The Quickening

PROD # DS9196
EP # 23
TZ Release: 09/02/2019
US Airdate: 09/02/2019
Stardate 49904.2

Responding to a distress call, Kira, Dax and Bashir find a planet ravaged by a virus that results only in fatalities…

The Trekzone Review

Bashir’s sense of hubris cops a severe reality check here as we watch an allegory of AIDS. Up to this point in the series our good Doctor has only succeeded in everything he’s set his mind to… and now he’s confronted by something he can’t comprehend or understand and it hurts him, and kills dozens of patients in the process…

The worst part of it is, one of the locals who seeks his help and agrees to all of his treatments ends up being killed by him. It takes Dax, with her hundreds of years of experience, to convince him that this is one problem that probably can’t be solved.

Thankfully though, in a redeeming feature, after weeks in montage form, Bashir does indeed find a cure for the next generation…

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