"Sons of Mogh" or brain wipes don't wipe away the stains on a family's honor.
So Kurn want's to die to escape his dishonor and unlike worf who can swan around the federation, worf has cost Kurn Everything and want worf who has ruined him give him a ritual death to resore his honor. the "legality" of the ritual itself was silly, since Worf could have easily arranged transport and killed Kurn on some non fedration planet. The whole scenario was forced and existed only because the writer wanted to say, "suicide/fratricide is wrong because I say so." What happened to the tolerance for other cultures shown in TNG's "Ethics," where Picard is more than prepared to allow Worf's suicide after his debilitating injury, ON BOARD THE ENTERPRISE-D?
I get it, Sisko was going to treat Worf as an officer first, and a Klingon second. Picard was an almost overly aloof cultural relativist who let his crew get into civil wars as it part of the "culture".
However we get Intentionally erasing someone's personal identity something is considered by some to be murder - especially when the victim is not asked for his consent.
Also everyone is being lied to about nu-kurn so more dishonorable acts.
So the other thing to stick out to me was the shot of Kurn toward the end, taking a swig from his bottle and then clumsily pointing a disruptor at his head. It didn't work; no doubt it was intended to be a poignant look at how far Kurn had fallen, but it felt almost comic, as if to say, "Whoops, here's Kurn about to botch another suicide."
"Bar Association" or "you don't get me i'm part of the Union"
come on mark be positive about this... Erm Chase Masterson look nice... She still looks great now 20 years later
Erm I don't like most Ferengi comedies that should be plain at this point, but then this doesn't really feel like a comedy, compared to most of Quark's outings. It's got some serious issues at its heart. Actually, I felt that this episode was one of DS9's trademark "move away from Gene's vision" kind of shows, in that it brought up subjects of labor rights and exploitation that you'd think wouldn't fit into the Roddenberry ideal. Okay okay, we're not talking about the Federation here, but still, can you imagine a character on TOS quoting the Communist Manifesto?
And there were a lot of little moments that worked for me, like Sisko's scene with Quark, and O'Brien in the Infirmary: "he was more than a hero; he was a Union man!.."
The more I think about the Ferengi stories the more I think Yikes! Ferengi society is extremely repressive!. Even some of the darkest cyberpunk future evil corporations would take a look a Ferengi society and go steady on a moment son. and as we are post borg and with the Dominion the fedration are not looking at them as a threat but as some thing to ignore... in treks far future they may come to regret that.