The thing about Marritza/Ghemor is that it is destined to failure. Marritza is more attached to his regret than he is to love. He is driven nearly insane by it, even though he felt he could share the load of that shame with Ghemor. Even though he found moments of true peace with her. In the end, he cannot bear his sins and all of Cardassia’s sins against the Bajorans, and he goes through with his plot.
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