I haven´t seen all DS9 episodes yet but I´m trying to fill my gaps. The last I have seen is Tears of the Prophets and I was surprised how much it was worse than all remaining DS9 finales. I don´t like role of evil nerd but there are many problems. First there is oversentimentalization of Jadzia´s death by this whole baby business (Seeing Alexander, my reaction was close to Quark´s one) which just felt out of the series. Also , wasn´t a little surrealist how reason of Dax being close to the orb was to say thanks to Prophets for fulfilling Kira´s prayer? Thanks a lot Nerys, your well intended religiosity is killing people. Also, this is the story changing Dukat into Pah-wraith ally after his Dark magic ritual which leads into weaker plot in „What you leave behind“ . Here we see how he magically easily goes to the station and attacks Prophets. Prophets/Pah-wraiths are so abstract writers could do anything with them and we don´t know exactly what happaned anyway. After that Bajorans go crazy and their little children are abusing Sisko . They evidently also fallen to high level of stereotype. The final scene of Sisko on Earth looked more like a parody than anything else. To add something else, battle of Chin´toka wasn´t anywhere near dramatic like anything from Way of the Warrior or Call to Arms, Damar´s orbital platforms seemed just like a little annoying delay… So, don´t you think that this episode was final change in the series and unfortunaly, to worse?