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Report this May. 30 2012, 1:51 pm

Overall, I was happy with the way DS9 ended, but one thing I wish was that Kira and Odo would have stayed together.


What do you think, TREKKIES???

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Report this May. 30 2012, 2:39 pm

I have to say it was a fitting ending. Really they were literally from two different worlds with two different destinies. Their paths just crossed for a long ways.


Odo was pretty much destined to return to the Great Link and bring a less oppressive alternative to the Dominion,


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Report this May. 30 2012, 2:43 pm

Tha would be cool if they did stayed


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Report this May. 30 2012, 2:45 pm

I wish Odo stayed! (i voted answer C)


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Report this May. 30 2012, 3:01 pm

Odo and Kira had arguably the best romance in all of Star Trek and it was sad to see them part ways. However, I wouldn't have had it end any other way. Odo's decision to join his people was the perfect resolution to his story arc and built off of years of character growth. Odo sacrificed his potential happiness with Kira in order to end the most destructive war the Federation had ever seen. As seen in the masterpiece episode "Chimera," Kira understood Odo's longing to return to the Link. She loved him so much that she was willing to let him go if it meant that he'd be happy.


Even after watching the finale countless times, I still tear up during Odo and Kira's farewell scene. The flawless acting on behalf of Visitor and Auberjonois coupled with the heart rending musical score made this a scene to remember. Also, with Odo gone, the final scene of Deep Space Nine is made all the more meaningful. As Kira and Jake look through a window on the promenade, the wormhole opens. Both characters stare longingly; separated from their loved ones on the other side. I may have had a few minor quibbles with "What You Leave Behind," but the Odo/Kira separation certainly wasn't one of them.


"What You Leave Behind" is my favorite Star Trek series finale because it perfectly reflected what Deep Space Nine was about. Unlike TNG's "All Good Things," which showed us potential ways the characters may end up, DS9 satisfyingly and definitively resolved the many character and story arcs that spanned the seven seasons. "What You Leave Behind" was not only the most epic and sweeping finale, but also the most character-driven. It was both the most bittersweet and the most hopeful. For these reasons, I simply adore the finale two hours of Deep Space Nine. It has flaws, but it's as perfect a finale as I could have hoped for.

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Report this May. 30 2012, 3:10 pm

Quote: 4_Cardassia @ May. 30 2012, 3:01 pm

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>Odo and Kira had arguably the best romance in all of Star Trek and it was sad to see them part ways. However, I wouldn't have had it end any other way. Odo's decision to join his people was the perfect resolution to his story arc and built off of years of character growth. Odo sacrificed his potential happiness with Kira in order to end the most destructive war the Federation had ever seen. As seen in the masterpiece episode "Chimera," Kira understood Odo's longing to return to the Link. She loved him so much that she was willing to let him go if it meant that he'd be happy.

>Even after watching the finale countless times, I still tear up during Odo and Kira's farewell scene. The flawless acting on behalf of Visitor and Auberjonois coupled with the heart rending musical score made this a scene to remember. Also, with Odo gone, the final scene of Deep Space Nine is made all the more meaningful. As Kira and Jake look through a window on the promenade, the wormhole opens. Both characters stare longingly; separated from their loved ones on the other side. I may have had a few minor quibbles with "What You Leave Behind," but the Odo/Kira separation certainly wasn't one of them.

>"What You Leave Behind" is my favorite Star Trek series finale because it perfectly reflected what Deep Space Nine was about. Unlike TNG's "All Good Things," which showed us potential ways the characters may end up, DS9 satisfyingly and definitively resolved the many character and story arcs that spanned the seven seasons. "What You Leave Behind" was not only the most epic and sweeping finale, but also the most character-driven. It was both the most bittersweet and the most hopeful. For these reasons, I simply adore the finale two hours of Deep Space Nine. It has flaws, but it's as perfect a finale as I could have hoped for.

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So true I cryd to at that scene when Odo left


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Report this May. 30 2012, 3:48 pm

Quote: 4_Cardassia @ May. 30 2012, 3:01 pm

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>Odo and Kira had arguably the best romance in all of Star Trek and it was sad to see them part ways. However, I wouldn't have had it end any other way. Odo's decision to join his people was the perfect resolution to his story arc and built off of years of character growth. Odo sacrificed his potential happiness with Kira in order to end the most destructive war the Federation had ever seen. As seen in the masterpiece episode "Chimera," Kira understood Odo's longing to return to the Link. She loved him so much that she was willing to let him go if it meant that he'd be happy.

