I've been a diehard, lifelong fan of Star Trek for 45-plus years, so trust me when I tell you, Deep Space Nine is the best Trek series of all-time. Here are the top 10 episodes.
  1. Duet (Season 1, Ep. 19)
    "The Butcher of Gallitep died six years ago. You're Aamin Marritza, his filing clerk." "That's not true. I am alive. I will always be alive! It's Marriza who is dead. Marritza, who was good for nothing but cowering under his bunk and weeping like a woman. Who, every night, covered his ears because he couldn't bear to hear the screaming... for mercy... of the Bajorans..." -Kira and Marritza/Darhe'el
  2. The Die is Cast (Season 3, Ep. 21)
    "Do you know what the sad part is, Odo? I'm a very good tailor." - Garak
  3. Improbable Cause(Season 3, Ep. 20)
    "But the point is, if you lie all the time, nobody's going to believe you, even when you're telling the truth." "Are you sure that's the point, doctor?" "Of course, what else could it be?" "That you should never tell the same lie twice..." - Julian Bashir and Elim Garak, on the lesson of The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  4. Sacrifice of Angels (Season 6, Ep. 6)
    "Victory was within our grasp...! (...) Bajor... The Federation... The Alpha Quadrant... All lost!" - Dukat
  5. Favor the Bold (Season 6, Ep. 5)
    "Neutralize Odo?! Is that why you think I'm here?! Odo is a changeling - bringing him home, returning him to the Great Link means more to us than the Alpha Quadrant itself. Is that clear?" - The Female Changeling reprimanding Weyoun
  6. Rocks and Shoals (Season 6, Ep. 2)
    "You can either stand in front of me or walk beside me, but I won't turn my back on you again." "Cadet, there may be hope for you yet." - Nog and Garak, after recalling the events of "Empok Nor"
  7. For the Uniform (Season 5, Ep. 13)
    "He played me all right. And what is my excuse? Is he a Changeling? No. Is he a being with seven lifetimes of experience? No. Is he a wormhole alien? No. He's just a man, like me. And he beat me!" - Sisko to Dax, discussing Eddington while Sisko punches the bag
  8. Call to Arms (Season 5, Ep. 26)
    "...This war isn't over yet. I want you to know that, while we were keeping the Dominion occupied, a Starfleet/Klingon task force crossed the border into Cardassia and destroyed the Dominion shipyards on Torros III. Your sacrifices, our sacrifices, made this victory possible. But no victory can make this moment any easier for me and I promise, I will not rest until I stand with you again. Here. In this place. Where I belong." - Benjamin Sisko, saying his goodbyes to Deep Space 9
  9. Trials and Tribble-ations (Season 5 Ep. 6)
    "I guess you boys from Temporal Investigations are... always on time." - Dax, upon the arrival of Dulmur and Lucsly
  10. In the Pale Moonlight (Season 6, Ep. 19)
    "And if your conscience is bothering you, you should soothe it with the knowledge that you may have just saved the entire Alpha Quadrant, and all it cost was the life of one Romulan senator, one criminal... and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. I don't know about you, but I'd call that a bargain." - Garak