||If we didn't know already, war is a terrible thing. Here we saw what it was like at the sharp end. The people here were fighting for themselves, for each other and for duty; the communications array seemed fairly unimportant as a reason. Some of the guest characters seemed curious. There was the dehumanised Reese against the decent Kellin. Kellin dies, Reese lives. I wonder how he'll adjust to life after the war. Some of the other characters, Nog especially, go through the wringer as well. Maybe this is where Nog grows up, and Aron Eisenberg puts in a convincing performance. Nicole de Boer seems to be settling into her role fairly well, although Ezri could hardly be more different from Jadzia if she tried. Incidentally, Sisko should not have put Quark, a civilian, in a situation like this, but I suppose he was necessary to provide a different perspective. I watched this from a comfortable armchair in a warm room, but an old schoolmate serves in Afghanistan. I hope he never has to face anything like this.