curious any thoughts on if Sacrifice of Angels is an Ex deus machina or not
some argue it is, and obviously so, taht it should have been the brave and valiant actions of our hero's that saved the day, not the sudden intervention of the "Prophet's/Wormhole aliens"
others argue that it was neither arbitrary nor implausible, and I share that belief.
Yes, absolutely. The Dominion fleet disappearing in the wormhole was de facto
a deus ex machina
This was also my personal shark jumping point
in DS9. ("The plot is resolved with one too many plot twists which are inconsistent with the overall narrative, poorly executed, or are just plain stupid, turning the audience away