3.Deep Space Nine

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Season 1

“Emissary”

Episode Number 1 & 2
Odo, Deep Space 9’s Chief of Security
Production Number 001 & 402
Season 1
Stardate 46379.1 (Calendar Year 2369)
Original Airdate 1/2/1993

Story Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director David Carson

Synopsis
On a distant outpost at the edge of the final frontier, an untested crew embarks on an unprecedented journey of discovery. While Commander Sisko is being interrogated by aliens inside the wormhole after being sent there by Kai Opaka, the Bajoran spiritual leader, Major Kira must deal with the Cardassian fleet who is convinced that Deep Space 9 is responsible for the disappearance of one of their ships.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Siddig El Fadil (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Jadzia Dax)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka)
Felicia M. Bell (Jennifer Sisko)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Joel Swetow (Gul Jasad)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Stephen Davies (Saratoga Tactical Officer)
Max Grodénchik (Ferengi Pit Boss [Rom])
Steve Rankin (Cardassian Officer)
Lily Mariye (Saratoga Ops Officer)
Cassandra Byram (Saratoga Conn Officer)
John Noah Hertzler (Saratoga Vulcan Captain)
April Grace (Transporter Chief Hubbell)
Kevin McDermott (Alien Batter)
Parker Whitman (Cardassian Officer)
William Powell-Blair (Cardassian Officer)
Frank Owen Smith (Curzon Dax)
Lynnda Ferguson (Doran)
Megan Butler (Enterprise Lieutenant)
Stephen Rowe (Chanting Monk)
Thomas Hobson (Young Jake Sisko)
Donald Hotton (Monk #1)
Gene Armor (Bajoran Bureaucrat)
Diana Cignoni (Dabo Girl)
Judi Durand (Cardassian Computer Voice)
Majel Barrett (Starfleet Computer Voice)

Notes
Two-hour series pilot (production number 721). Separated into Part I and Part II for rerun (production numbers 401 and 402).
Deep Space 9 orbited the planet Bajor. After the wormhole was discovered by Dax and Sisko in the Denorios Belt, Kira ordered the station moved to the entrance of the wormhole. The wormhole connects the Alpha to the Idran system in the Gamma Quadrant, 70,000 light years apart. The Denorios Belt is a charged plasma field located in the Bajor system, orbiting the Bajoran primary star.
The episode opens with the the Battle of Wolf 359 (see also The Next Generation episode “The Best of Both Worlds, Part II”). During the battle, Lt. Cmdr. Sisko served as First Officer on the U.S.S. Saratoga (NCC-31911, Miranda-class). Sisko escaped with his son Jake, but his wife Jennifer perished during the attack.
The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D drops off Starfleet personnel, including Chief O’Brien, and three runabouts.
During the opening credits for this episode, the wormhole does not appear at the end (since it hadn’t been discovered yet!).
Max Grodénchik is credited as “Ferengi Pit Boss.” He’ll later be identified as Quark’s brother Rom.
Production for the series began on 8/11/1992. Filming began on 8/18/1992 through 9/25/1992.

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“Past Prologue”

Episode Number 3
Odo takes custody of Tahna after he betrays Kira
Production Number 003
Season 1
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/9/1993

Story
Teleplay Kathryn Powers
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
A reunion with a member of the Bajoran terrorist group Kohn-Ma, Tahna Los, forces Kira to choose between her people and her duty as a Federation liason officer. The Klingon renegades Lursa and B’Etor arrive on the station to meet with the terrorist, who claims to be a reformed character.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Nordling (Tahna Los)
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Gwynyth Walsh (B’Etor)
Barbara March (Lursa)
Susan Bay (Admiral Rollman)
Vaughn Armstrong (Gul Dunar)
Richard Ryder (Bajoran Deputy)

Notes
Kira goes to Admiral Rollman regarding Tahna’s asylum. Sisko warns her that if she ever goes over his head again, he’ll have hers on a platter.
Tahna attempts to destroy the wormhole, so that Bajor will be left alone by both the Federation and the Cardassians.
This episode introduces Garak, who becomes a regular minor character and eventually a friend of Dr. Bashir. Garak owns a clothing shop on the Promenade.
Lursa and B’Etor appeared in The Next Generation episodes “Redemption, Part I” and “Redemption, Part II”; and later, in TNG’s “Firstborn”, in addition to the motion picture Star Trek: Generations.

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“A Man Alone”

Episode Number 4
A mob follows Odo to his office
Production Number 004
Season 1
Stardate 46421.5
Original Airdate 1/16/1993

Story Gerald Sanford & Michael Piller
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Paul Lynch

Synopsis
After arriving at Deep Space 9, Ibudan, a Bajoran murderer recently released from prison, tangles with Security Chief Odo. When Ibudan is murdered in a holosuite, the evidence points to a shapeshifter as the guilty party. Odo, who had vowed to remove Ibudan from Deep Space 9 at any cost, is accused of the crime. Soon an angry group of Bajorans comes looking for justice and Commander Sisko is forced to relieve Odo of duty.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Edward Lawrence Albert (Zayra)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Peter Vogt (Bajoran)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Stephen James Carver (Ibudan)
Tom Klunis (Old Man/Lamonay S.)
Scott Trost (Bajoran Officer)
Patrick Cupo (Bajoran Man)
Kathryn Graf (Bajoran Woman)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)
Diana Cignoni (Dabo Girl)
Judi Durand (Computer Voice)

Notes
This was the first episode filmed after the pilot episode (“Emissary”), but was aired after “Past Prologue”. It contains quite a few supplementary facts about Trills and Dax and Sisko’s relationship.
Keiko, who was a Starfleet Botanist on the Enterprise now finds herself very unhappy with nothing to do. With Sisko’s approval, she opens a Federation school on the station. Jake, Nog, and two Bajoran children attend the first day.

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“Babel”

Episode Number 5
Kira tracks down Dr. Surnak
Production Number 005
Season 1
Stardate 46423.7
Original Airdate 1/23/1993

Story Michael McGreevey and Naren Shankar
Teleplay Sally Caves and Ira Steven Behr
Director Paul Lynch

Synopsis
Exhausted from trying to fix an epidemic of mechanical problems on the station Chief O’Brien becomes ill with a mysterious ailment that transforms speech into an incomprehensible babble. When Lt. Dax succumbs to the same ailment, tests reveal that both have been infected by the same virus. Soon the virus causes an epidemic of babbling on Deep Space Nine, and Commander Sisko is forced to put the entire station under quarantine. While searching for the source of the outbreak, Major Kira Nerys stumbles upon a Bajoran device planted some 18 years earlier. Now it’s up to her to track down the virus’ creator and find a cure before the epidemic turns deadly.

Guest Cast
Matthew Faison (Dr. Surmak Ren)
Jack Kehler (Captain Jaheel)
Ann Gillespie (Nurse Jabara)
Richard Ryder (Bajoran Deputy)
Geraldine Farrell (Galis Blin)
Bo Zenga (Asoth)
Frank Novak (Businessman)
Kathleen Wirt (Aphasia Victim)
Lee Brooks (Aphasia Victim)
Todd Feder (Federation Male)

Notes
The virus was activated by Chief O’Brien while fixing a command-level replicator. It then spread through the food served by Quark, and then mutated into an air-born virus.

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“Captive Pursuit”

Episode Number 6
The hunter captures Tosk
Production Number 006
Season 1
Stardate 46423.7
Original Airdate 1/30/1993

Story Jill Sherman Donner
Teleplay Jill Sherman Donner & Michael Piller
Director Corey Allen

Synopsis
Chief O’Brien befriends a mysterious alien who comes through the Wormhole in a badly damaged ship. The first of his species to come to Deep Space Nine, Tosk is a unique reptilian-like creature whose behavior patterns are so different from humans that he arouses the suspicions of the crew. When he is caught altering a security grid near the weapons locker he refuses to answer any questions, but his silence is explained when an alien hunter arrives and reveals that Tosk is the prey in a deadly game of pursuit. Commander Sisko is faced with a dilemma — he cannot save their new friend from a life of captivity without flagrantly violating Starfleet’s Prime Directive.

Guest Cast
Scott MacDonald (Tosk)
Gerrit Graham (The Hunter)
Kelly Curtis (Miss Sardah)

Notes

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“Q-Less”

Episode Number 7
Q and Vash arrive on Deep Space 9
Production Number 007
Season 1
Stardate 46531.2
Original Airdate 2/13/1993

Story Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay Hannah Louise Shearer
Director Paul Lynch

Synopsis
After a two-year journey through the Gamma Quadrant, Vash arrives at Deep Space Nine loaded with treasures. Unfortunately, the mischievous Q has followed her, and once he’s on board the trouble begins. Meanwhile, the station experiences a series of violent power outages. While Quark helps Vash auction off some of the mysterious treasures she has acquired, the crew struggles to find the cause of the power source before the station is torn apart. When Q is accused of causing the trouble, he only hints at where the true cause lies. One thing is clear: if the crew doesn’t act fast, the station will be destroyed.

Guest Cast
John De Lancie (“Q”)
Jennifer Hetrick (Vash)
Van Epperson (Bajoran Clerk)
Tom McCleister (Kolos)
Laura Cameron (Bajoran Woman)

Notes
Vash was last seen with Q in the Next Generation episode “Qpid”. Vash’s first appearance was in the TNG episode “Captain’s Holiday”.

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“Dax”

Episode Number 8
Dax refuses to defend herself
Production Number 008
Season 1
Stardate 46910.1
Original Airdate 2/13/1993

Story Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay D.C. Fontana and Peter Allan Fields
Director David Carson

Synopsis
Hiding in the shadows, Ilon Tandro of Klaestron IV attempts to kidnap Lt. Jadzia Dax from the station. After the attempt fails, he produces a warrant charging Curzon Dax (her former Trill identity) for the murder of his father, General Ardelon Tandro, thirty years before. Though Dax refuses to discuss the events surrounding the crime, Sisko requests a Bajoran extradition hearing and mounts a defense on her behalf, dispatching Odo to Klaestron IV to investigate. While many relevant details of Trill life are revealed as the hearing progresses, Jadzia has no alibi for Curzon’s whereabouts during the crime.

Guest Cast
Gregory Itzen (Ilon Tandro)
Anne Haney (Judge Renora)
Fionulla Flanagan (Enina Tandro)
Richard Lineback (Selin Peers)

Notes
Curzon Dax was having an affair with Enina Tandro and was in her bed at the time of the secret transmission. Odo discovered that it was General Tandro himself who betrayed his people, and the rebels killed him afterwards.
Anne Haney previously played Rishon Uxbridge in the TNG episode “The Survivors”.

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“The Passenger”

Episode Number 9
Dr. Julian Bashir
Production Number 009
Season 1
Stardate 46570.8
Original Airdate 2/20/1993

Story Morgan Gendel
Teleplay Morgan Gendel and Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Michael Piller
Director Paul Lynch

Synopsis
While traveling in a runabout, Dr. Bashir and Major Kira respond to a distress call from a disabled Kobliad ship. When they beam over, Bashir is attacked by an injured passenger — a murderer named Rao Vantika, who suddenly dies. Back aboard Deep Space Nine, the Kobliad security officer Ty Kajada insists on an autopsy to prove Vantika, who has a history of faking his own demise, is truly dead. Meanwhile, the crew determines that Vantika was probably coming to the station to hi-jack a freighter carrying deuridium, a rare substance that prolongs Kobliad life. When Odo tries to implement a security plan to protect the shipment, he discovers that the station computer’s memory has been purged. The crew is now convinced that Vantika may be hiding in someone else’s brain — and so the hunt for the passenger begins.

Guest Cast
Caitlin Brown (Ty Kajada)
James Lashly (Lt. George Primmin)
Christoper Collins (Durg)
James Harper (Rao Vantika)

Notes

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“Move Along Home”

Episode Number 10
The crew is trapped in the game
Production Number 010
Season 1
Stardate 46612.4
Original Airdate 3/13/1993

Story Michael Piller
Teleplay Frederick Rappaport and Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Director David Carson

Synopsis
Commander Sisko welcomes the Wadi, a new alien species from the Gamma Quadrant. Once on board, the alien leader, Falow, dispenses with the pleasantries and immediately heads for Quark’s Bar to gamble. Sensing a profit-making opportunity, Quark encourages the aliens to play Dabo, and they begin to win. But when Quark is caught rigging the game, Falow forces him to play a new game called Chula. When the game begins, Sisko and his senior officers disappear from the station and find themselves trapped in a dangerous alien labyrinth, with Quark playing for their lives.