>Even after watching the finale countless times, I still tear up during Odo and Kira's farewell scene. The flawless acting on behalf of Visitor and Auberjonois coupled with the heart rending musical score made this a scene to remember. Also, with Odo gone, the final scene of Deep Space Nine is made all the more meaningful. As Kira and Jake look through a window on the promenade, the wormhole opens. Both characters stare longingly; separated from their loved ones on the other side. I may have had a few minor quibbles with "What You Leave Behind," but the Odo/Kira separation certainly wasn't one of them.

>"What You Leave Behind" is my favorite Star Trek series finale because it perfectly reflected what Deep Space Nine was about. Unlike TNG's "All Good Things," which showed us potential ways the characters may end up, DS9 satisfyingly and definitively resolved the many character and story arcs that spanned the seven seasons. "What You Leave Behind" was not only the most epic and sweeping finale, but also the most character-driven. It was both the most bittersweet and the most hopeful. For these reasons, I simply adore the finale two hours of Deep Space Nine. It has flaws, but it's as perfect a finale as I could have hoped for.

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Well said, What You Leave Behind, really did wrap up the seven seasons beautifully. A few minors issues(top of my list is wishing Damar hadn't died, but he did go out a changed and better man than he was) to be certain, but it was easily the best finale of all five series. It brought closure to the series as a whole.


Kira and Odo was the best romance. It was all the more rewarding because Odo had been pining for her since season two at least.  At the minimium four years. That's a long time for anyone, coupled with having to watch Kira hook up with a high ranking priest in a holy order, then the leader of her world, it probably made him feel all the more inadequate coupled with his doubts of his own self and being a changeling and her a solid.


I did dislike the actualy episode they got together. Don't get me wrong James Daren is good at singing, just... 30 minutes of the episode was dedicated to listening to him sing, which just made the episode drag. It was rewarding when it finally climaxed and Odo made his move and kissed Kira after that silly arguement.


It was sad to see them go their seperate ways, but they had different homes and different destinies. Odo had always wanted to rejoin his people, and Kira had her duty to Bajor and her Prophets. You can never forget Odo switching into a tux as he slowly sinks into the Link, that's for sure.


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Report this May. 30 2012, 3:54 pm

Quote: RStar17 @ May. 30 2012, 3:48 pm

Quote: 4_Cardassia @ May. 30 2012, 3:01 pm

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>Odo and Kira had arguably the best romance in all of Star Trek and it was sad to see them part ways. However, I wouldn't have had it end any other way. Odo's decision to join his people was the perfect resolution to his story arc and built off of years of character growth. Odo sacrificed his potential happiness with Kira in order to end the most destructive war the Federation had ever seen. As seen in the masterpiece episode "Chimera," Kira understood Odo's longing to return to the Link. She loved him so much that she was willing to let him go if it meant that he'd be happy.

>Even after watching the finale countless times, I still tear up during Odo and Kira's farewell scene. The flawless acting on behalf of Visitor and Auberjonois coupled with the heart rending musical score made this a scene to remember. Also, with Odo gone, the final scene of Deep Space Nine is made all the more meaningful. As Kira and Jake look through a window on the promenade, the wormhole opens. Both characters stare longingly; separated from their loved ones on the other side. I may have had a few minor quibbles with "What You Leave Behind," but the Odo/Kira separation certainly wasn't one of them.

>"What You Leave Behind" is my favorite Star Trek series finale because it perfectly reflected what Deep Space Nine was about. Unlike TNG's "All Good Things," which showed us potential ways the characters may end up, DS9 satisfyingly and definitively resolved the many character and story arcs that spanned the seven seasons. "What You Leave Behind" was not only the most epic and sweeping finale, but also the most character-driven. It was both the most bittersweet and the most hopeful. For these reasons, I simply adore the finale two hours of Deep Space Nine. It has flaws, but it's as perfect a finale as I could have hoped for.

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Well said, What You Leave Behind, really did wrap up the seven seasons beautifully. A few minors issues(top of my list is wishing Damar hadn't died, but he did go out a changed and better man than he was) to be certain, but it was easily the best finale of all five series. It brought closure to the series as a whole.

Kira and Odo was the best romance. It was all the more rewarding because Odo had been pining for her since season two at least.  At the minimium four years. That's a long time for anyone, coupled with having to watch Kira hook up with a high ranking priest in a holy order, then the leader of her world, it probably made him feel all the more inadequate coupled with his doubts of his own self and being a changeling and her a solid.

I did dislike the actualy episode they got together. Don't get me wrong James Daren is good at singing, just... 30 minutes of the episode was dedicated to listening to him sing, which just made the episode drag. It was rewarding when it finally climaxed and Odo made his move and kissed Kira after that silly arguement.

