The Dominion occupation of Deep Space Nine comes to a head in “Favor the Bold” and “Sacrifice of Angels”. Watch as Kira is betrayed by someone close to her! Marvel at the combined forces of the Federation and the Klingon Empire! Wonder at the audacity of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in its sixth season!
Sacrifice of Angels in some ways has the easiest job of the DS9 occupation arc–it’s putting the final brick in a painstakingly constructed foundation. That said, it’s just the greatest. On paper, it almost shouldn’t exist. So it’s full of huge plot twists AND sensitive, well-observed character moments AND contains a major space battle–and somehow feels leisurely paced and effortless. Not a bad or wasted scene in the thing, and it knows exactly where the most powerful moments are. Just astonishing.