Guest Cast
Joel Brooks (Falow, Master Surchid of the Wadi)
James Lashly (Lt. George Primmin)
Clara Bryant (Chandra)

Notes

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“The Nagus”

Episode Number 11
Quark and the Grand Nagus Zek
Production Number 011
Season 1
Stardate 46657.0
Original Airdate 3/20/1993

Story David Livingston
Teleplay David Livingston and Ira Steven Behr
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Grand Nagus Zek, the revered leader of the Ferengi business empire, pays a visit to Quark, who worries that the legendary Ferengi wants to buy his bar out from under him. Instead, Zek plans an important conference at the bar to discuss the future of Ferengi business in the Gamma Quadrant. There, to everyone’s surprise, he announces his retirement and selects Quark to replace him! After a few threatening encounters, Grand Nagus Quark quickly learns that great power comes with great danger. When Zek dies, Quark barely avoids an assassination attempt at the funeral. Soon the greedy new Nagus finds himself trapped in a treacherous battle for power — and like a true Ferengi he loves every second of it.

Guest Cast
Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)
Lee Arenberg (Gral)
Lou Wagner (Krax)
Berry Gordon (Nava)

Notes
This episode introduces the Ferengi Grand Nagus Zek. (The Grand Nagus is the leader of the Ferengi Alliance.)
Rom acts like a typical Ferengi business man. When Zek objects to Nog going to school, Rom prohibits Nog from going to the Hu-Man school.
Sisko tells Jake not to see Nog because he thinks Nog is a bad influence, but changes his mind when he finds out Jake is teaching Nog how to read.
The Nagus made Quark Nagus and faked his death to see if his son was ready to become Nagus.

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“Vortex”

Episode Number 12
Quark and Constable Odo
Production Number 012
Season 1
Stardate 46689.6
Original Airdate 4/17/1993

Story
Teleplay Sam Rolfe
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Croden, an alien criminal from the other side of the wormhole, tempts Odo by telling the shape-shifter he can put the changeling in contact with others like himself. After an unproductive contact with the Rakhari government, Sisko reluctantly agrees to return him to the Rakhari without holding a trial for the murder he committed on the station. Assigned to transport the criminal back to his homeworld, Odo discovers that his case is not as clearcut as it appeared, and that the brother of the murdered man is in hot pursuit.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Cliff De Young (Croden)
Randy Ogelsby (Ah-Kel)
Gordon Clapp (Hadran)
Kathleen Garrett (Vulcan Captain)
Leslie Engelberg (Yareth)

Notes

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“Battle Lines”

Episode Number 13
Production Number 013
Season 1
Stardate 46715.2
Original Airdate 4/24/1993

Story Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay Richard Danus and Evan Carlos Somers
Director Paul Lynch

Synopsis
Bajor’s spiritual leader, Kai Opaka, visits the station for the first time. After a tour, Sisko, Bashir and Kira agree to accompany her on a trip through the wormhole. When their Runabout is attacked, it crash lands on a small moon. The Kai is killed and the officers are captured by a race of battle-scarred humanoids trapped in an endless war. After a brutal enemy attack, the Kai reappears — alive and well! Soon all the soldiers who were killed in the attack also come back to life and Sisko learns that as long as they are on this planet, the combatants cannot die — but if the station officers die, even once, they can never leave! Can they escape before suffering a fate worse than death?

Guest Cast
Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka)
Paul Collins (Zlangco)
Jonathan Banks (Shel-La)

Notes
The runabout U.S.S. Yangtzee Kiang NCC-72453 was destroyed.
Kai Opaka dies in the shuttle crash, but the same technology that keeps the prisoners alive revives her. She is forced to remain on the planet.

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“The Storyteller”

Episode Number 14
Production Number 014
Season 1
Stardate 46729.1
Original Airdate 5/1/1993

Story Kurt Michael Bensmiller
Teleplay Kurt Michael Bensmiller and Ira Steven Behr
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Commander Sisko is asked to mediate a dispute between two rival Bajoran factions. To everyone’s surprise, one of the negotiators, Varis Sul, turns out to be a 15-year-old girl, who captures the attentions of Jake and Nog. Meanwhile, O’Brien and Bashir beam down to a Bajoran village in grave danger — their leader, the Sirah, is sick and if he dies the village will be destroyed by a terrible creature, the Dal’Rok. That night, as the Dal’Rok approaches, the Sirah tells a story uniting the people of the village, but he weakens and O’Brien is forced to step in and help.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Kay E. Kuter (The Sirah)
Lawrence Monoson (Hovath)
Gina Phillips (Varis Sul)
Jim Jansen (Magistrate Faren Kag)
Jordan Lund (Woban)

Notes
The Paqu and Narot territories are separated by the River Glyrhond, which was diverted during the Cardassian occupation.

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“Progress”

Episode Number 15
Production Number 015
Season 1
Stardate 46844.3
Original Airdate 5/8/1993

Story
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
In search of more energy, the Bajoran government plans to tap the molten core of its fifth moon, Jeraddo. During an inspection of the moon’s surface, Kira discovers a Bajoran farmer, Mullibok, who refuses to leave. Meanwhile, on the station, Nog and Jake try to make a quick buck by selling some Cardassian yamok sauce Quark has been stuck with. But the prospective buyer offers a trade instead and the wheeling and dealing begins. Back on Jeraddo, Kira attempts to forcibly remove Mullibok in the name of progress. As Jake and Nog’s desperation to make a profit grows, so does Kira’s desire to save the old man.

Guest Cast
Brian Keith (Mullibok)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Nicholas Worth (Alien Captain)
Michael Bofshever (Toran)
Terrence Evans (Baltrim)
Annie O’Donnell (Keena)
Daniel Riordan (1st Guard)

Notes

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“If Wishes Were Horses”

Episode Number 16
Production Number 016
Season 1
Stardate 46853.2
Original Airdate 5/15/1993

Story Nell McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford
Teleplay Nell McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford and Michael Piller
Director Robert Legato

Synopsis
Imaginations run wild when Rumpelstiltskin, legendary baseball player Buck Bokai, and a duplicate Dax suddenly appear on the station. An investigation reveals that the crew’s fantasies are somehow coming to life and wreaking havoc. Dax surmises the anomaly is being caused by a disruption in the plasma field — it seems a similar subspace rupture occurred in the Hanoli system and destroyed it. As the danger mounts, the crew devises a plan to seal the rupture with a modified photon torpedo, but the attempt fails. Sisko must put his mind over his imagination in order to avert a major disaster.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)
Keone Young (Buck Bakai)
Michael John Anderson (Rumpelstiltskin)

Notes

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“The Forsaken”

Episode Number 17
Production Number 017
Season 1
Stardate 46925.1
Original Airdate 5/22/1993

Story Jim Trombetta
Teleplay Don Carlos Dunaway & Michael Piller
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
The irrepressible Lwaxana Troi, mother of Enterprise counselor Deanna Troi, visits the station with a group of Federation ambassadors. Dr. Bashir hosts the ambassadors, who are displeased with everything he does. When Lwaxana’s broach is stolen at Quark’s, Odo catches the thief and returns it. She is immediately taken with the shape-shifter. Meanwhile, an unidentified alien probe comes through the wormhole and somehow alters the station’s computer. O’Brien’s attempts to fix the problem result in a massive plasma explosion, which traps Odo in a turbolift with Lwaxana, and Bashir with the other three ambassadors.

Guest Cast
Majel Barrett (Betazed Ambassador Lwaxana Troi)
Michael Ensign (Vulcan Ambassador Lojal)
Jack Shearer (Bolian Ambassador Vadosia)
Constance Towers (Arbazan Ambassador Taxco)
Benita Andre (Anara)

Notes
This is the first appearance of Lwaxana Troi (Deanna Troi’s mother) on Deep Space Nine.
When Odo and Lwaxana are trapped in a turbolift, she holds up her dress and allows him to revert to his liquid form when he can no longer hold his shape.
Kira switches from the two-piece uniform to the tight one-piece catsuit in this episode.

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“Dramatis Personae”

Episode Number 18
Production Number 018
Season 1
Stardate 46922.3
Original Airdate 5/29/1993

Story
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
A Klingon ship blasts through the wormhole and explodes, but not before an injured Klingon, shrouded in a strange violet light, transports to the station and dies. Soon everyone on board begins to undergo bizarre personality changes: Bashir becomes cold and calculating; O’Brien turns power-hungry and suspicious; Dax grows dreamy and distant; and Major Kira plots to overthrow Sisko. The only one who seems to be unaffected is Odo. While he searches for clues to the crew’s mysterious behavior, the senior officers begin to choose sides as the battle for control of the station rages.

Guest Cast
Tom Towles (the Klingon)
Jeff Pruitt (Ensign)
Stephen Parr (Valerian)
Randy Pflug (Guard)

Notes

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“Duet”

Episode Number 19
Production Number 019
Season 1
Stardate 46933.4
Original Airdate 6/12/1993

Story Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
A Kobheerian freighter arrives at the station carrying a Cardassian passenger suffering from a medical condition known as Kalla-Nohra. Upon seeing the visitor, Major Kira immediately arrests him, citing that the only place he could have contracted Kalla-Nohra was at Gallitepp, a Bajoran forced labor camp. Though he denies the accusation the Cardassian is held captive while Kira investigates his background. A photograph from Bajoran archives reveals that he is actually Gul Darhe’el, the “Butcher of Gallitepp.” However, all is not as it seems when information supplied by Gul Dukat reveals that the Cardassian they are holding cannot be who he claims to be.

Guest Cast
Harris Yulin (Gul Darhe’el/Aamin Marritza)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Ted Sorel (Koval)
Tony Rizzoli (Kainon)
Normal Large (Captain)
Robin Christopher (Neela)

Notes
Marritza was surgically altered to look like Gul Darhe’el, the “Butcher of Gallitep,” because he felt guilty for not being able to do anything to help the Bajorans while working as a file clerk at the Gallitep forced labor camp. He was ready to be executed as a war criminal, so that the atrocities commited by the Cardassians against the Bajorans would be publically tried. He was killed by Kainon because not because he was Darhe’el, but because “he is a Cardassian.”
Neela is O’Brien’s new Bajoran assistant.

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“In the Hands of the Prophets”

Episode Number 20
Production Number 020
Season 1
Stardate 46951.7
Original Airdate 6/19/1993

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Vedek Winn, a conservative orthodox Bajoran spiritual leader, objects to Keiko’s scientific teachings about the wormhole. When Commander Sisko tries to resolve the conflict, the Vedek claims Keiko has dishonored the Prophets with her blasphemous teachings and unless she recants there will be dire consequences. Meanwhile, Chief O’Brien discovers an important tool is missing and the ensign who took it was murdered. Hoping for a peaceful solution, Sisko seeks advice from Vedek Bareil, the leading candidate to become Bajor’s next Kai. But when a bomb blast destroys the school, tension between the Bajorans and the Federation mounts. As the two Vedeks come together to examine the wreckage, Chief O’Brien uncovers the identity of the ensign’s killer — and a shocking conspiracy to assassinate one of the Vedeks.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Vedek Winn Adami)
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil Antos)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Robin Christopher (Neela)
Michael Eugene Fairman (Vendor)

Notes
This episode introduces Vedek Winn and Vedek Bareil, who would both become recurring characters.
Vedek Winn tells Keiko the Hands of the Prophets guide ships through their Celestial Temple and that she is teaching blasphemy.
Vedek Winn uses Neela to try to assassinate Vedek Bareil. Neela also killed Ensign Aquino.
A Vedek is a Bajoran religious leader. Each region on Bajor chooses a Vedek to represent them in the Vedek Assembly, which is headed by the Kai, who is the religious and spiritual leader of Bajor. (The First Minister is the head of the Bajoran Government. Jaro Essa is the First Minister at this point.) The Vedek Assembly consists of 112 Vedeks.
The 7th Rule of Acquisition is “keep your ears open.”
When the school explodes, Keiko runs up to Miles and says “Miles!” — but for some reason the closed captioning says “Michael!” When Bareil arrives on the station, Kai Winn says “I expected you sooner, Bareil” — but the closed captioning says “I expected you sooner, O’Brien.”

Season 2

“The Homecoming”

Episode Number 21
Production Number 421
Season 2
Stardate 47101.2 (Calendar Year 2370)
Original Airdate 9/25/1993

Story Jeri Taylor and Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Quark receives a mysterious Bajoran earring which was smuggled out of a prison camp on Cardassia IV. Major Kira recognizes it as belonging to Li Nalas, a legendary Bajoran resistance fighter. Planning a rescue, she begs Commander Sisko for a Runabout. He agrees, but insists that O’Brien must accompany her. Meanwhile, graffiti bearing the insignia of The Circle, an extremist group that wants to rid Bajor of all outsiders, is found on the station. On Cardassia IV, Kira and O’Brien execute a daring rescue and return to the station with Li and the other survivors. Later, Bajoran minister Jaro arrives to welcome Li home and much to Sisko’s dismay, he announces that Li will be the new Liaison Officer to Deep Space Nine, and recalls Major Kira to Bajor.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Siddig El Fadil (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Jadzia Dax)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Richard Beymer (Li Nalas)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Frank Langella (Minister Jaro Essa)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Michael Bell (Borum)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Leslie Bevis (the Boslic Freighter Captain)
Paul Nakauchi (the Tygarian Officer)

Notes
This episode is Part 1 of 3 and is continued in “The Circle”.

