I have to agree with the reviewers who criticize the conclusion. Tom Riker (the carbon copy of our dear William) fights with the Maqui, but his resolve ends when he finds they are all in a hopeless situation. Unfortunately, this doesn't make for much of a heroic epic. Gul Dukat seems to be so different from what we would imagine him to be, much too willing to compromise. Within the series, it seems unlikely he would appease the Federation the way he does. Oh well.