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Old March 28 2009, 06:17 PM   #28
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Re: Empok Nor: Is Garak guilty of murder?

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What bothered me was in Garak's dialogue with Sisko he says something to the effect that "We've saved the Alpha Quadrant, and all it cost was the lives of a criminal and a Romulan Senator, and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer."

Yeah, screw those totally innocent bodyguards you mentioned just ten minutes earlier.
Hey, if the senator died under their watch then they weren't very good body guards then, were they?
Indeed. Romulan politics would probably have called for the guards' execution if they had survived. Vreenak's death means they failed, therefore, Romulus would demand that they die as well.
In the 23rd century, the guards would have probably killed themselves, seppuku style. In the 24th century, they would probably have been killed by someone else. Subtle, but noteworthy, difference.
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