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"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.


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



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


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

Starships and vehicles[]

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[]

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States and organizations[]

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[]

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


Related media[]

Video releases[]


Notable cast and crew[]

Captain Benjamin Sisko.




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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