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“The Circle”

Episode Number 22
Jaro and Winn
Production Number 422
Season 2
Stardate 47125.7
Original Airdate 10/2/1993

Story
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields
Director Corey Allen

Synopsis
After Major Kira is recalled to Bajor, more graffiti from the extremist group The Circle is found around the station. While Commander Sisko fights to have Kira reinstated, Vedek Bareil invites her to his monastery where she experiences a series of stange visions. Back on the station, Odo learns that the Kressari have been supplying arms to The Circle. Shapeshifting his way onto a Kressari freighter, he discovers that it is the Cardassians who are behind the arms shipments! When Kira is kidnapped and taken to the The Circle’s hideout, she finds that First Minister Jaro is their leader. Now, with Bajor set to erupt in full-scale revolution, assault vessels race toward the station. Starfleet Admiral Chekote orders the evacuation of all Starfleet personnel from Deep Space Nine, but rather than evacuate, Sisko plans to make one last stand.

Guest Cast
Richard Beymer (Li Nalas)
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil)
Louise Fletcher (Vedek Winn)
Frank Langella (Minister Jaro Essa)
Stephen Macht (General Krim)
Bruce Gray (Admiral Chekote)
Mike Genovese (Zef’No)
Eric Server (Peace Officer)
Anthony Guidera (a Cardassian)

Notes
This episode is part 2 of 3 and is continued in “The Siege”.
While staying at Vedek Bareil’s monestary, Bareil, shows Kira the 3rd Orb of the Prophets, the Orb of Prophecy and Change.
The Circle is being supplied with weapons from the Kressari, who are being supplied by the Cardassians.

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“The Siege”

Episode Number 23
Production Number 423
Season 2
Stardate 47143.9
Original Airdate 10/3/1993

Story
Teleplay Michael Piller
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
With less than five hours remaining before Bajoran assault vessels attack the station, Sisko orders an evacuation. Kira insists the only hope of stopping the Circle, an extremist group that wants to rid Bajor of all outsiders, is to get proof of the Cardassian involvement in the coup to Bajor’s Chamber of Ministers. While she and Dax embark on a desperate mission to alert the provisional government, Sisko and a team of officers remain on board and prepare to make a final stand against the Bajoran raiders.

Guest Cast
Richard Beymer (Li Nalas)
Frank Langella (Minister Jaro Essa)
Louise Fletcher (Vedek Winn)
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil)
Stephen Macht (General Krim)
Steven Weber (Colonel Day)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Katrina Carlson (Bajoran Officer)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)

Notes
This episode is part 3 of 3.
Dax’s second host, Tobin, was an expert on propulsion.
Trills are highly allergic to insect bites.
Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #31: Never make fun of a Ferengi’s mother.
Colonel Day — obviously a member of the Circle — attempts to assassinate Sisko, but Li Nalas takes the hit and dies.

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“Invasive Procedures”

Episode Number 24
Production Number 424
Season 2
Stardate 47182.1
Original Airdate 10/3/1993

Story John Whelpley
Teleplay John Whelpley & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
The crew must fight for Jadzia’s life when a desperate Trill named Verad takes the group hostage and steals the Dax symbiont with the intent of transplanting it into himself.

Guest Cast
John Glover (Verad)
Megan Gallagher (Mareel)
Tim Russ (T’Kar)
Steven Rankin (Yeto)

Notes
Verad was dropped out of the symbiont initiate program because he was found to be an unsuitable candidate for joining. He decides to take a symbiont by force and chooses Dax.
Tim Russ went on to play Lt. Cmdr. Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager.

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“Cardassians”

Episode Number 25
Production Number 425
Season 2
Stardate 47177.2
Original Airdate 10/23/1993

Story Gene Wolande & John Wright
Teleplay James Crocker
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
A young Cardassian named Rugal, orphaned in the war and raised by Bajorans, causes turmoil on the station when his people attempt to reclaim him. Bashir and Garak uncover a plot by Gul Dukat against the boy’s Cardassian father, Pa’Dar.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Vidal Peterson (Rugal)
Robert Mandan (Kotan Pa’Dar)
Terrence Evans (Proka Migdal)
Dion Anderson (Zolan)
Sharon Conley (Jomat Luson)
Karen Hensel (Deela)
Jillian Ziesmer (Asha)

Notes
“Terok Nor” was the Cardassian name for the station, before the Bajorans and Federation renamed it “Deep Space 9”. Gul Dukat was the commander of Terok Nor during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. The station processed uridium ore.
Dukat deliberately left Rugal behind in hopes of someday using this to humiliate his adversary, Pa’Dar.

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“Melora”

Episode Number 26
Production Number 426
Season 2
Stardate 47229.1
Original Airdate 10/30/1993

Story Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay Evan Carlos Somers and Steven Baum and Michael Piller & James Crocker
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
After becoming involved with Ensign Melora Pazlar, a Elaysian woman whose species is unable to walk in “normal” gravity, Bashir develops a technology that could free her of her wheelchair forever. Meanwhile, a former business partner of Quark arrives on the station and announces he’s going to kill him.

Guest Cast
Daphne Ashbrooke (Ensign Melora Pazlar)
Peter Crombie (Fallit Kot)
Don Stark (Ashrock)
Ron Taylor (the Klingon Chef)

Notes
Fallit Kot was imprisoned in a Romulan Labor camp for hijaaking a shipment of Romulan Ale. He was hijaaking the shipment for Quark, who ended up getting off.
Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #16: “A deal is a deal.”

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“Rules of Acquisition”

Episode Number 27
Production Number 427
Season 2
Stardate 47261.7
Original Airdate 11/6/1993

Story Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Grand Nagus Zek selects Quark to negotiate the Ferengi expansion into the Gamma Quadrant. During the negotiations, he comes to rely on the assistance of a young Ferengi waiter, Pel, who is hiding a surprising secret. As the negotiations grow in intensity, their relationship becomes more complex. In a shocking revelation, Pel tells Dax that he is actually a she — and that she is in love with Quark. When a jealous Rom discovers that Quark has broken one of the “Rules of Acquisition” — taking advice from a woman — he threatens to expose them both and blow the most profitable opportunity in Ferengi history.

Guest Cast
Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Hélène Udy (Pel)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)
Brian Thompson (Inglatu)
Emilia Crow (Zyree)

Notes
This is the first episode in which we hear of the Dominion, which will become a major part of Deep Space Nine’s story line.
The first time this episode was broadcast, the title of the episode was incorrectly spelled “Rules of Aquisition”!
This is the first appearance of a Ferengi female. Sort of…
This is the second appearance of Grand Nagus Zek and Maihar’du.
This is the beginning of Ferengi trade negotiations with the Gamma Quadrant. They are purchasing 10,000 vats of tulaberry wine from the Dosi.
Pel states that there are 285 Rules of Acquisition.

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“Necessary Evil”

Episode Number 28
Odo realizes that Kira did indeed kill Vatrik
Production Number 428
Season 2
Stardate 47282.5
Original Airdate 11/13/1993

Story
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
Quark is almost killed by a mysterious assassin when a beautiful Bajoran woman hires him to locate a strong box hidden on the station. While Dr. Bashir tends to the Ferengi’s wounds, Odo questions witnesses and learns of a list of Bajoran names found inside the box. In a series of powerful flashbacks, he recalls that five years earlier, when the station was under Cardassian control, he investigated a murder for which Kira was the prime suspect.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Katherine Moffat (Vatrik Pallra)
Robert MacKenzie (Trazko)

Notes
Odo first worked for Gul Dukat on Terok Nor 5 years in the murder investigation of Vatrik, a Bajoran who was a Cardassian sympathizer.
Odo realizes that Kira did indeed kill Vatrik 5 years ago.

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“Second Sight”

Episode Number 29
Production Number 429
Season 2
Stardate 47329.4
Original Airdate 11/20/1993

Story Mark Gehred-O’Connell
Teleplay Mark Gehred-O’Connell & Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
On the fourth anniversary of his wife’s death, Sisko meets an intriguing alien woman, Fenna, who captures his heart and then vanishes as quickly as she appeared. Meanwhile, Professor Seyetik, an expert in reviving dead planets, arrives on the station and much to Sisko’s dismay, introduces his wife, Nidell — who looks exactly like Fenna. Strangely, she doesn’t seem to recognize Sisko at all. After another fleeting encounter with Fenna, Sisko learns that Nidell is a Halanan, a psychoprojective telepath who is trapped in an unhappy marriage — and Fenna is a creation of her imagination.

Guest Cast
Richard Kiley (Professor Gideon Seyetik)
Salli Elise Richardson (Fenna/Nidell)

Notes

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“Sanctuary”

Episode Number 30
Production Number 430
Season 2
Stardate 47341.7
Original Airdate 11/20/1993

Story Gabe Essoe & Kelley Miles
Teleplay Frederick Rappaport
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
After barely surviving a trip through the wormhole, four humanoid aliens are beamed aboard the station. Though they are unable to communicate with the crew, Kira leads them to the infirmary where the Universal Translator begins to decipher their words. The leader, Haneek, explains that there are three million more Skrreean refugees waiting on the other side of the wormhole and they have claimed Bajor as their legendary homeland “Kentanna.”

Guest Cast
Deborah May (Haneek)
William Schallert (Varani)
Andrew Koenig (Tumak)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Michael Durrell (General Hazar)
Betty McGuire (Vayna)
Robert Curtis-Brown (Vedek Sorad)
Kitty Swink (Minister Rozahn)
Leland Orser (Gai)
Nicholas Shaffer (Cowl)

Notes
The Skrreean homeworld was conquered by the mysterious Dominion, first mentioned in the episode “Rules of Acquisition”.
The Skrreeans call the Wormhole “The Eye of the Universe.”
The Skrreeans are forced to relocate to Draylon II.
Read the closed captioning when the large group of Skrreeans arrive at DS9. It says: “This is great! This is incredible! (all talking at once) This is pretty far out. Dig this place.”
Kitty Swink is Armin Shimerman’s (Quark) wife.
Andrew Koenig is Walter Koenig’s (Chekov) son.

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“Rivals”

Episode Number 31
Production Number 431
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/1/1994

Story Jim Trombetta and Michael Piller
Teleplay Joe Menosky
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Quark feels threatened when a charming El Aurian swindler named Martus arrives on Deep Space Nine and opens a competing bar.

Guest Cast
Chris Sarandon (Martus Mazur)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Barbara Bosson (Roana)
K Callan (Alsia)
Albert Henderson (Cos)

Notes
Guinan (from The Next Generation) is also El Aurian.

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“The Alternate”

Episode Number 32
Production Number 432
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/8/1994

Story Jim Trombetta and Bill Dial
Teleplay Bill Dial
Director David Carson

Synopsis
Dr. Mora Pol, Odo’s mentor arrives on Deep Space Nine intent on resuming his search for Odo’s true origin.

Guest Cast
James Sloyan (Dr. Mora Pol)
Matt McKenzie (Dr. Weld Ram)

Notes

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“Armageddon Game”

Episode Number 33
Production Number 433
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/29/1994

Story
Teleplay Morgan Gendel
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Orbiting above T’Lani III, Bashir and O’Brien help the T’Lani and Kellerun destroy their deadly bio-weapons, unaware that their hosts intend to sacrifice them as part of the peace process. The T’Lani and Kellerun ambassadors tell Sisko that Bashir and O’Brien were accidentally killed.

Guest Cast
Darleen Carr (Ambassador E’Tyshra)
Peter White (Ambassador Sharat)
Larry Cedar (Nydrom)
Bill Mondy (Jakin)

Notes
The bio-weapons are called the Harvesters.

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“Whispers”

Episode Number 34
Production Number 434
Season 2
Stardate 47581.2
Original Airdate 2/5/1994

Story
Teleplay Paul Robert Coyle
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
O’Brien returns from a security mission in the Paradas system in the Gamma Quadrant, only to notice that the entire crew has seemingly turned against him.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Todd Waring (Ensign DeCurtis)
Susan Bay (Admiral Rollman)
Philip LeStrange (Coutu)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)

Notes

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“Paradise”

Episode Number 35
Production Number 435
Season 2
Stardate 47573.1
Original Airdate 2/12/1994

Story
Teleplay Jim Trombetta & James Crocker
Director Corey Allen

Synopsis
Sisko and O’Brien are stranded on a planet inhabited by humans who have rejected any form of technology.

