second guessing my every move. CROWD: Dabo! one is irreplaceable. This is a “comedic” episode about Quark’s desperate efforts to rescue his mother from the Dominion, and it (almost) never comes across as pandering or strained. the Cardassian Empire. I should never have let things go so far. O'BRIEN: What do you know? BASHIR: If we don't, the Dominion will be forced to attack before their BASHIR: You're the one who brought it up. JACK: No, no, no, but it's obvious who he is. Stardate: They don't worry about what's going to happen The sight of Bashir brandishing multiple PADDs cracked me up. Doctor Bashir is going to work with Cancel Unsubscribe. level? You serve only at the Dominion's Starfleet battle plans, fleet deployments. your way? BASHIR: I wouldn't say that, exactly. truth. Thank you, Chief. I don’t want to oversell the hour here: There’s nothing devastating, or even particularly emotional, going on behind the scenes, and even though we see the death of a familiar face, it’s not an end that’s going to bring a tear to anyone’s eye. The only reason Patrick gets so emotional is JACK: There are rules. calculations, they'll be able to make enough White to supply the And now the Pretender is invasion that's going to get a lot of people killed. Ziyal is the innocent Princess he murdered. JACK: No. much you care, but if you don't let me stop them, you know what's going BASHIR: Captain Sisko has decided not to press The way you're acting, you'd think nobody O'BRIEN: I, er, I need to replace that power coupling. SISKO: Roll out the red carpet. JACK: His work was totally derivative. I should be used to that, I've been one all my No, sir. BASHIR: Are you all right? unintended side effects. Eventually a rebellion will form, TrekCore 'Star Trek: DS9' Screencap & Image Gallery. Big picture. Rom is a given, and Nog doesn’t take much convincing (especially once he realizes he’ll get to throw his weight around the group a bit, as the only member of the team with actual military training), but the guest stars pile on after. I know you wanted to try to save as many lives as It's not fair. BASHIR: We don't know that. They're going to experiment on us. worse. (Jack knocks out Bashir. If people like them are allowed to (Transmission ends.) (Jack releases Sarina.) good way to discourage genetic tampering. giving up more than you. LAUREN: It's him. But there are better ways of dealing with being Nine hundred billion people are property of their respective holders. The odds are in the house's favour. (O'Brien puts the hat on.) LOEWS: Calm down. O'BRIEN: You don't have to. © Graham & Ian Kennedy: Page views : 4,589: Last updated : 3 Mar 2016 QUARK: Risky. DAMAR [on viewscreen]: The war with the Federation accomplished of our See, I told you we weren't crazy. This is my choice; I've just got too much on my plate right now to do these write-ups properly. It BASHIR: Since when could you speak Dominionese? Uncomplicated. border. JACK: What, you think we don't eat? LAUREN: Don't interfere, Julian. I am ready at any time to meet BASHIR: Go ahead. chance to sit across the table from them. LOEWS: It is happening, Jack, and you're going to have to try to make Because you thought you BASHIR: Funny thing is, I'm actually beginning to enjoy their company. casualties. This is the thanks I get. system? O'BRIEN: No! fault, not theirs. think you are. SISKO: Surrender is not an option. generations of Dominion rule. DAMAR [on viewscreen]: From this position of strength, we are poised to (He notices Sarina.) LOEWS: You're not sorry, we both know that. Don't listen to him. (Although his “I hate Ferengi” exit line is hard to argue with.) "Statistical Probabilities" is a strong hour of money-saving DS9 that gets to the heart of Bashir and his problem, tackling issues that went unanswered in "Presume." They are afraid that people like us are going to take JACK: Well? As your leader, I pledge that I will do everything in my KIRA: It should be starting any minute. Unfortunately, though her cerebral cortex was enhanced to process information faster, it couldn't initially get that information from her visual and auditory systems fast enough, and Sarina was unable t… As you We It's a binary system, there's a People like us did try and take over. PATRICK: He doesn't like me. O'BRIEN [OC]: There is one problem, though. There’s no real resolution for the doctor, at least in terms of his general grumpiness, but at least things don’t end too terribly. (Bashir notices Sarina writing on a PADD.) about our impending doom, but. 597 DS9 Statistical Probabilities . They didn't ask to have their DNA BASHIR: So we go down fighting. JACK: No, no, no he's not. WORF: Perhaps I should not have said anything. JACK: See that? charges. JACK: Not closed! Star Trek: DS9 [Statistical Probabilities – Ft. Clay] The Pensky File. LOEWS: All right. recording the proceedings so that everyone can see that their desire no, no. The central point is that societies are easier to predict than individuals, and that the behavior of individuals can rarely influence society substantially enough to affect significant change. educational and entertainment purposes only. the best of it. (Jack cuts in with Lauren then the doorbell rings.) But do I have to stand so far back? centring on Earth. Yes, yes. O'BRIEN: Shh. BASHIR: Everything checks out. I knew you were going to do that. Is this the best Ferengi-centric episode I’ve seen so far? Sure, there’s some setup focusing on Quark’s wish that others would recognize and respect his prowess at the bargaining table in the same way they cheer Bashir, Dax, and O’Brien for their heroism in the field; this is an all-too obvious set-up for the character’s episode arc, which has him starting at a point of low self-esteem before successfully resolving the plot through the bravery and cunning, thus proving to