Edit. 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. 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. Ask Question Asked 3 years, 7 months ago. "Sorry to disappoint you." 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. Ha ha ha! To ensure that Vreenak believes it, they will use a genuine Cardassian optolythic data rod, as well as a good cover story about how Starfleet obtained it. Captain, I've always liked you. Ha ha! The coppery flavour of excited horror, however, remained the same. "It wasn't quite that simple! Title: ", "You do understand the terms of your parole?" According to the 1999 book, Science Fiction of the 20th Century by author Frank M. Robinson (p. 240), "…"In the Pale Moonlight"--was mentioned by TV Guide as one of the best dramatic shows of the season. Odo cannot release Tolar unless Quark decides not to press charges. That'll be tough! Perhaps the most divisive episode of the most divisive (for its era) Star Trek series is “In the Pale Moonlight”. Sisko, between a rock and a hard place, approves all these requests. 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. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. 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. Somehow I thought you'd be taller." ", "So… I lied. Player Help | All Access Help. THE PALE MOONLIGHT screens on Sunday 17th August @ 7:30pm as part of the Sci-Fi Showcase section. Dax, however, replies that the Romulans are currently in a perfect position and have no reason to side with anyone. I am an accessory to murder. 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. The Presidential-Congressional partisan line is beginning to blur. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "The Pale Moonlight" Hear me out (Pew-pew-pew-pew) Give no fucks, getting busy out the cut (Huh) Nigga, what? Call to the lost, we deep, deep (Huh) Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. The reason for this was because the relationship between Jake and Sisko, as established in many episodes over the course of the five and a half years of the show, was simply too strong, their bond as father and son had become so pronounced that it was virtually impossible to conceive of anything destroying it, as Moore explains, ", According to Moore, the title of the episode was a reference to the phrase ", Originally, the writers were going to have the, The closing of this episode was based on a line of dialogue in the 1962, The script contained several scenes which were either unfilmed or cut from the episode as aired. Garak proposes that Sisko invite Senator Vreenak to Deep Space 9, since the senator will be passing by in a few days. I had hopes that the rod would pass inspection, but I suspected that Tolar wasn't quite up to the task. After walking through the promenade seething with fury, he marches into Garak's shop and greets the tailor with a backhand to the face. Garak reminds the Captain that this is why he came to him for help in the first place: because he knew that Garak was willing to do things that he couldn't, no matter how distasteful and illegal. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. Help . "Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight" (also known as "Dirty Elvis Fantasy") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? --IMDB is incorrect. 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 The Pale Moonlight. He accuses him of killing Vreenak, which Garak immediately admits. 6 of 8 people found this review helpful. I suspected that somewhere deep down in your heart of hearts there was a tiny bit of Ferengi just waiting to get out…" In one, a continuation of the scene in which Sisko threatens Tolar in the holosuite, Garak suggests that after all the intrigue and deception of the past week, Sisko enjoyed that "moment of pure brute force". And you'll get what you wanted: a war between the Romulans and the Dominion. ", "Who's watching Tolar?" 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 "In the Pale Moonlight" serves as a nice reinforcement of some of the questions raised by "Inquisition", in fact. ← 515th of 801 released in all → Worf also points out that this event unfolding as it has is a real game-changer: the death of Vreenak, who was on a diplomatic mission in Dominion space, could bring the Romulans into the war. While working in his office, Sisko receives a communication from Odo over the comm stating that Tolar has just tried to kill Quark. Garak tells Sisko that as far as he's concerned, it's "a bargain". From the firing of pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of to his frenetic […] Sisko and Garak lure the Romulans into the Dominion war in order to get them to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. THE PALE MOONLIGHT has been invited to play at the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. "Are you offering me a bribe…? Sisko, Garak, and Tolar obtain the rod and begin preparing a convincing recording in which Weyoun and Damar plan the invasion of Romulus, making sure to have the two squabble with each other and appear as "real" as possible. Accusations of a second partisan leap regarding DACA immigration measures are still looming. It is revealed in this episode that Betazed is relatively close to Vulcan, This is the second episode in a row in which. In response, Sisko says, "Mr. Garak, why is it that no one has killed you yet?" To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so. TOLAR: I cannot tell you how grateful I am, Captain. ", "Gul Dukat is a great man." In the beginning, that seemed like enough. Tickets are now on sale here. And the Emissary to the Prophets. (. 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. The next step in the plan is to obtain a genuine Cardassian data rod. 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. ← 141st of 173 produced in DS9 → I think we can call it a bribe. "To be honest, my opinion of Starfleet officers is so low, you'd have to work very hard indeed to disappoint me. The Tal Shiar is investigating but… preliminary reports point to sabotage – they believe the Dominion is responsible." The Presidential-Congressional partisan line is beginning to blur. Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Pale Moonlight - - Leave your garrison and travel northwest, down to Eventide Landing, at coords 26.4, 8.9. (Almost smiling at the ramifications) "The Dominion assassinated a Romulan senator…" I can live with it… Computer, erase that entire personal log. 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. "…On a diplomatic mission…" 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. As for Tolar, the forger, Garak casually dismisses him as another "casualty of war", confirming that he has eliminated him as well. In the Pale Moonlight When he enters the wardroom, Vreenak silently dismisses his guards before angrily telling Sisko that he knows the recording is a fake. It was like I had stepped through a door and locked it behind me. ", "You would have made a decent Romulan." Sisko gives Bashir short shrift and makes it a direct order. Garak assures him he should be able to haggle it down to something more reasonable. (, 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's best not to dwell on such minutiae. 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. "Gul Dukat is a preening egotist and a fool. In the Pale Moonlight is a story about characters who are consistently lying, both to themselves and to one another. Now the Dominion are in a prime strategic position to strike several key worlds (including Alpha Centauri, Andor, Tellar Prime, and Vulcan). First aired: 15 April 1998 S6 E19 45min TV-PG. Season 6 | Episode 19. And we do it to 'em, it's a video Sing the song, shy nigga, but I think she pretty (Ah) So it's on, baby (Yeah!) This development makes Sisko even more determined, and after three days' time he inquires of Garak concerning his progress. In-universe date "I hope that's just an impression." Sisko attempts, in vain, to calm himself until he's summoned by Vreenak. Was this review helpful to you? You just wanted to get Senator Vreenak on the station so you could plant a bomb on his shuttle!" Bashir insists on seeing this order in writing; Sisko immediately hands him the order on a PADD. Previous. Oh, and at great cost to the Federation, like at least 10 good men gave up their lives to bring it across the line. 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. The two laugh, and in the following scene Sisko discusses his response in his log. Most notably, Moore weaves the idea of deception into the narrative from the outset. SUBMIT . "In The Pale Moonlight" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, tension, and urgency, but its "character arc" pivots around a false dilemma. Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight” is one of American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey (real name Lizzy Grant) many unreleased songs, and was leaked in April 2014, but believed to have been recorded for her 2014 album, “Ultraviolence”. 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). 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. Sick of the losses the Federation is taking in the war, Sisko enlists Garak's help in getting the Romulans to join the Federation against the Dominion.Sisko soon learns that in order to save the Federation, he must violate the values for which it stands. "I prefer the spots to the pointed ears. 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. "Oh, yes, I have to promise to stay away from the Klingon Empire. Gumjaw: In the Pale Moonlight. "That was the moment I made the decision. 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