Guest Cast
Gail Strickland (Alixus)
Julia Nickson (Cassandra)
Steve Vinovich (Joseph)
Michael Buchman Silver (Vinod)
Erick Weiss (Stephan)

Notes
Alixus artificially created the duonetic field, which prevents any E-M activity in technological equipment. She lied to the colonists for 10 years.
O’Brien says at home he is known as “The Black Thumb” and the only way he can get anything to grow was to marry a botanist. He said he asked Keiko to marry him after she built the arboretum on the Enterprise-D.

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“Shadowplay”

Episode Number 36
Production Number 436
Season 2
Stardate 47603.3
Original Airdate 2/19/1994

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Robert Sheerer

Synopsis
Odo and Dax try to solve the mystery of an alien planet whose inhabitants are disappearing without explanation. Meanwhile, Kira is visited by Vedek Bareil.

Guest Cast
Kenneth Mars (Constible Colyus)
Kenneth Tobey (Rurigan)
Noley Thornton (Taya)
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil)

Notes
The village and all the inhabitants are holograms created by Rurigan. He explains that when the Dominion took over Yadera Prime, he relocated to this planet and used a holo-generator to recreate the world he had lost.
Noley Thornton also played Clara Sutter in the Next Generation episode “Imaginary Friend”.
Sisko has O’Brien help Jake to learn Starfleet engineering. Jake finally tells Ben that he doesn’t want to join Starfleet.

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“Playing God”

Episode Number 37
Production Number 437
Season 2
Stardate 47678.3
Original Airdate 2/26/1994

Story
Teleplay Jim Trombetta and Michael Piller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
While hosting a Trill initiate named Arjin, Dax discovers a tiny, developing “proto-universe,” which threatens to destroy the station as it expands.

Guest Cast
Geoffrey Blake (Arjin)
Ron Taylor (Klingon Host)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
Chris Nelson Norris (the Alien Man)

Notes
O’Brien discovers that Cardassian voles — small, rodent-like creatures — have infested the station.

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“Profit and Loss”

Episode Number 38
Production Number 438
Season 2
Stardate 47701.5
Original Airdate 3/19/1994

Story
Teleplay Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus
Director Robert Wiemer

Synopsis
When Quark is reunited with the love of his life, Natima Lang — a Cardassian who is now a fugitive — he is ready to sacrifice everything to win her back. Gul Toran orders Garak to kill the fugitives.

Guest Cast
Mary Crosby (Professor Natima Lang)
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Edward Wiley (Gul Toran)
Michael Reilly Burke (Hogue)
Heidi Swedberg (Rekelen)

Notes
Quark sold food to the Bajorans during the occupation when the Cardassians wouldn’t supply them with food.
Natima is part of the Cardassian underground movement. (More information on the Cardassian dissidents in the third season episode “Second Skin”.)

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“Blood Oath”

Episode Number 39
Production Number 439
Season 2
Stardate 47789.8
Original Airdate 3/26/1994

Story
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Jadzia Dax risks her life and her future with Starfleet to fulfill a blood oath Curzon Dax made with three aged Klingons.

Guest Cast
John Colicos (Commander Kor)
Michael Ansara (Commander Kang)
William Campbell (Koloth)
Bill Bolender (The Albino)
Christopher Collins (the Assistant)

Notes
All three Klingons appeared in different original Star Trek episodes.
Commander Kang also appeared in Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country and in the Voyager episode “Flashback”.
John Colicos also played Baltar on Battlestar Galactica.
Kor is at least 100 years old; Koloth is at least 150.
Curzon Dax is the godfather of Kang’s son, who was named Dax in his honor.
Kor will return in the fourth season episode “The Sword of Kahless”.

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“The Maquis, Part I”

Episode Number 40
Production Number 440
Season 2
Stardate 47802.3
Original Airdate 4/23/1994

Story
Teleplay Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When the Cardassian vessel Bok’Nor explodes after departing Deep Space Nine, Gul Dukat comes to the station to help Commander Sisko investigate. Sisko uncovers a Federation terrorist group whose actions could start another war with the Cardassians.

Guest Cast
Bernie Casey (Cmdr. Calvin Hudson)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
Tony Plana (Amaros)
Bertila Damas (Sakonna)
Michael A. Krawic (Samuels)
Amanda Carlin (Kobb)
Michael Rose (Niles)

Notes
Cmdr. Hudson is the attaché to the Federation colonies in the Demilitarized Zone (The “DMZ”).
Gul Evek is the attaché to the Cardassian colonies in the DMZ. Gul Dukat is the Commander of the Second Order.
The Maquis are former Federation colonists whose planets now lie in the DMZ, created by the Federation-Cardassian Treaty of 2370. The DMZ is a buffer between Federation and Cardassian space. (See The Next Generation 7th season episode “Journey’s End”, which took place about a month before this episode).
The Maquis are hiding in the Badlands, an area near the Federation-Cardassian border plagued by severe plasma storms. (See also Voyager premiere “Caretaker”.)
The close captioning in this episode refers to Commander Hudson as Lieutenant Hudson.

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“The Maquis, Part II”

Episode Number 41
Production Number 441
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/30/1994

Story
Teleplay Rick Berman & Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor & James Crocker
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Sisko and Gul Dukat join forces in an effort to avert a war between the Cardassians and a group of Federation colonists led by Sisko’s old friend Calvin Hudson.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
Bernie Casey (Calvin Hudson)
Natalija Nogulich (Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev)
John Schuck (Legate Parn)

Notes
A Cardassian Legate is equivalent to the Starfleet rank of Admiral.

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“The Wire”

Episode Number 42
Production Number 442
Season 2
Stardate 47849.8
Original Airdate 5/7/1994

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
Bashir fights to save his Cardassian friend Garak, who is slowly being killed by a brain implant to which he is addicted.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain)
Jimmie F. Skaggs (Glinn Boheeka)
Ann Gillespie (Nurse Jabara)

Notes
We learn that Garak’s first name is Elim.

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“Crossover”

Episode Number 43
Production Number 443
Season 2
Stardate 47891.1
Original Airdate 5/14/1994

Story
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields and Michael Piller
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
A mishap in the wormhole sends Kira and Bashir into an alternate universe where Bajor is a tyrannical power ruled by Kira and humans are ore-mining slaves.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
John Cothran, Jr. (Telok)
Stephen Gevedon (a Klingon)
Jack R. Orend (a Human)
Dennis Madalone (the Marauder)

Notes
This episode is a “sequel” to the original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror”.
Terok Nor is the Cardassian name for Deep Space Nine.
The Terok Nor Alternate Universe story continues in the episode “Through the Looking Glass”.

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“The Collaborator”

Episode Number 44
Vedeks Bariel and Winn
Production Number 444
Season 2
Stardate 47921.5
Original Airdate 5/21/1994

Story Gary Holland
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
As the Choosing of the new Kai of Bajor approaches, Kubas Oak, Secretary of the former Cardassian Occupational Goverment arrives to meet with Vedek Winn. Kira must investigate the man she loves, Vedek Bariel, when she learns he may be the Cardassian collaborator responsible for the massacre of forty-three Bajorans at Kendra Valley.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Vedek Winn)
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil)
Bert Remsen (Kubas Oak)
Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka)
Charles Parks (Eblan)
Tom Villard (Prylar Bek)

Notes
Kai Opaka had given the location of the Bajoran rebels to save an entire village of thousands. Vedek Bareil was protecting Kai Opaka, who sacrificed her son to save the Bajoran villagers. He withdrew from the election to prevent the secret from being revealed and Winn was elected Kai.

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“Tribunal”

Episode Number 45
Production Number 445
Season 2
Stardate 47944.2
Original Airdate 6/4/1994

Story
Teleplay Bill Dial
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
Shortly after Miles and Keiko depart DS9 for vacation, O’Brien is arrested by the Cardassians and put on trial for a crime he insists he did not commit.

Guest Cast
Caroline Agerfelt (Chief Archon Makbar)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
Fritz Weaver (Conservator Kovat)
John Beck (Boone)

Notes

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“The Jem’Hadar”

Episode Number 46
Production Number 446
Season 2
Stardate 47987.5
Original Airdate 6/11/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
During a trip to the Gamma Quadrant with Jake and Nog, Sisko and Quark are imprisoned by Jem’Hadar soldiers working for a mysterious power known as The Dominion. Starfleet sends the Galaxy-class starship U.S.S. Odyssey to investigate the Jem’Hadar threat.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Molly Hagan (Eris)
Cress Williams (Talak’talan)
Alan Oppenheimer (Captain Keogh)
Michael Jace (Odyssey 1st Officer)
Sandra Grando (Odyssey 2nd Officer)

Notes
This episode introduces the Jem’Hadar and the Vorta. The Jem’Hadar are the Dominion’s genetically engineered warriors. The Vorta’s homeworld is Kurill Prime. This is the only episode where a Vorta uses psychokenisis.
The U.S.S. Odyssey NCC-71832 is the third Galaxy-class starship we’ve seen (the others are the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D and the U.S.S. Yamato NCC-71801). The Jem’Hadar destroy the Odyssey. Starfleet should have sent the Enterprise 🙂
The Bajoran outpost in the Gamma Quadrant called “New Bajor” was destroyed by the Jem’Hadar.
This episode was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects”
Rule of Acquisition #102: “Nature decays. Latinum lasts forever.”

Season 3

“The Search, Part I”

Episode Number 47
Sisko, T’Rul, Lt. Cmdr. Eddington
Production Number 447
Season 3
Stardate 48212.4 (Calendar Year 2371)
Original Airdate 9/24/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
Commander Sisko returns from Starfleet Command with a new warship prototype, the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205. Sisko brings with him Romulan Subcommander T’Rul to oversee the Romulan cloaking device and Lt. Cmdr. Eddington as Starfleet Security Chief. Hoping to avert an invasion, Sisko takes his officers into the Gamma Quadrant to find the mysterious founders of The Dominion.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Siddig El Fadil (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Jadzia Dax)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Subcommander T’Rul)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Salome Jens (Founder)
John Fleck (Ornithar)

Notes
The DS9 cast starts using the new Starfleet insignia communicators designed for Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: Voyager.
Sisko was on the design team for the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205 while stationed at Utopia Planitia. The Defiant was designed to battle the Borg. However, design flaws during the shakedown cruise caused Starfleet to abandon the project.
The Defiant is outfitted with a Romulan D’Deridex-class warbird cloaking device. The Romulan government loaned it to Starfleet for use only in the Gamma Quadrant in exchange for intelligence information on the Dominion.
Lt. Cmdr. Eddington is assigned as the station’s new Starfleet Chief of Security, much to Odo’s displeasure.
Ornithar, a Karemma official, is brought aboard the Defiant and reveals to Quark and Sisko that a race called the Vorta has ordered all communications for the Dominion directed to a relay station on Callinon VII. The Ferengi negotiated the tulaberry wine contract with the Karemma in the 2nd season episode “Rules of Acquisition”.
Martha Hackett previously played Seska on Star Trek: Voyager.
Dax has a new (bad) hairdo in this episode.

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“The Search, Part II”

Episode Number 48
Production Number 448
Season 3
Stardate 48217.7
Original Airdate 9/24/1994

Story Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Jonathan Frakes

Synopsis
While Odo struggles to learn the ways of his people, Sisko discovers that the price of peace with the Dominion may be too high.

Guest Cast
Martha Hackett (Subcommander T’Rul)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Natalija Nogulich (Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
William Frankfather (Male Shapeshifter)
Dennis Christopher (Borath)
Christopher Doyle (Jem’Hadar Officer)
Tom Morga (Jem’Hadar Soldier)
Diaunté (Jem’Hadar Guard)

Notes
The Founders’ homeworld was located in the Omarian Nebula.

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“The House of Quark”

Episode Number 49
Production Number 449
Season 3
Stardate 48224.2
Original Airdate 9/24/1994

Story Tom Benko
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
After Quark accidentally kills a drunk Klingon in a brawl in his bar, Quark claims he fought the Klingon and won. His tall tale helps rebuild the dwindling clientel at his bar, and all seems to be going well until the family of the dead Klingon arrives on the Station. Soon Quark is kidnapped, taken back to the Klingon homeworld, and forced to marry the widow of the Klingon he killed. He then finds that he is embroiled in a bitter feud between two Klingon houses. Meanwhile, when the school is closed, Keiko finds herself with nothing to do.

