Review of Defiant

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Defiant (1994)
Season 3, Episode 9
5/10
Defiant Until the End... Then He Changed His Mind.
1 March 2018
Warning: Spoilers
The title says it all. What started out as an awesome episode ended so horribly that I was yelling at the TV screen. "You can't end it like that!" But it did... It ended that way and it gave me cinematic blue balls. The problem is they had all these pieces in place, all moving towards this massive conflict... then nothing happens. Nope Tom Riker pussyed out and decided not to go through with it. He'd rather spend the rest of his life in a prison camp then go out in the blaze of glory. What?! Why take the time to build all this tension then have no conflict. It's like a woman who teases a penis but does not finish. It aint right. That's what this episode did to me. Don't get me wrong, it was fantastic in the beginning but in the end I was alone with massive blue balls. 5 stars out of 10.

P.S. Like Michael J. Tobias said, they should've made this a two parter. End the first part with a cliff hanger. The Defiant is surrounded! Then start the next episode there and have Riker finish his mission at all cost. That would've been really cool
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