of position. Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. ", "You do understand the terms of your parole?" Many of the characters pretend to be other people. Use the HTML below. "Gul Dukat is a preening egotist and a fool. The program is recorded onto the rod, and the forgery is complete. I'd pay any price; go to any lengths because my cause was righteous. Add the first question. Ask Question Asked 3 years, 7 months ago. "That changes everything – it could even bring the Romulans into the war…" (Knowing very well who the real saboteur was) "Excuse me…", "You killed him!" and Garak responds, "My innate charm?" "What's your price? "You knew that rod wouldn't pass inspection! Sisko at this point is getting nervous, as Senator Vreenak comes to the station in a cloaked Romulan shuttle (with no one other than Sisko and Garak aware that he's there). In the Pale Moonlight is a story about characters who are consistently lying, both to themselves and to one another. ", "Who's watching Tolar?" Accusations of a second partisan leap regarding DACA immigration measures are still looming. Michael Taylor The coppery flavour of excited horror, however, remained the same. Rather pretty colour, actually.) "Senator Vreenak. ← 141st of 173 produced in DS9 → ", "If you want to guarantee that we obtain evidence of a Dominion plot to attack the Romulans, I suggest that we manufacture that evidence ourselves. When Dax role-plays the Romulan devil's advocate in a mock debate, Sisko determines how to get them into the war on their side. In-universe date Mar 27, 2019 - Explore вreezy's board "in the pale moonlight" on Pinterest. Use the form below to send us your comments. My… intentions were good. Garak does note to Sisko, however, that any discrepancies in both the rod and the program will be written off by the Romulans as being caused by damage from the explosion, thus whatever flaw Vreenak discovered is ultimately immaterial. Captain, I've always liked you. The two formulate a plan to show him a fabricated recording of a secret, high-level Dominion meeting, in which Dominion officials discuss their plan to conquer the Romulans. Tickets are now on sale here. (. Later, Sisko asks Doctor Bashir in his office to prepare eighty-five liters of the gel; however the doctor refuses and points out that they have no idea where it's going and that in the wrong hands it could be used for exceedingly dangerous and immoral purposes. "Sorry to disappoint you." Was this review helpful to you? One such moment was the 1964, Fields's original premise revolved around, By the final draft of the script, which was actually written by Ronald D. Moore although he is uncredited, Jake had been removed entirely. "Well, it has been a pleasure doing business with you, gentlemen.". In response, Sisko says, "Mr. Garak, why is it that no one has killed you yet?" Sisko then seemingly decides to drop the whole plan, but after a few seconds changes his mind and tells Garak that two hundred liters is far too high a price. But the most damning thing of all… I think I can live with it. Sisko contacts Elim Garak because of his skills at retrieving highly classified and guarded information (namely, secret Dominion war plans that Sisko can employ in convincing the Romulan government). (15 Apr 1998). Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion - A Series Guide and Script Library, Star Trek: Fan Collective - Captain's Log, https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/In_the_Pale_Moonlight_(episode)?oldid=2692028, The working title of this episode was "Patriot". "To be honest, my opinion of Starfleet officers is so low, you'd have to work very hard indeed to disappoint me. There is not enough gel in the Bajor sector to fulfill that request. ", "They will ask how we got it." The first deal […] Going over casualty lists, Sisko realizes there is only one hope of winning the war — the Romulans, who signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion — must be convinced to join the Federation/ Klingon Alliance. You just wanted to get Senator Vreenak on the station so you could plant a bomb on his shuttle!" 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But he "can live with it" because the price he paid on his soul saved everything he cared about.This wasn't the first time the ethics of Star Trek was directly challenged, but I would say it was the most poignant. Sisko, who wants no record of Tolar being on the station, speaks to Quark who (pleasantly surprised that Sisko is willing to offer him a bribe) agrees not to press charges in exchange for compensation for his lost profits and damaged clothes and also that some merchandise of rather dubious legality be released from the security lot where it is currently impounded due to a "missing" import license. This will mark its U.S. Dr. Bashir argues that bringing the Romulans into the war would be advantageous to the Federation war effort. Garak bids the Captain not to give up and (with an almost unnerving enthusiasm) proposes that, since it's now clear they'll never be able to get a hold of the evidence they need, they should go about personally manufacturing it. "In The Pale Moonlight" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, tension, and urgency, but its "character arc" pivots around a false dilemma. Ha ha! The first thing that Sisko needs to do is to get Grathon Tolar, an expert in holographic forgery, released from a Klingon prison where he is awaiting his execution. With apparent reluctance, Garak agrees – after noting that it would involve the expenditure of all his resources on Cardassia Prime and may well turn out to be altogether a very messy and bloody business. "I hope that's just an impression." Moreover, in the wreckage they will find a badly damaged data rod containing evidence that the Dominion was planning to betray the Romulans, the damage to the rod masking any imperfections in the forgery. "In the Pale Moonlight" Teleplay by Help . Garak was right about one thing, a guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant. Garak tells Sisko that as far as he's concerned, it's "a bargain". In The Pale Moonlight Stardate: 51721.3 Original Airdate: 