Guest Cast
Mary Kay Adams (Grilka)
Carlos Carrasco (D’Ghor)
Robert O’Reilly (Chancellor Gowron)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Joseph Ruskin (Tumek)
John Lendale Bennett (Kozak)

Notes
Grilka returns in the episode “Looking for par’Mach in all the Wrong Places”.

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“Equilibrium”

Episode Number 50
Production Number 450
Season 3
Stardate 48231.7
Original Airdate 10/15/1994

Story
Teleplay Christopher Teague
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
Dax starts suffering from severe hallucinations and black-outs. Concerned, Sisko and Bashir take her back to the Trill homeworld where they hope to find an answer to her plight. Jadzia’s body seems to be rejecting the symbiont. Soon it becomes apparent that the Trill Symbiosis Commission authorities are hiding something and are prepared to sacrifice Jadzia’s life to stop the truth from coming out.

Guest Cast
Lisa Banes (Dr. Renhol)
Jeff Magnus McBride (Joran Belar)
Nicholas Cascone (Timor)
Harvey Vernon (Yolad)

Notes
Dax learns that one of her symbiont’s hosts, Joran Dax, was a murderer. He killed three people. The Symbiosis Commission tried to hide the memories from Jadzia Dax.
The Trill symbionts are bred in pools located in the underground Caves of Mak’ala.

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“Second Skin”

Episode Number 51
Production Number 451
Season 3
Stardate 48244.5
Original Airdate 10/24/1994

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Kira is kidnapped by the Cardassians, who try to prove to her that she is really one of their people: Iliana Ghemor of the Obsidian Order.

Guest Cast
Lawrence Pressman (Legate Tekeny Ghemor)
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Gregory Sierra (Entek)
Tony Papenfuss (Yeln)
Cindy Katz (Yteppa)
Christopher Carroll (Gul Benil)
Freyda Thomas (Alenis Grem)
Billy Burke (Ari)

Notes
The Obsidian Order (Cardassian intelligence agency) used Kira to expose Ghemor as a dissident.
Ghemor returns in the 5th season episode “Ties of Blood and Water”.

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“The Abandoned”

Episode Number 52
Production Number 452
Season 3
Stardate 48214.5
Original Airdate 10/31/1994

Story
Teleplay D. Thomas Maio & Steve Warnek
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
A Jem’Hadar baby is found on the station and in one day grows into a genetically programmed warrior. Odo tries to convince the violent Jem’Hadar that there is more to life than fighting and killing.

Guest Cast
Bumper Robinson (Jem’Hadar teenager)
Hassan Nicholas (Jem’Hadar boy)
Jill Sayre (Marta)

Notes
Odo moves into his own quarters, instead of living in the bucket in the security office.

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“Civil Defense”

Episode Number 53
Production Number 453
Season 3
Stardate 48388.8
Original Airdate 11/5/1994

Story
Teleplay Mike Krohn
Director Reza Badiyi

Synopsis
A trapped crew fights to save the station from self-destruction when an automated Cardassian security program is accidently activated by Jake. Kira and Dax must work together with Gul Dukat to terminate the program.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Danny Goldring (Legate Kell)

Notes

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“Meridian”

Episode Number 54
Production Number 454
Season 3
Stardate 48423.2
Original Airdate 11/12/1994

Story
Teleplay Hilary Bader and Evan Carlos Somers
Director Jonathan Frakes

Synopsis
Dax falls in love with a man who will soon disappear with his planet into another dimension for sixty years.

Guest Cast
Brett Cullen (Deral)
Christine Healy (Seltin)
Jeffrey Combs (Tiron)
Mark Humphrey (the Child)

Notes

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“Defiant”

Episode Number 55
Production Number 455
Season 3
Stardate 48467.3
Original Airdate 11/19/1994

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
Will Riker’s renegade duplicate steals the Defiant and attacks Cardassian territory, forcing Sisko to assist Gul Dukat in stopping him. Tom Riker and the Maquis crew head for the Orias System, where the Obsidian Order has been building a fleet of warships, a violation of Cardassian law.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Tricia O’Neil (Korinas)
Shannon Cochran (Kalita)
Michael Canavan (Tamal)
Robert Kerbeck (Cardassian Soldier)

Notes
Thomas Riker was found in the Next Generation episode “Second Chances”.
The purpose of the Orias fleet is discovered in the DS9 episode “Improbable Cause”.
Tom Riker finally surrenders, and is sent to a Cardassian prison for life. The Maquis crew will be given a Federation trial.
This episode marks the first guest appearance of a Next Generation cast member since The Next Generation series finale.
Shannon Cochran as Kalita also appeared in the TNG episode “Preemptive Strike”. She later played General Martok’s wife Sirella in the episode “You Are Cordially Invited”.

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“Fascination”

Episode Number 56
Production Number 456
Season 3
Stardate 48441.6
Original Airdate 11/26/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & James Crocker
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
A celebration of the Bajoran Gratitude Festival on the station serves as the backdrop for an epidemic of inexplicable romantic attractions among the crew.

Guest Cast
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)

Notes
Lwaxana Troi last visited DS9 in the first season episode “The Forsaken”.
Keiko is back from her Bajoran survey project for a visit. The survey is taking longer than expected, so she is going to be spending a few more months on Bajor.
This is DS9’s third annual Gratitude Festival.
Lwaxana has Zanthi Fever, which strikes “mature” Betazoid women. It causes her to project her emotions (her attraction to Odo) onto the others. Lwaxana wanted Odo, Jake wanted Kira, Bareil wanted Dax, Dax wanted Benjamin, Quark wanted Keiko, and Kira and Bashir wanted each other.

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“Past Tense, Part I”

Episode Number 57
Production Number 457
Season 3
Stardate 48481.2
Original Airdate 12/31/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Reza Badiyi

Synopsis
A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three centuries back in time to a crucial point in Earth’s history, the Bell Riots of 2024, which led to massive social reforms.

Guest Cast
Jim Metzler (Chris Brynner)
Frank Military (B.C. [Bittle Colrich])
Dick Miller (Vin)
Al Rodrigo (Bernardo)
Tina Lifford (Lee)
Bill Smitrovitch (Michael Webb)
John Lendale Bennett (Gabriel Bell)
Eric Stuart (Stairway Guard)

Notes
The Sanctuary Districts were created to hold the homeless and jobless.
The “gimmies” are looking for jobs or homes. The “dims” are mentally ill. The “ghosts” prey on the other residents.

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“Past Tense, Part II”

Episode Number 58
Production Number 458
Season 3
Stardate 48483.2
Original Airdate 1/7/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Jonathan Frakes

Synopsis
Trapped in Earth’s past, Sisko must assume a pivotal role in history and try and restore the future.

Guest Cast
Jim Metzler (Chris Brynner)
Frank Military (B.C. [Bittle Colrich])
Dick Miller (Vin)
Deborah Van Valkenburgh (Detective Preston)
Al Rodrigo (Bernardo)
Richard Lee Jackson (Danny Webb)
Bill Smitrovitch (Michael Webb)
Tina Lifford (Lee)
Clint Howard (Grady)
Mitch David Carter (S.W.A.T. Leader)
Daniel Zacapa (Henry Garcia)

Notes

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“Life Support”

Episode Number 59
Production Number 459
Season 3
Stardate 48498.4
Original Airdate 1/28/1994

Story
Teleplay Christian Ford & Roger Soffer
Director Reza Badiyi

Synopsis
Dr. Bashir must use questionable methods in order to keep Vedek Bareil alive long enough to help bring about a Bajoran peace treaty with Cardassia.

Guest Cast
Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil)
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)
Andrew Prine (Cardassian Legate Turrel)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Lark Voorhies (Leanna)
Ann Gillespie (Nurse Jabara)
Eva Loseth (Riska)
Kevin Carr (a Bajoran)

Notes

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“Heart of Stone”

Episode Number 60
Production Number 460
Season 3
Stardate 48525.1
Original Airdate 2/4/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
A desperate situation that could cost Kira her life forces Odo to face the depth of his feelings for her. Meanwhile, Nog lobbies for admission into Starfleet Academy.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Salome Jens (the Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
Captain Sisko sponsers Nog’s academy entrance. (Since Ferenginar is not a Federation world, Nog needs a sponsor.)

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“Destiny”

Episode Number 61
Production Number 461
Season 3
Stardate 48543.2
Original Airdate 2/11/1994

Story
Teleplay David S. Cohen & Martin A. Winer
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Sisko ignores an ancient Bajoran prophecy of doom in order to undertake a joint scientific venture with the Cardassians to place a communications relay at the mouth of the wormhole in the Gamma Quadrant.

Guest Cast
Tracy Scoggins (Gilora)
Wendy Robie (Ulani)
Jessica Hendra (Dejar)
Erick Avari (Vedek Yarka)

Notes

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“Prophet Motive”

Episode Number 62
Production Number 462
Season 3
Stardate 48525.1
Original Airdate 2/18/1994

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
When Grand Nagus Zek, the Ferengi leader suddenly decides to abolish his race’s greedy ways, Quark is determined to find out the truth behind his actions.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek)
Juliana Donald (Emi)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)

Notes

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“Visionary”

Episode Number 63
Production Number 463
Season 3
Stardate 48576.7
Original Airdate 2/25/1994

Story
Teleplay Ethan H. Calk
Director Reza Badiyi

Synopsis
A accident causes O’Brien to inadvertently jump into the near future, where he witnesses his own death…and worse.

Guest Cast
Jack Shearer (Ruwon)
Annette Helde (Karina)
Ray Young (Morka)
Bob Minor (Bo’rak)
Dennis Madalone (Atul)

Notes
The Romulans are aboard the station to be debriefed on Dominion intelligence, per the agreement to use the cloaking device on the U.S.S. Defiant (see “The Search, Part I”).
The Klingons are aboard the station waiting for their ship to be overhauled.
Technobabble explanation for O’Brien’s time jumping: A quantum singularity orbiting the station is pulling at the radio-isotopes absorbed by the Chief in the accident. Mm-hmm.
The quantum singularity is actually a cloaked Romulan Warbird’s engine core (see the TNG episode “Timescape”).
The future O’Brien returns to the past when the present O’Brien dies of radiation poisoning.
Jack Shearer went on to play Admiral Hayes in both Star Trek: First Contact and the 4th season Voyager episode “Hope and Fear”.
Chief O’Brien has Quark install a dart board in his bar. (Dr. Bashir proceeds to beat O’Brien 10 games in a row.) The dart board will get a lot of use throughout the rest of the series.

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“Distant Voices”

Episode Number 64
Production Number 464
Season 3
Stardate 48592.2
Original Airdate 4/8/1995

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
Comatose and dying after an alien attack, Bashir must access different parts of his personality, which take the form of crew members, to save his life.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Victor Rivers (Altovar)
Ann Gillespie (Nurse Jabara)
Nicole Forester (the Dabo Girl)

Notes
This episode won an Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series.”
It’s Julian’s birthday. He’s turning 30 this year.

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“Through the Looking Glass”

Episode Number 65
Production Number 466
Season 3
Stardate 48620.3
Original Airdate 4/15/1995

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
In a parallel universe, Sisko must assume the role of his dead counterpart in order to save the mirror version of his late wife.

Guest Cast
Felecia M. Bell (Jennifer Sisko)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Tim Russ (Tuvok)
John Patrick Hayden (the Cardassian Overseer)
Dennis Madalone (a Marauder)

Notes
The Terok Nor alternate universe was previously seen in the episode “Crossover”.
The command access code for Terok Nor is Alpha-9-1-7-5-Blue.
Tim Russ’ character from Voyager, Tuvok, makes an appearance in the mirror universe.

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“Improbable Cause”

Episode Number 66
Production Number 465
Season 3
Stardate 48601.1
Original Airdate 4/22/1995

Story
Teleplay Robert Lederman & David R. Long
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
Garak’s shop mysteriously explodes, launching Odo on an investigation to determine who is trying to kill the Cardassian exile — and why.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain)
Carlos LaCamara (Retaya)
Joseph Ruskin (The Informant)
Julianna McCarthy (Mila)
Darwyn Carson (Romulan)

Notes
Garak admits that he was once part of the Obsidian Order. He was Tain’s protégé.
The Romulan Tal Shiar and Cardassian Obsidian Order have been building a fleet of ships in the Orias System to attack the Dominion, which is continued in the next episode “The Die is Cast”.
The Orias fleet was discovered in the episode “Defiant”.