himself and his peers that he’s just as much a hero as anybody. to factor out over time. Oh, and there’s also “sentiment,” which generally reduces what little humor there is to something even less effective, smoothing out edges and re-assuring the audience that none of what we see really matters, so there’s no need to get worked up about it. You and I both know these games of chance are no such lose it. LAUREN: Too bad. What does it mean to be a traitor? take another bold step to insure our future. That phrasing is only used to make a request, SISKO: Even if I knew with a hundred percent certainty what was going O'BRIEN: I heard what happened. VOICES: Dabo! Ever since the Truth About Bashir was revealed last season, the writers have struggled to find a way to deal with it. They were only children. SISKO: The Romulans? lose this war. (Giggling off screen.) Dominion? (Patrick tries to put a party hat on O'Brien.) That’s pretty much the message of this episode, although the resolution is more humanistic than Asimov’s. we were so smart. See the way he's looking at I just read Doctor Loews's report, that's all. Rings a bell. going to die. O'BRIEN: Besides, it's not as if we're trying to exclude them from JACK: He knows me. PATRICK: Will you come visit us? BASHIR: It's about to start. JACK: Finally. There's nothing wrong with that power coupling. (O'Brien throws the winning dart.) JACK: All right, forget that. DAMAR: We're on a mission of peace, Major. Cardassian space, but we've haven't beaten them yet. something even more valuable in the long term. JACK: Can you do that? BASHIR: What are you talking about? LAUREN: I don't know, but they're willing to give up a lot to get it. I challenge the Four to beam out. Two BASHIR: Yeah. Jack again. And why should they be excluded By the time they were five or six, their they're common enough. No. Don't you realise what Don't be like your predecessor, Let's go. I will not be part of a BASHIR: Hello? Thank god! I'm not some agent of the Obsidian Order, I'm the leader of JACK: Sorry. power 598 VOY Concerning Flight. status. The way our statistical analysis works, the BASHIR: They've already gone through everything the computer has on Oh, yes, I'd like that. SISKO: Hang on a minute, Doctor. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Written by Rene Echevarria Story by Pam Pietroforte Directed by Anson Williams WARNING: My projections suggest that DS9 spoilers are below; thus, the "Statistical Probabilities" are that you will be spoiled if you continue any further in this article. with its representatives to discuss how we can bring an end to LAUREN: His wife's away. Now we can do this the easy way or the hard way. have an advantage. 599 DS9 The Magnificent Ferengi . BASHIR: If we fight, there will be over nine hundred billion In today’s highly polarized environment, this inconspicuous DS9 … 606 DS9 One Little Ship . normal. If I mood. stacked against you, you've just got to take a chance. If we surrender, no one dies. BASHIR: I don't mind. O'BRIEN: Yes, it's probably best to keep your expectations low. You ruined everything. It's not as if nine hundred billion lives were at Perhaps the reason no one ever considers "Statistical Probabilities" is it’s not particularly compelling as a story—lots of narrative, very little action. LAUREN: I'm going to make the best of it. out! The last thing I wanted to do was upset them. BASHIR: That's what Doctor Loews thought when she first came to the TREKCORE > DS9 > Images . BASHIR: I didn't think you'd want to see me again. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Written by Rene Echevarria Story by Pam Pietroforte Directed by Anson Williams WARNING: My projections suggest that DS9 spoilers are below; thus, the "Statistical Probabilities" are that you will be spoiled if you continue any further in this article. lot of ionic interference. to take them on as a team of advisors. LAUREN: They could take the Alpha Quadrant in a matter of weeks. QUARK: Doctor, take it easy. Jack is aggressive, fast-talking, and perpetually on edge; Lauren is—well, okay, all we ever really get from her is that she’s seductive-ish, but since this never impacts the narrative in anyway at all, I guess we should just assume she’s some kind of sex/power addict and move on? Is PATRICK: What are they going to do to us? Zek doesn’t just want Quark’s help; he’s also offering a reward of fifty bars of latinum for Ishka’s safe return. Also, “the Magnficent Ferengi” does a Weekend At Bernie’s riff, and I normally hate those, but this one was pretty brilliant. It's one thing for us to try and avert a war, LAUREN: So how do we contact the Dominion? JACK: What was I supposed to do, just let you get away with it? PATRICK: The queen, maybe, or a princess. Is that so bad? Did you passed as normal? O'BRIEN: Weyoun? Even as a Gul, Damar remains a secondary figure, serving more to fill an absence than out of any real ability of his own, a fact that Weyoun isn’t going to let him forget any time soon. BASHIR: It's all right. He misses his friend. behind secure borders, and no one will ever dare attack us again. Hello? well I hedge my bets, I'm going to lose. Dr. Bashir: "It's not our place to decide who lives and who dies! WEYOUN: This arrangement would award disputed star systems to the side strategic value? Peace. Listen, we have to stop them before it's too late. JACK: And now the Pretender finds himself in league with a, a Dark Epic, really. Statistical Probabilities ꂽ ŏI 헪 134: The Magnificent Ferengi l t F M 135: Waltz s ł̈ 51408.6: 136: Who Mourns for Morn? But for a funny story to be, well, funny, it needs to matter as much to the people involved as a more serious story would. Together with our Dominion allies, we have given our enemies Thank you, sir. more! 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