"Ties of Blood and Water" was the 117th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 19th episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 14 April 1997. The episode was written by Edmund Newton, Robbin Slocum and Robert Hewitt Wolfe and directed by Avery Brooks.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Legate Tekeny Ghemor returns to the space station and asks Kira Nerys to participate in a Cardassian ritual with him before he dies.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Julian BashirJadzia DaxSkrain DukatFurelGanttTekeny GhemorKira NerysKira TabanTaylor MooreMornKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkBenjamin SiskoWeyoun 5WorfDeep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
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BorvenIliana GhemorKeiko O'BrienQuenShakaar EdonTreparWinn Adami

Locations[edit | edit source]

BajorDeep Space 9Habitat ringInfirmaryOperations centerPromenadeQuark'sReplimatStation commander's office
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CardassiaCardassian sunKiessa MonasteryTempasa

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Danube-class runabout (in opening credits) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class escort, in opening credits) • USS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits) • Excelsior-classJanitza-classTenak'talar (Jem'Hadar battle cruiser)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

BajoranBolianCardassianChangelingFerengiHumanJem'HadarTrillVorta
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Prophets

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bajoran MilitiaBajoran ResistanceCardassian GuardCardassian UnionDominionShakaar resistance cellStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Cardassian Central CommandCardassian dissident movementCardassian Fourth OrderCardassian Ninth OrderStarfleet Intelligence

Other references[edit | edit source]

Bajoran alebarrowbugburialChief ArchoncloningdaboEmissary of the ProphetsemperorFederation President · government in exilegrave markergulhexadrin therapykanarlegateOccupation of BajorprylarSaltah'na clockshri-talskimmerStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2386)triptacederinevolevoraxnawork beeYarim Fel Syndrome

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Related media[edit | edit source]

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Background[edit | edit source]

Notable cast and crew[edit | edit source]

Captain Benjamin Sisko.

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous episode:
Business as Usual
DS9 episode produced Next episode:
Ferengi Love Songs
Previous episode:
Business as Usual
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Ferengi Love Songs
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Before and After
Pocket Next Adventure:
An Easy Fast


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