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“The Die is Cast”

Episode Number 67
Production Number 467
Season 3
Stardate 48622.5
Original Airdate 4/29/1995

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
On the eve of a Romulan/Cardassian attack against the Dominion, Garak may have to prove his loyalty to his former mentor by eliminating Odo.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain)
Leland Orser (Colonel Lovok)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Leon Russom (Admiral Toddman)
Wendy Schenker (Romulan Pilot)

Notes
The runabout U.S.S. Mekong NCC-72617 is destroyed by the Jem’Hadar.
While under Garak’s interrogation, Odo admits that he wants to join his people.
Col. Lovok is a changeling. He invites Odo to join the link. Odo declines.
This was a trap to weaken the Cardassians and Romulans. The only threats remaining in the Alpha Quadrant are the Federation and the Klingons.

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“Explorers”

Episode Number 68
Ben and Jake succesfully sail to Cardassia
Production Number 468
Season 3
Stardate 48699.9
Original Airdate 5/6/1995

Story
Teleplay Hilary J. Bader
Director Cliff Bole

Synopsis
Sisko builds a new version of an ancient Bajoran space vessel in an effort to prove the truth behind an 800-year-old legend. According to the legend, the Bajorans used such ships, which use solar pressure for propulsion, to explore their star system, even going as far as Cardassia. After initially declining his father’s invitation, Jake reconsiders and joins his father on the adventure. But the ship malfunctions, and Jake and Sisko must regain control before the solar sails tear themselves apart and leave the pair stranded in space. Meanwhile, Dr. Bashir encounters a classmate from Starfleet Medical.

Guest Cast
Bari Hochwald (Dr. Elizabeth Lense)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)

Notes
Sisko grows his goatee in this episode.
Ben and Jake make the trip to Cardassia, proving that the “lowly” Bajorans had space flight before the “superior” Cardassians. The tachyon eddies in the Denorios Belt pushed the ship’s solar sails to warp speed, which carried the ship to the Cardassian System.
Jake wants to introduce Ben to a freighter captain. (Jake introduces him to Kasidy Yates in the next episode.)
Dr. Lense was the validictorian of Julian’s graduating class at Starfleet Medical (Class of 2369). Julian graduated second in his class because he missed one question on his final exam.
Dr. Lense is Chief Medical Officer of the U.S.S. Lexington.

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“Family Business”

Episode Number 69
Production Number 469
Season 3
Stardate 48731.2
Original Airdate 5/13/1995

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
An agent named Brunt from the Ferengi Commerce Authority serves Quark with a Writ of Accountability because Quark and Rom’s mother, Ishka, is charged with earning a profit–an illegal activity for Ferengi women. As the family’s eldest male, Quark is held responsible. On Ferenginar, Ishka confirms that she did break Ferengi law by investing a portion of her monthly stipend from Quark, but earned only three bars of latinum in the process. Then Quark discovers that Ishka has actually been conducting business transactions under dozens of aliases all over the Ferengi Alliance, making a tremendous profit. Even if Quark sells everything he owns, he will be unable to pay back what his mother has earned. Quark must decide whether to turn Ishka over to the FCA, or face total financial ruin.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Andrea Martin (Ishka)
Jeffrey Combs (Liquidator Brunt)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Mel Green (the Secretary)

Notes
Rom and Quark called their mother “Moogie” when they were children. Well, Rom still does 🙂
Ishka and Brunt return in the 5th season episode “Of Love and Profit”.
This episode introduces freighter captain Kasidy Yates, a potential love interest for Sisko.
DS9 gets a new runabout and Sisko names it the U.S.S. Rubicon NCC-72936.

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“Shakaar”

Episode Number 70
Production Number 470
Season 3
Stardate 48764.8
Original Airdate 5/20/1995

Story
Teleplay Gordon Dawson
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
When the First Minister of the Bajoran Provisional Government dies, Kai Winn is appointed to his duties and about to be formally elected. Winn asks Kira to speak with farmers from her home province who are still holding soil reclamators that Winn needs for Bajor’s recovery efforts in Rakantha Province. Their leader, Shakaar, also led Kira’s resistance cell during the Cardassian occupation. When the powerful Winn attempts to arrest Shakaar, Kira defends him, and becomes a fugitive. This time, however, the enemies are fellow Bajorans.

Guest Cast
Duncan Regehr (Shakaar Edon)
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)
Diane Salinger (Lupaza)
William Lucking (Furel)
Sherman Howard (Lieutenant Syvar)
John Doman (Colonel Lenaris Holem)
John Kenton Shull (Security Officer)
Harry Hutchinson (Trooper)

Notes
When Kalem Apren, the First Minister of the Bajoran Provisional Government dies, Kai Winn is temporarily appointed in his place. However, Shakaar enters the election and wins.
The elected position of First Minister has a six-year term.
Duncan Regehr played Beverly’s ghost lover Ronin in the Next Generation episode “Sub Rosa”.

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“Facets”

Episode Number 71
Production Number 471
Season 3
Stardate 48876.3
Original Airdate 6/10/1995

Story
Teleplay Gordon Dawson
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
Jadzia Dax must come to terms with her feelings of inferiority when she meets her past hosts in the zhian’tara, an ancient Trill rite of closure.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Alan Chandler (the Guardian)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)

Notes
During the zhian’tara, Jadzia will meet Dax’s previous hosts by transferring the memories of each into someone else’s body. Dax asks Sisko, Kira, Bashir, Odo, Quark, O’Brien, and Leeta to participate.

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“The Adversary”

Episode Number 72
Production Number 472
Season 3
Stardate 48959.1
Original Airdate 6/17/1995

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
Sisko is promoted to Captain. Ambassador Krajensky briefs the command personnel on a coup d’état within one of the Federation’s newer allies, the Tzenkethi, a former enemy. He recommends that they dispatch the Defiant as a show of Federation strength to ensure that the new government does not break the treaty. As they near Tzenkethi space, they realize that they have been tricked and that the Defiant is now under the control of a Changeling who is determined to start a war.

Guest Cast
Lawrence Pressman (Ambassador Krajensky)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Jeff Austin (Bolian)

Notes
This is the first episode to show the Defiant’s engine room.
Odo is forced to kill the changeling in this episode, and becomes the first changeling to ever harm another.

Season 4

“The Way of the Warrior”

Episode Number 73 & 74
Production Number 473 & 474
Season 4
Stardate 49011.4 (Calendar Year 2372)
Original Airdate 9/30/1995

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
The Klingons begin an invasion of Cardassia in an attempt to secure a foothold near the Wormhole and a forward base against a possible invasion by The Dominion. When the Klingons end its peace treaty with the Federation, Sisko must help Klingon Starfleet officer Worf decide where his loyalties lie.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Operations Officer Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Penny Johnson (Kassidy Yates)
Mark Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Robert O’Reilly (Chancellor Gowron)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Obi Ndefo (Drex)
Christopher Darga (Commander Kaybok)
William Dennis Hunt (Huraga)
Patricia Tallman (Weapons Officer)
Judi Durand (Station Computer Voice)

Notes
This episode was the two-hour Season 4 premiere.
The Khitomer Accords is the peace treaty signed between the Federation the Klingon Empire.
The Cardassian Central Command was overthrown and the government taken over by civilians. The new civilian government is the Deteppa Council. Gul Dukat is Chief Military Advisor. The Klingons believe that this uprising was engineered by the Dominion.
The Deep Space Nine Title Theme has been “jazzed up” a little with an underlying beat. The opening credits also were revised to show the Defiant and other ships docking at DS9, ending with the Defiant entering the wormhole.
Also during the opening credits, Siddig El Fadil has changed his stage name to Alexander Siddig, and Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf) joins the DS9 cast.
Dax has been promoted to Lt. Commander. Bashir was promoted to Lieutenant (from Lt. Junior Grade).
Worf is made Strategic Operations Officer, transferring to command division (with a uniform change from gold to red).
Captain Sisko has shaved his head and kept his goatee.
General Martok is the captain of the IKC Nagvar, the new flagship of the Klingon fleet.
General Martok had Commander Kaybok killed for failing to follow orders to search the Zoza, Kassidy Yates’ ship.
Worf’s brother Kurn has a seat on the Klingon High Council.

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“The Visitor”

Episode Number 75
Production Number 476
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/7/1995

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When a tragic accident causes Sisko to vanish before his son’s eyes, young Jake begins a life-long obsession to bring him back.

Guest Cast
Tony Todd (Adult Jake Sisko)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Rachel Robinson (Melanie)
Galyn Gorg (Korena)

Notes
Tony Todd also has a recurring role as Worf’s brother Kurn.
Rachel Robinson is Andrew (“Garak”) Robinson’s daughter.
In Jake’s future, Nog is a Starfleet Captain.

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“Hippocratic Oath”

Episode Number 76
Production Number 475
Season 4
Stardate 49066.5
Original Airdate 10/14/1995

Story
Teleplay Nick Corea and Lisa Klink
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
In the Gamma Quadrant, Bashir and O’Brien respond to what they believe is a ship in trouble on a remote planet. After crash-landing on the surface, they become prisoners of Jem’Hadar soldiers. When they learn Bashir is a doctor, the leader, Goran’Agar, explains that he has been mysteriously cured of his addiction to Ketracel-white, the substance the Founders genetically-engineered the Jem’Hadar to require for survival. Goran’Agar wants Bashir to find the cure so that his soldiers can escape the Dominion’s tyranny — a task he must complete before their drug supply runs out — only five days. Bashir must decide if he is going to help the Jem’Hadar, or allow them to die, killing himself and O’Brien in the process.

Guest Cast
Scott MacDonald (Goran’Agar)
Stephen Davies (Arak’Taral)
Jerry Roberts (Meso’Clan)
Marshall Teague (Temo’Zuma)
Roderick Garr (Rogana Tosh)

Notes
Bashir and O’Brien were conducting a bio-survey of Merrick III in the Gamma Quadrant.

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“Indiscrection”

Episode Number 77
Production Number 477
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/14/1995

Story
Teleplay Toni Marberry & Jack Trevino
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Forced to bring Dukat along on a personal mission to locate any survivors of the Ravinok, a Cardassian ship that disappeared six years ago with a group of Bajoran prisoners, Kira discovers the real reason her nemesis wants to accompany her: to find and kill his illegitimate daughter.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Penny Johnson (Kassidy Yates)
Roy Brocksmith (Razka Karn)
Cyia Batten (Tora Ziyal)

Notes
Kasidy takes a job with the Bajoran Ministry of Commerce. She gets to use her own freighter and since she’ll be stationed in the Bajoran sector, she gets her own quarters on the station.
Dukat reveals that he had a Bajoran mistress, Tora Naprem, when he was in command of Terok Nor during the Occupation. Their daughter is Tora Ziyal. Gul Dukat is unable to kill her and he takes her home to Cardassia. (More on this in the episode “Return To Grace”.)
Roy Brocksmith played the strategist Kolrami in the TNG episode “Peak Performance”.

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“Rejoined”

Episode Number 78
Production Number 478
Season 4
Stardate 49195.5
Original Airdate 10/28/1995

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore & René Echevarria
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
A group of Trill scientists, led by Dr. Lenara Kahn, comes to Deep Space Nine to use the Starship Defiant to conduct wormhole experiments. Lenara is a joined Trill who, while her symbiont was joined to a previous host body, was married to one of Dax’s former male hosts, Torias. Dax, believing that she can control any feelings she may still have for her former wife, decides to meet with Lenara. Despite the fact that the penalty for “reassociation” with lovers from past lives is exile from the Trill homeworld and the eventual death of the symbiont when the host dies, the two have dinner together. As their relationship develops, they must decide if they will destroy their future to stay together.

Guest Cast
Susanna Thompson (Dr. Lenara Kahn)
Tim Ryan (Dr. Bajel Kahn)
James Noah (Dr. Hunner Pren)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)

Notes
The Trill are trying to create an artificial wormhole. At the dinner party, Sisko wishes them luck on trying to create “the galaxy’s first artificial wormhole.” DS9 is positioned at the galaxy’s first artificial wormhole, which Sisko himself discovered!
Torias Dax was married to Milani Kahn.
This episode featured the infamous Jadzia and Lenara “lesbian” kiss.

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“Little Green Men”

Episode Number 79
Production Number 480
Season 4
Stardate 49201.3
Original Airdate 11/4/1995

Story
Teleplay Toni Marberry & Jack Treviño
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
Quark is excited to receive a shuttle his cousin Gaila owed him for ten years, and decides to use it to fly Nog to Starfleet Academy on Earth — while doing a little smuggling on the side. But, just as the shuttle enters Earth’s system, Rom is unable to take the shuttle out of warp, and realizes that the spiteful Gaila designed the ship to malfunction. Luckily, Rom figures out how to stop the ship and make an emergency landing. However, when the three travellers wake up after the crash, they find themselves in an examining room — in July 1947 at Roswell, New Mexico.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Megan Gallagher (Nurse Garland)
Charles Napier (General Denning)
Conor O’Farrell (Professor Carlson)
James G. MacDonald (Captain Wainwright)

Notes
Nog becomes the first Ferengi to enter Starfleet Academy.
Worf buys Nog’s Ferengi tooth sharpener.