It was sad to see them go their seperate ways, but they had different homes and different destinies. Odo had always wanted to rejoin his people, and Kira had her duty to Bajor and her Prophets. You can never forget Odo switching into a tux as he slowly sinks into the Link, that's for sure.

Odo is so cute in a tux te he


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Report this May. 31 2012, 8:11 am

I thought the romance was one-sided and bewildering. Even the actors reportedly didn't think it was a good idea. Every episode told the story from Odo's perspective, so I never understood what Kira saw in him, or whether she actually loved him or was just going along with it. It all felt terribly fake.

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Report this May. 31 2012, 8:24 am

I thought they seemed compatible--as much as Odo could be "compatible" with anyone--so I think they should have stayed together.


But, for various reasons, he mariied Lwaxana Troi, didn't he?  That really seemed like a bizarre match, to me!


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Report this Jun. 15 2012, 7:37 am

I didn't like the romance.  I loved the unrequited love that odo had for most of the series and the friendship though.  To me the yearning that Odo had for kira was really a yearning to be a solid and to feel that physical connection.  Every trek series had an underlying theme of one character wanting to be human and exploring what it means to be human through that character.  In odo we have the best representation of that.  The most subtle and complex. 


But it made no sense for them to actually be in a relationship.  Odo, after all, wasn't a humanoid.  A sexual relationship is ridiculous for him.  Especially after he knows he is not alone and had experienced the link.  Frankly I found it creepy and expoitive for them to finally hook up.  It no longer made any sense at all.



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Report this Jun. 15 2012, 12:43 pm

Quote: RStar17 @ May. 30 2012, 3:48 pm

Quote: 4_Cardassia @ May. 30 2012, 3:01 pm

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>"What You Leave Behind" is my favorite Star Trek series finale because it perfectly reflected what Deep Space Nine was about. Unlike TNG's "All Good Things," which showed us potential ways the characters may end up, DS9 satisfyingly and definitively resolved the many character and story arcs that spanned the seven seasons. "What You Leave Behind" was not only the most epic and sweeping finale, but also the most character-driven. It was both the most bittersweet and the most hopeful. For these reasons, I simply adore the finale two hours of Deep Space Nine. It has flaws, but it's as perfect a finale as I could have hoped for.

>

Well said, What You Leave Behind, really did wrap up the seven seasons beautifully. A few minors issues(top of my list is wishing Damar hadn't died, but he did go out a changed and better man than he was) to be certain, but it was easily the best finale of all five series. It brought closure to the series as a whole.


I'd have to agree with the claim of DS9 having the best finale.


TOS/TAS didn't have a finale... it didn't even really "end"... it just stopped.


ENT had SO MUCH POTENTIAL, but they royally screwed it up when they turned it into a TNG flashback.  It should have been about ENT and nothing/noone else.


Voyager could have been better. It wasn't bad, really... just seemed so forced--as if the producers forgot the series was ending and had to wrap up all the story arcs at the last minute.


TNG really was bittersweet. The title explained it perfectly... "All good things..." Painful.  A great tribute to the end of an era.  It was magnificent.


DS9 beats TNG for one reason: DS9 provided closure. TNG really didn't have the kind of involved story arcs that DS9 did (rightfully so, otherwise it would have failed in syndication)... for that reason alone, it gave DS9 the opportunity to create the perfect ending to an amazing 7-year long story.  As fans we have to endure the loss of the series just like Sisko had to endure the loss of his wife in the pilot.  But like Sisko learns throughout the series... we learn not to let go. Accept that loss. It's a part of us, who we are.  Whether we're casual fans or die-hard, costume-wearing Trekkies, there is a part (no matter how big or small) of Rick's legacy of Gene's vision that will always remain part of each of us.


As far as the romance itself... I preferred the unrequieted love. I felt Odo's pain and WANTED Kira to return the favor... but when it finally happened--there was nothing left. Story over.  I think having them part ways was the only way to immortalize who Odo was and maintain his memory/legacy.


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Report this Jul. 03 2012, 11:10 pm

I never liked the Odo Kira relationship. It was "cute" at first, and maybe a bit interesting but that died down very quickly for me. 


 


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Report this Jul. 19 2012, 5:13 pm

I agree with rstar17. It could have ended no other way with kira and odo. I just wish we had some more finality with sisco. Is he dead? is he coming back? Did he tell yates what he told her to make her feel he was still out there? There was so many questions left unanswered.


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Report this Jul. 20 2012, 10:29 am

Best final episode of any series I agree but odo and kiras romance was only a tiny part. For me the flashback bits for all the characters was the most heart wrenching!

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