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Star Trek DS9 - Season 6 - Episode 07

Star Trek DS9 - 6x07 - You Are Cordially Invited...

Originally Aired: 1997-11-10

Worf's plans for a traditional Klingon wedding are threatened when Martok's wife refuses to accept Dax into their family. [DVD]

My Rating - 6

Fan Rating Average - 6.36

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Filler Quotient: 0, not filler, do not skip this episode.
- Numerous major long term plot threads are serviced here.


- Curzon Dax negotiated the Khitomer accords.
- Dax is 356 years old in this episode.
- The goofy dance Nog did with Jadzia at the bachelorette party was made up entire on the spot by Aron Eisenberg as kind of a joke, but everybody loved it, so they went with it.
- Terry Farrell actually (accidentally) hit the actress playing Sirella in one of the takes when Sirella barges in on her bachelorette party.

Remarkable Scenes
- Sirella challenging Dax.
- For the ritual of blood, Worf asks who will be first. O'Brien, Sisko, and Alexander step back while Worf isn't looking. Bashir does not, because he isn't paying attention. Worf says: "I did not expect that it would be you, doctor." Bashir, now paying attention: "Neither did I."
- Bashir and O'Brien's "vision" of killing Worf.
- Martok: "We are not accorded the luxury of choosing the woman we fall in love with. Do you think Sirella is anything like the woman I thought I'd marry? She is a prideful, arrogant, mercurial woman who shares my bed far too infrequently for my taste. And yet... I love her deeply."
- The wedding.
- Bashir and O'Brien unable to contain their desire to participate in the ritual attack on Worf.
- Morn Appearances; 1. Seen in the opening scene when the flags are unfurled. Is kissed by a woman before he enters Quark's. 2. At Dax's party. Watches Lt. Atoa's fire dance. He gets in a fight with a Bolian offscreen. Later, he happily slam dances with the Bolian. 3. The morning after the party Morn wakes up behind a couch with Lt. Atoa. They get up and leave. 4. Attends the wedding.

My Review
A fair episode. Everyone is in a giddy mood because they have the station back. And Worf and Dax get married. The little feud didn't interest me much, and the episode has no other contention to offer. I mostly gave it extra points for the hilarious Klingon stuff. The wedding itself was fantastic, as was O'Brien's and Bashir's role in the episode.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Jason on 2009-11-22 at 1:20am:
    The talented polynesian flamestick twirler, a lieutenant, had been given the day off by a request from Dax. Dax mentioned that "Captain Shelby owed me a favor." This seems to be a reference to the excellent and ambitious first officer, Commander Shelby, that served briefly on the Enterprise under Will Riker in TNG Episode 3x26 - The Best of Both Worlds, Part I & Part II. Evidently she's been promoted to captain. Great continuity!!
  • From Orion Pimpdaddy on 2010-02-22 at 1:54pm:
    I give this an 8, a higher grade than people are giving here. There's a lot of interesting one-on-one character interaction here: Martok and Sirella, Sisko and Dax, Worf and Dax, O-Brien and Bashir, Odo and Kira, Dax and Sirella, etc. There's also many comedic momements. The wedding at the end was remarkable to watch. The story told during the ceremony adds many more pages to Klingon lore.

    "Remarkable Scenes" I would add:
    -Dax: "Good, I like a challenge"
    Sirella: "I will not be challenged"
    -Dax reciting Sirella's family history and noting the lack of noble blood
    -Martok admitting to Worf that Sirella doesn't like him
    -Martok reciting the stages of the road to Calhia (something like "pain, death ..."). Bashir then says, "Sounds like marriage to me."
    -Dax punching Sirella
    -Worf catching the firedancer and Morn leaving Dax's quarters
    -Hungover Dax finding Odo and Kira in the closet
    -Quark: "No refunds for those on the road to Kalhia, either."
    -the hitting of the wedding party with mallets
  • From John on 2011-12-18 at 7:46pm:
    I really like this episode. It works well in the context of season 6, and serves to drive home the point that the Klingons are no longer adversaries, but allies.

    Also, I guess it's cause I'm sort of a romantic, but I really enjoyed the Klingon wedding. You can tell the writers spent a lot of time thinking about it -- it was very well done.

    Finally, I have to agree with Orion on his "remarkable scenes", particularly the one where Sirella draws a knife and then Dax clocks her across the jaw. I lol'd.
  • From Christopher Wright on 2011-12-19 at 3:22pm:
    I gave this episode a 10 even though some parts of it were uncomfortably silly and forced. I agree that the writers did put a lot of effort into this episode, and the conversations between Worf and Malak and Sisko and Dax showcase the amazing talents of both the cast and crew. Was it me or did Malak's wife have normal teeth in the scene where Dax had the buckets?
  • From LKell on 2012-08-14 at 5:59am:
    Dax says to the guy dancing with the fire 'Captain Shelby owes me a favor'

    Perhaps a reference to COMMANDER Shelby of The Best of Both Worlds - who has since been promoted?
  • From Harrison on 2012-08-25 at 8:03am:
    An elaborate episode, celebrating the Federation culture in in glorious detail. The story of the Klingon hearts recited at the wedding is simply awesome.
  • From L on 2013-08-04 at 5:50am:
    Klingon culture is insane, and their women all look alike.

    "A concubine living outside the Imperial stables." Snap, Dax.

    "But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power."
    Hooray for politically correct sexism.

    Still, this episode was right in coming after the previous ones, and a genuinely feel good one. Loved Odo and Kira talking in the closet all night.
  • From McCoy on 2017-02-25 at 5:06am:
    Well, I don't like Jadzia at all, but this is probably the first episode in which I was on her side. I just don't buy all that Klingon "samurai-nordic-honor" bull***. They're just murderers with twisted ego. And racist. Why Jadzia should respect someone, who wants only to humiliate her? Sorry. If you want to be respected, you need to respect others. Chief and Julian should break some ribs, and not only Worf's:)

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