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“Starship Down”

Episode Number 80
Production Number 479
Season 4
Stardate 49263.5
Original Airdate 11/11/1995

Story
Teleplay David Mack & John J. Ordover
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
A fierce battle with the Jem’Hadar leaves the Defiant trapped in a planet’s volatile atmosphere. Dax and Bashir are trapped in a turbolift with limited air, and Quark is faced with diffusing an active torpedo embedded in the starship’s hull. Meanwhile, O’Brien must discover a way to locate their attackers without sensors.

Guest Cast
James Cromwell (Hanok)
F.J. Rio (Enrique Muniz)
Jay Baker (Stevens)
Sara Mornell (Carson)

Notes
This is the 79th episode of Deep Space Nine, which is the number of original Star Trek series episodes.
Hanok is the Karemma trade representative.

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“The Sword of Kahless”

Episode Number 81
Production Number 481
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/18/1995

Story
Teleplay David Mack & John J. Ordover
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
Kor, a revered Klingon warrior, enlists the aid of Worf and Dax on a search for the legendary Sword of Kahless, with the hope it will unite the Klingon Empire. Sisko loans the trio a runabout for their journey into the Gamma Quadrant, where the sword is believed to be. During their quest, they are attacked by an old enemy of Worf’s–Toral, the son of Duras. Toral also seeks the legendary sword, and the group must determine if the sword will further divide the Klingon Empire.

Guest Cast
John Colicos (Commander Kor)
Rick Pasqualone (Toral, son of Duras)
Tom Morga (Soto, the Lethean)

Notes
Kor also appeared in the DS9 episode “Blood Oath”.
Toral was introduced in the Next Generation episode “Redemption, Part I”.

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“Our Man Bashir”

Episode Number 82
Production Number 482
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/25/1995

Story Robert Gillan
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Bashir is enjoying a holosuite program that casts him as a super suave, 20th century secret agent. Elim Garak intrudes on his fantasy, convincing the doctor to let him participate. At the same time, Sisko, Kira, Dax, Worf and O’Brien transport from a sabotaged runabout just before it explodes. The explosion of the ship interferes with Eddington’s emergency transport rescue. Eddington successfully stores the crew’s patterns with a computer override — but they become integrated into Bashir’s holosuite program. Controlled by the holosuite and unaware of their true identities, the officers’ lives are linked to those of the characters in the simulation. Now Bashir is forced to continue his role as a spy, with life and death consequences.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Marci Brickhouse (Mona Luvsitt)
Melissa Young (Caprice)

Notes
The runabout U.S.S. Orinoco NCC-72905 was sabotaged by the Cardassian separatist group “The True Way.”

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“Homefront”

Episode Number 83
Production Number 483
Season 4
Stardate 49171.5
Original Airdate 12/30/1995

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
An explosion at a Federation/Romulan diplomatic conference reveals that Changelings have infiltrated Earth. Sisko and Odo are dispatched from Deep Space Nine to Earth in hopes of preventing a Dominion takeover. While there, Sisko is placed in command of Starfleet Security on Earth. With his son Jake, Sisko takes the opportunity to visit his father, Joseph, in New Orleans. However, it’s not long before the seriousness of the Dominion threat becomes apparent. Rumors develop that certain members of Starfleet have been replaced by Changeling counterparts. When Earth appears to have become defenseless, Sisko declares a State of Emergency and prepares for war with the Dominion.

Guest Cast
Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)
Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton)
Herschel Sparber (Federation President Jaresh-Inyo)
Susan Gibney (Commander Erika Benteen)
Aron Eisenberg (Cadet Nog)
Dylan Chalfy (Head Officer)

Notes
This story is continued in the next episode, “Paradise Lost”.
The wormhole has been repeatedly opening and closing, with no ships coming through. The crew suspects a cloaked Dominion fleet.
Susan Gibney also played Dr. Leah Brahms in the Next Generation episodes “Booby Trap” and “Galaxy’s Child”.
Brock Peters, who plays Ben Sisko’s father, also played Admiral Cartwright in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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“Paradise Lost”

Episode Number 84
Production Number 484
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/6/1996

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When Dominion sabotage is blamed for a planetwide power outage, Starfleet stations security all over Earth to prepare for an invasion. Sisko, in charge of the effort, becomes suspicious after learning that certain groups of Starfleet troops have been demobilized. Tricking one of the Red Squad cadets into revealing a plot, Sisko determines that members of Starfleet Command are behind the sabotage. While Sisko sets out to prove this insubordination to the Federation President, a Changeling reveals the plans of the takeover to Sisko. Sisko sends for the Defiant while investigating the Starfleet infiltration. But another Starfleet vessel, the U.S.S. Lakota, has been given orders to intercept and destroy the Defiant.

Guest Cast
Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton)
Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)
Herschel Sparber (Federation President Jaresh-Inyo)
Susan Gibney (Capt. Erika Benteen)
Aron Eisenberg (Cadet Nog)
David Drew Gallagher (Cadet 2C Riley Shepard)
Rudolph Willrich (Starfleet Academy Commandant)
Mina Badie (Security Officer)
Bobby C. King (Security Chief)

Notes
This story is a continuation of the episode “Homefront”.
Benteen was promoted to Captain this episode, from Commander in the previous episode. Her ship is the Excelsior-class starship U.S.S. Lakota NCC-42768.
Admiral Leyton ordered Lieutenant Arriaga to make it look like a cloaked Dominion fleet was entering the Alpha Quadrant by repeatedly opening and closing the wormhole.
Cadet Riley Shepard will appear again in the sixth season episode “Valiant”.

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“Crossfire”

Episode Number 85
Production Number 485
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/27/1996

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
As First Minister Shakaar arrives at Deep Space Nine to negotiate for Bajor’s early admittance into the Federation, Odo learns that “The True Way,” a Cardassian extremist group, is planning to assassinate Shakaar. Security around the station is boosted, and Odo personally shadows Shakaar. During his duties, Odo watches a relationship develop between the First Minister and Kira. Forced to guard the life of a man he considers a rival for Kira’s affections, Odo must choose between his duty as Security Chief and his love for Kira.

Guest Cast
Duncan Regehr (First Minister Shakaar Edon)
Bruce Wright (Sarish)

Notes
This is the second appearance of Shakaar, who will become a recurring character.

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“Return to Grace”

Episode Number 86
Production Number 486
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/3/1996

Story Tom Benko
Teleplay Hans Beimler
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
Kira prepares to travel to a Cardassian outpost to share Bajoran intelligence about the Klingon Empire. She discovers that the commander of the freighter that will take her to the outpost is Gul Dukat. Dukat reveals that he has been demoted from his powerful position because he brought Tora Ziyal, his illegitimate daughter by his Bajoran mistress Tora Naprem, back to Cardassia — a move which destroyed his life and career. Upon arrival at the outpost, Kira and Dukat discover that a Klingon Bird-of-Prey has just attacked the outpost and killed all the Cardassian and Bajoran diplomats. Using the weapons from the outpost, Kira, Dukat, and Ziyal upgrade the freighter and set out to stop the Klingon ship before it can strike again.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Cyia Batten (Tora Ziyal)
Casey Biggs (Glinn Damar)
John K. Shull (Capt. K’Temang)

Notes
The Cardassian D’Tappa Council wants to begin diplomatic talks with the Klingons.
Glinn Damar will return in the episode “Apocalypse Rising” and will become a key figure in season 6 and 7.

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“Sons of Mogh”

Episode Number 87
Production Number 487
Season 4
Stardate 49556.2
Original Airdate 2/10/1996

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Cast out of Klingon society because of Worf’s dishonor, his outcast brother Kurn asks Worf for Mauk-to’Vor, a Klingon ceremony where Worf would kill his brother so that Kurn can regain his honor and enter Sto’Vo’Kor. Reluctantly agreeing, Worf fatally stabs Kurn, but Dax and Odo burst in and transport Kurn to the infirmary. When Kurn survives, Worf must struggle to find an honorable life for his brother.

Guest Cast
Tony Todd (Kurn)
Robert Doqui (Noggra)
Dell Yount (Tilikia)
Elliot Woods (Klingon Officer)

Notes
All lands, ships, and the seat on the High Council belonging to the House of Mogh have all been siezed because Worf refused to join Gowron in the invasion of Cardassia (see “The Way of the Warrior”).
Kurn is now known as “Rodek” from the House of Noggra.

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“The Bar Association”

Episode Number 88
Production Number 488
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/17/1996

Story
Teleplay Barbara J. Lee & Jennifer A. Lee
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
After suffering for weeks with an ear infection without a day off, Rom finally collapses in Quark’s bar and is taken to the Infirmary. Bashir is outraged that Quark refuses to give any of his employees sick leave and casually suggests that Rom form a union. When Rom returns to work, Quark announces that he is cutting the salaries of his employees to compensate for declining profits. Angered at this mistreatment and inspired by Bashir’s words, Rom calls a secret meeting of Quark’s waiters and dabo girls and starts a union. Quark laughs off their demands and the union strikes, pitting brother against brother in a battle for the bar.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Jeffrey Combs (Liquidator Brunt)
Jason Marsden (Grimp)
Emilio Borelli (Frool)

Notes
After the strike, Rom takes a job as a diagnostic and repair technician (junior grade, night shift) for the station.

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“Accession”

Episode Number 89
Production Number 489
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/24/1996

Story
Teleplay Jane Espenson
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
A centuries-old Bajoran vessel mysteriously exits the wormhole, and its passenger, a legendary Bajoran poet named Akorem Laan, is immediately beamed to the Infirmary. Shocked to learn more than 200 years have passed since he left Bajor, he tells Sisko and Kira that he had an accident in space and was saved by the Bajoran Prophets, which has led him to believe that they have chosen him to be the Emissary. Sisko, never comfortable with the role of Emissary, steps aside to let Akorem assume the revered position. Akorem’s first act is to return Bajor to the old ways — including strict adherence to the D’jarra, a restrictive and discriminating caste system, which throws life on the station, and Bajor’s relationship with the Federation, into turmoil.

Guest Cast
Richard Libertini (Akorem Laan)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)
Robert Symonds (Vedek Porta)
Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka)
David Carpenter (Onara)
Grace Zandarski (Latara)
Laura Jane Salvato (Gia)

Notes
Kira’s D’jarra is the artist/sculptor. First Minister Shakaar’s D’jarra is the farmer.
Keiko informs Miles she is pregnant with their baby boy. When Worf finds out, he tells Chief O’Brien that he will be away on Earth visiting his parents. Worf helped deliver Molly in the Next Generation episode “Disaster”.
Sisko experiences an “Orb Shadow” — a warning from Kai Opaka.
Vedek Porta pushes a Bajoran monk from the top level of the promenade for refusing to resign because his family’s D’jarra is “unclean.”
The worm hole aliens (“the prophets”) send Akorem back to his own time. He was not the Emissary, but he was “for the Sisko.”
Sisko finally accepts, and welcomes, his role as the Emissary of the Prophets.

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“Rules of Engagement”

Episode Number 90
Production Number 490
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/6/1996

Story
Teleplay Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Worf faces a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to the Klingon Empire for destroying a civilian ship. While under Klingon attack, Worf ordered the U.S.S. Defiant to fire on a vessel that decloaked in front of it, apparently unaware that it was a Klingon transport until too late. Ch’Pok, the Klingon Advocate, accuses Worf of negligence brought on by his inherent bloodlust. Sisko, Worf’s defense counsel, counters that this was a tragic — yet unavoidable — accident. Witnesses implicate Worf, and his life hangs in the balance.

Guest Cast
Ron Canada (Advocate Ch’Pok)
Deborah Strang (Admiral T’Lara)
Christopher Michael (the Helm Officer)

Notes

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“Hard Time”

Episode Number 91
Production Number 491
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/13/1996

Story
Teleplay Daniel Keys Moran & Lynn Barker
Director Alexander Singer

Synopsis
After an alien race, the Agrathi, implants false memories of a twenty-year prison sentence into O’Brien’s brain, he has trouble readjusting to station life.

Guest Cast
Craig Wasson (Ee’Char)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)
Margot Rose (Rinn)
F.J. Rio (Enrique Muniz)

Notes

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“Shattered Mirror”

Episode Number 92
Production Number 492
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/20/1996

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
Jake can hardly believe his eyes when his father introduces him to a woman who appears and acts exactly like his late mother, Jennifer. Sisko reveals that this is Jennifer — at least her double from a mirror universe which Sisko once visited, where she was married to his now-dead counterpart. Sisko leaves the two of them alone for awhile. When he returns, Jennifer and Jake are nowhere to be found. All that remains is a small device. Sisko uses it to transport to the mirror universe, appearing on the alternate Deep Space Nine (Terok Nor). He is then taken prisoner and told that the rebels of this universe need his help in their fight against the tyrannical Alliance forces, led by Worf.

