Dr. Bashir is talking with Cardassian tailor Garak when suddenly a Bajoran man with a Cardassian boy enters the bar. Garak tries to approach the boy but he seems very afraid and bites him. Rugal is a war orphan left behind by the Cardassians after the occupation as many others and was adopted by Bajorans. Just a minute after Bashir tells Sisko, he gets contacted by Gul Dukat. He seems very concerned about the orphans on Bajor and wants to rectify the situation. He is concerned the Bajorans are manipulating them into thinking the Cardassians are bad and asks for an investigation. While Rugal's Bajoran father tells he's been treating the boy well and Rugal seems to prefer staying on Bajor, an alien, Zolan, contradicts that story. Meanwhile Garak thinks the situation is a bit too coincidental and starts his own private investigation with Bashir.
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Did You Know?
This is the first reference to the Cardassian name of Deep Space 9, Terok Nor, and also the first time hostility between Elim Garak and Gul Dukat is hinted at. See more
Garak refers to the Cardassian father as "pu'dur" rather than "pu'dar". See more
It must be torture for that boy living like that - hated by people he thinks of as his parents, told day after day he's worthless Cardassian scum, beaten if he even looks the wrong way. Rugal is their revenge - their revenge against all Cardassians.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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