13 Apr, 1998 [Sisko's quarters] ... (Tolar is a pale blue reptilian with a head crest. In the beginning, that seemed like enough. "That's right!" I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. Of course, they say that every day. Decorated combat officer, widower, father, mentor… and oh yes, the man who started the war with the Dominion. And the moral issues raised in this episode suggest that "dancing with the devil" is the idea being invoked.Staypuft9 00:15, 25 July 2007 (UTC) 'To dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight' is a very old folktale archetype present in … --IMDB is incorrect. Edit. Patrick Tue, Oct 15, 2013, 1:52am (UTC -6) Brandon, Sisko knew about murders being committed and covered up for them, therefore he is an accessory after the fact. Somehow I thought you'd be taller." While it was Sisko who made the decision to initiate the plan to bring the Romulans into the war, it was Garak who applied the pressure that stopped Sisko from pulling out and ensured that the plan went through to its successful conclusion. Bashir insists on seeing this order in writing; Sisko immediately hands him the order on a PADD. To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so. And if your conscience is bothering you, you should soothe it with the knowledge that you may have just saved the entire Alpha Quadrant, and all it cost was the life of one Romulan senator, one criminal… and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. Vreenak asks to inspect the data rod and, in typical Romulan fashion, takes his time doing so, during which Sisko is understandably anxious. "I've locked him in his quarters. "Are you offering me a bribe…? When he enters the wardroom, Vreenak silently dismisses his guards before angrily telling Sisko that he knows the recording is a fake. The Presidential-Congressional partisan line is beginning to blur. Sisko is able to influence Chancellor Gowron to pardon him, whereupon he explains to Tolar that the conditions of his parole are that he must create a special holographic program for him. I was going to bring the Romulans into the war. TOLAR: I cannot tell you how grateful I am, Captain. This development makes Sisko even more determined, and after three days' time he inquires of Garak concerning his progress. Within the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has sided with Democratic Congressional Leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at least once. Sisko is furious and punches Garak again, but Garak reminds Sisko that all of this was necessary: when the Tal Shiar investigate, the explosion would make it appear as if the Dominion destroyed the shuttle. His plans could be discovered, or Cartagia could just decide to execute him on a whim. Presumably, the Cairo was ambushed by a Dominion patrol that passed through Romulan space – a common occurrence, because the Romulans have a non-aggression pact with the Dominion. ", "So you're the commander of Deep Space 9. "In the Pale Moonlight" serves as a nice reinforcement of some of the questions raised by "Inquisition", in fact. "No.   51721.3 (2374)   Tolar, who sycophantically insists he's sure the forgery will be successful, is further unnerved when Garak says he will stop by his quarters later ("to say hello"). In another scene, Dax comes to Sisko and suggests that they forge evidence to bring the Romulans into the war, unaware that Sisko is engaged in a project to do exactly that. In it, Captain Sisko is forced to betray his ideals to save the lives of millions on a planetary system at the cost of one petty criminal and one ambassador of dubious loyalty. "In the Pale Moonlight" is the 19th episode of the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 143rd episode overall. Active 3 years, 7 months ago. Sisko, reminding him that the war already is a messy and bloody business, is prepared to do anything to accomplish his objective. Well, it worked. Garak proposes that Sisko invite Senator Vreenak to Deep Space 9, since the senator will be passing by in a few days. When the series ended in 1999, a poll run in, Andrew Robinson nominates this as one of his favorite episodes, after ", In a separate interview, Robinson made a similar point, stating that this episode demonstrated how, Remastered scenes from the episode are featured in the documentary. It is revealed in this episode that Betazed is relatively close to Vulcan, This is the second episode in a row in which. All Episodes (173) Next. If that program passes inspection, you walk free. And if I had to do it all over again, I would. To read the Conservative opinion, click here. Season 6 | Episode 19. Sisko points out that he'll need approval from Starfleet to proceed with the plan, but Garak assures him that with the takeover of Betazed they should be more than willing to approve the plan, which ultimately they do. Player Help | All Access Help. The Klingons were going to execute me tomorrow. And here I am still worrying about the finer points of morality! In the wardroom, Vreenak and Sisko discuss the fate of their respective worlds over a replicated bottle of kali-fal, at which point Sisko tells Vreenak that he has learned the Dominion is planning a surprise invasion of the Romulan Empire. Being summoned to attend the Emperor in the middle of the night had lost its novelty. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. If Sisko can persuade him to join the war, Garak is certain, the whole Romulan Senate will follow. First aired: 15 April 1998 I don't know about you, but I'd call that a bargain. "That was the moment I made the decision. The next step in the plan is to obtain a genuine Cardassian data rod. It was like I had stepped through a door and locked it behind me. Odo cannot release Tolar unless Quark decides not to press charges. Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing. The Tal Shiar is investigating but… preliminary reports point to sabotage – they believe the Dominion is responsible." She convinces him that what he needs is "solid proof" to convince the Romulans that the Dominion is planning on conquering them after they are done with the Federation Alliance. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ← 515th of 801 released in all → "The Pale Moonlight" Hear me out (Pew-pew-pew-pew) Give no fucks, getting busy out the cut (Huh) Nigga, what? Most notably, Moore weaves the idea of deception into the narrative from the outset. Title: "I prefer the spots to the pointed ears. Sisko gives Bashir short shrift and makes it a direct order. As for Tolar, the forger, Garak casually dismisses him as another "casualty of war", confirming that he has eliminated him as well. I suspected that somewhere deep down in your heart of hearts there was a tiny bit of Ferengi just waiting to get out…" That sort of thing. • Ship Salvage - Collect 15 Drudgeboat Salvage, which drop from the Pale Devourer mobs, and also appear on the ground as barrels and boxes. This episode is presented in flashback format, with Sisko narrating a log entry in his quarters in the 'present' time, and the bulk of the episode comprising scenes from that narration. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" In the Pale Moonlight (TV Episode 1998) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Story by "It wasn't quite that simple! When he adds that the Tal Shiar believe the Dominion is responsible, Dax, recalling their previous conversation, gives Sisko a knowing smile. "Oh, yes, I have to promise to stay away from the Klingon Empire. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. There wasn't a moment when Londo wasn't aware of what was at stake. (, The earliest origins of this episode are to be found in a discussion amongst the writers about various pivotal moments in recent US history. It remains as compelling as it was when it originally aired. Peter Allan Fields I cheated. Directed by In the Pale Moonlight From the firing of pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of to his frenetic […] (Almost smiling at the ramifications) "The Dominion assassinated a Romulan senator…" And the Emissary to the Prophets. And the more the Dominion protest their innocence, the more the Romulans would believe they're guilty, because it's exactly what the Romulans would have done in their place. The idea for a sequel came about thanks to the Youtube Comment Section for NaturesTemper's reading of Gumjaw. Vreenak negotiated the Romulan nonaggression pact with the Dominion and is an outspoken supporter of it; he is also known for his low opinion of the Federation. ", "A Romulan shuttlecraft carrying a high-ranking senator has just been destroyed." But if there is even the slightest flaw, then I will send you back to that Klingon prison and tell Gowron to take his time while he executes you! Sisko, Dax, and Bashir are reviewing a new casualty list when Worf comes in and reports that Vreenak's shuttle has exploded, killing the senator. Sisko attempts, in vain, to calm himself until he's summoned by Vreenak. In the Pale Moonlight. However Sisko soon learns that to save the Federation he may have to betray the values it stands for. Within essentially every facet of his administration there have been major surprises. DS9, Episode 6x19 Author's note: This is the sequel to Gumjaw and as such it is recommended that you read that first. Player Feedback. Sisko accuses him of never believing the rod would pass inspection, claiming he only wanted to lure Vreenak to the station to plant a bomb on his shuttle. Exactly what fatal flaw Vreenak discovered in the forgery is never mentioned, but its subsequent success in fooling all the other Romulans suggests some physical flaw in the rod itself, rather than any error in the narrative of the forged record, was what clued him to its being a counterfeit. On this Friday, Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax discovers that a longtime friend, Leslie Wong, was lost along with all hands on board the USS Cairo. I think we can call it a bribe. He accuses him of killing Vreenak, which Garak immediately admits. Other episodes structured like this are the, The idea for Sisko to slowly undress as the episode progresses was director, "In the Pale Moonlight" has proven one of the most popular among fans. And you'll get what you wanted: a war between the Romulans and the Dominion. You can meet me in the pale moonlight I've been working everyday eight to nine and Servin' coke and fries at the movie blue drive-in If you want me you know where to find me I can be your one time baby I can be your little dairy queen I don't wanna care tonight, I don't wanna fight You don't have to give me anything Garak assures him he should be able to haggle it down to something more reasonable. SUBMIT . After locking Tolar in his quarters with a credible threat that attempting escape may kill him, Garak, by some "minor miracle," finds a seller; unfortunately, the price is quite high: two hundred liters of bio-mimetic gel, a dangerous and heavily controlled substance. 6 of 8 people found this review helpful. One gets the impression that in the end everything Sisko has done to get the Romulans into the war remains a secret. This is why he planted a bomb on the Romulan shuttle, and made its destruction look like Dominion sabotage. I had hopes that the rod would pass inspection, but I suspected that Tolar wasn't quite up to the task. I laid the first stone right there. S6 E19 45min TV-PG. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Sisko and Garak lure the Romulans into the Dominion war in order to get them to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. "…On a diplomatic mission…" Garak tells Sisko he has very likely just saved the entire Alpha Quadrant, having only had to sacrifice the lives of one criminal, an unsympathetic senator, and perhaps his self respect in the process. Dax, however, replies that the Romulans are currently in a perfect position and have no reason to side with anyone. I'd committed myself. "It's best not to dwell on such minutiae. TV-PG | 46min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Episode aired 15 April 1998. ", "That's why you came to me, isn't it Captain? We see the noble Captain Benjamin Sisko compromise himself in ways he did not think possible. So I will learn to live with it. 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