Guest Cast
Felicia Bell (Jennifer Sisko)
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Carlos Carrasco (the Klingon Officer)
James Black (the Klingon Helmsman)
Dennis Madalone (the Terran Guard)

Notes

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“The Muse”

Episode Number 93
Production Number 493
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/27/1996

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria & Majel Barrett Roddenberry
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
Lwaxana Troi pays a visit to Odo’s office with the surprising news that she is pregnant. She is thrilled to be having a baby boy, but her Tavnian husband insists she adhere to the custom of giving him their son to raise alone until the child is sixteen. Unwilling to give away the baby, Lwaxana decides to give birth to him on Deep Space Nine. Meanwhile, a mysterious alien woman named Onaya arrives on the station, telling Jake that she can help him with his writing.

Guest Cast
Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi)
Meg Foster (Onaya)
Michael Ansara (Jeyal)
Patricia Tallman (Nurse Tagano)

Notes
Tavnian children are raised by the parent of their gender: Boys are raised by their fathers, and girls are raised by their mothers. The children are not made aware of the other gender until they are 16 years old.
Odo marries Lwaxana to prevent her from losing the baby. The marriage is later annulled.

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“For The Cause”

Episode Number 94
Production Number 494
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/4/1996

Story Mark Gehred-O’Connell
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
With the conflict between the Klingons and Cardassians taking its toll, a shipment of desperately-needed replicators destined for Cardassia is set to pass through Deep Space Nine. Odo and Lt. Commander Eddington of Starfleet Security recommend heightened measures to deter both the Klingons and the terrorist group known as the Maquis, then reveal some troubling news — they believe there is a Maquis smuggler aboard the station, and they have some evidence that the smuggler is Kasidy Yates, Sisko’s romantic interest. After hearing the basis for their suspicions, Sisko must order them to investigate the woman he cares for. Meanwhile, Garak and Ziyal get to know each other.

Guest Cast
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eddington)
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Tracy Middendorf (Tora Ziyal)
Steven Vincent Leigh (Lt. Reese)
John Prosky (Brathaw)

Notes
Lt. Cmdr. Eddington was secretly working with the Maquis. In this episode, he leaves Starfleet.

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“To The Death”

Episode Number 95
Production Number 495
Season 4
Stardate 49904.2
Original Airdate 5/11/1996

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
When a Jem’Hadar strike force attacks the station, Sisko takes the U.S.S. Defiant and pursues them into the Gamma Quadrant. The crew comes upon a disabled Jem’Hadar warship emitting a distress signal, and transports aboard the survivors. Weyoun, the Jem’Hadar’s Vorta master, reveals that they were attacked by the same Jem’Hadar who surprised Deep Space Nine. The attackers are Jem’Hadar renegades who turned against the Dominion, and may have an extremely powerful weapon in their possession. Forced into an alliance by this new threat, the Jem’Hadar and the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant must stop the rebels and destroy their weapon.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Clarence Williams III (First Omet’iklan)
Brian Thompson (Second Toman’torax)
Scott Haven (Virak’kara)

Notes
Jeffrey Combs previously played the Ferengi Liquidator Brunt.
The Jem’Hadar don’t eat, sleep, or have sex.
Jem’Hadar who reach the age of 20 are considered “honored elders.”

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“The Quickening”

Episode Number 96
Production Number 496
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/18/1996

Story
Teleplay Naren Shankar
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
Bashir tries to save a Gamma Quadrant society in the Teplan system afflicted with an incurable, terminal disease by the Jem’Hadar.

Guest Cast
Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax)
Michael Sarrazin (Trevean)
Ellen Wheeler (Ekoria)
Dylan Haggerty (Epran)
Heide Margolis (Norva )
Loren Lester (an Attendant)
Alan Echeverria (a Patient)
Lisa Moncure (Latia)

Notes
This episode’s close captioned dialog has many mistakes, either changed or deleted dialogue. It probably went through a lot of re-writes.

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“Body Parts”

Episode Number 97
Production Number 497
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 6/8/1996

Story
Teleplay Louis P. DeSantis & Robert J. Bolivar
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
Misdiagnosed with a terminal disease named Dorek Syndrome, Quark sells his body parts on the Ferengi market to pay off his debts, then finds himself unable to break the contract. Meanwhile, Keiko is injured while returning from the Gamma Quadrant and Bashir transplants the baby into Kira, who will carry the baby to term.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Jeffrey Combs (Brunt)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)

Notes
This was an interesting way to cover up Nana’s pregnancy. (The father of Nana’s baby is Alexander Siddig.)
The runabout Bashir, Kira, and Keiko used was the new U.S.S. Volga NCC-73196.

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“Broken Link”

Episode Number 98
Production Number 498
Season 4
Stardate 49962.4
Original Airdate 6/15/1996

Story George A. Brozak
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Odo is rushed to the Infirmary when he suddenly collapses. After a thorough examination, Dr. Bashir determines that Odo is losing the ability to maintain his solid form, but is unclear as to why. His condition worsening, Odo realizes that the only place he can find help is with his people — the Founders, rulers of the Dominion. Odo, forced to return to the homeworld of his people must face judgment for killing one of his own. Odo joins the Great Link and is found guilty and they punish him by turning him into a “solid.” Odo realizes that Gowron, Chancellor of the Klingon Empire, is a Changeling.

Guest Cast
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Robert O’Reilly (Gowron)
Jill Jacobson (Chalon Aroya)
Leslie Bevis (Boslic Freighter Captain)

Notes
Season 4 finale.
Salome Jens was the humanoid in the DNA message in the TNG 6th season episode “The Chase”.
Odo killed a changeling in the 3rd season finale “The Adversary”. He was the first changeling to ever harm another.
Odo becomes a changeling again in the 5th season episode “The Begotten”.

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“Apocalypse Rising”

Episode Number 99
Production Number 499
Season 4
Stardate
Original Airdate 9/28/1996

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director James L. Conway

Synopsis
After informing Starfleet of Odo’s concerns about Gowron being a changeling, Sisko, O’Brien and Odo disguise themselves as Klingons, and accompanied by Worf journey to a fortress deep in the heart of the Klingon Empire. Assisted by Gul Dukat, whose captured Bird of Prey makes a useful transport, they seek to pose as valiant warriors due to be honored by Gowron long enough to trigger an experimental device that will expose the changeling.

Guest Cast
Robert O’Reilly (Gowron)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Mark Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Casey Biggs (Glinn Damar)
Robert Budsaka (the burly Klingon)
Tony Epper (the drunken Klingon)
John L. Bennett (the towering Klingon)
Ivor Bartels (the young Klingon)
Robert Zachar (the Head Guard)

Notes
Season 5 Premiere Episode.
General Martok was the changeling. The changelings tried to trick Odo into killing Gowron to start a war between the Klingons and the Federation. Worf and Garak find the real Martok later this year in the episode “In Purgatory’s Shadow”.

Season 5

“The Ship”

Episode Number 100
Production Number 500
Season 5
Stardate 50049.3 (Calendar Year 2373)
Original Airdate 10/5/1996

Story
Teleplay Pam Wigginton & Rick Cason
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
A team from DS9 are surveying a planet in the Gamma Quadrant with a view to establishing a mining operation to extract valuable raw materials, when they witness another ship crashing nearby. Initially planning to render assistance to any survivors, they discover that the ship is a Jem’Hadar warship and the crew are all dead, apparently killed by an equipment failure some hours before. Sisko realizes the tactical advantage that could be gained and decides to get the ship back to Deep Space Nine for study. He sends for the U.S.S. Defiant to haul the vessel with its tractor beam, while O’Brien and Muniz try to get the ship’s systems on line. However, their work stops when another Jem’Hadar warship appears and destroys their orbiting Runabout, killing all of Sisko’s crewmembers still aboard.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Operations Officer Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Kaitlin Hopkins (Kilana)
F.J. Rio (Enrique Muniz)
Hilary Shepard (Hoya)

Notes
This is the 100th episode of “Deep Space Nine”.
The captured Jem’Hadar warship is featured in the 6th season premier “A Time To Stand”.
Kilana, the Vorta, doesn’t care about the ship; she wants the sick changeling hidden on board.
Muniz, one of O’Brien’s engineers since season 4, dies in this episode. O’Brien calls Muniz “Quique.”
Because of each side’s mistrust, Muniz and the changeling both died. Starfleet officers Hoya, Bertram, T’Lora, and Rooney also died.

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“Looking for par’Mach in all the Wrong Places”

Episode Number 101
Production Number 501
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/12/1996

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Andrew J. Robinson

Synopsis
Quark is surprised when his Klingon ex-wife, Grilka, returns to the station and with the assistance of Worf and Dax sets about wooing her. Worf is distinctly put out by the whole idea, and tries to approach Grilka for himself, much to Dax’s shagrin. Meantime, Miles O’Brien is becoming uncomfortable with his growing fondness for Kira Nerys, but all his plans to keep at a distance seem to be going wrong.

Guest Cast
Mary Kay Adams (Grilka)
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Joseph Ruskin (Tumek)
Phil Morris (Thopok)

Notes
par’Mach is the Klingon word for love…only more physical.
Grilka made her first appearance in “The House of Quark”.

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“…Nor the Battle to the Strong”

Episode Number 102
Production Number 502
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/19/1996

Story Brice R. Parker
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
Writing a profile on Dr. Bashir, Jake Sisko is traveling with him in a runabout when they get a distress call from a Federation colony under attack by Klingons. Jake convinces Bashir to go to the colony, despite concern over taking the eighteen-year-old Sisko to a battleground. Once they arrive, Jake is stunned by the sight of scores of wounded and dying people. Forced to lend a hand to the medical team, Jake panics when explosions rip into the ground around them, and runs away.

Guest Cast
Andrew Kavovit (Kirby)
Karen Austin (Kalandra)
Mark Holton (the Bolian)
Lisa Lord (the Nurse)
Jeb Brown (the Ensign)
Danny Goldring (Burke)

Notes
The episode title comes from Ecclesiastes 9:11: “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

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“The Assignment”

Episode Number 103
Production Number 504
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/26/1996

Story
Teleplay David R. Long & Robert Lederman
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Keiko O’Brien returns from a botanical trip to Bajor and once alone with Miles claims to be possessed by an entity who requires that O’Brien modify some of the stations systems for a secret purpose. After a couple of frightening demonstrations of the entity’s power, Miles is forced to cooperate. Soon however the modifications are noticed, and Odo and Dax start looking for a saboteur.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)

Notes
Keiko visited the Cave of the Pah-wraiths on Bajor, and one of them possessed her body. Rom tells us that according to Bajoran legend, Pah-wraiths are the enemies of the Prophets (the wormhole aliens). They make a return in season 6’s “The Reckoning”.

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“Trials and Tribble-ations”

Episode Number 104
Production Number 503
Season 5
Stardate 4523.7
Original Airdate 11/4/1996

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler, Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
Captain Sisko and the crew travel back in time to a pivotal moment in the history of the original Starship Enterprise. The U.S.S. Defiant is returning from Cardassian space with the Bajoran Orb of Time. A Klingon named Arne Darvin, surgically altered to look human, has come aboard as a passenger. He uses the Orb to send the U.S.S. Defiant more than one hundred years into the past — near the original U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 as it orbited Deep Space Station K-7. Records reveal Darvin was a spy then, and that he was caught having poisoned a shipment of grain on the station. Darvin is out to change history, possibly by killing Captain James T. Kirk, who originally exposed him as the spy.

Guest Cast
Jack Blessing (Dulmur)
James W. Jansen (Lucsly)
Charlie Brill (Arne Darvin)

Notes
This fun episode uses Forrest Gump-type techniques to seamlessly integrate the DS9 cast into the original Star Trek episode, “The Trouble With Tribbles”.
One of the Temporal Investigators states to Sisko, “Be more specific. There have been 5 starships with the name Enterprise.” The other corrects him, “Six.” (This is noteworthy because this episode happens before Star Trek First Contact, which begins on stardate 50893.5. This episode occurs sometime between stardates 50000-50200.)

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“Let He Who is Without Sin…”

Episode Number 105
Production Number 505
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/9/1996

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
Worf’s relationship with Dax hits a rough spot, and he plans to discuss his feelings during their vacation on Risa. But things go from bad to worse when they — along with Bashir, Quark, and Leeta — arrive on the beautiful, climate-controlled “pleasure planet.” Worf learns that the Temtibi Lagoon’s “social director,” Arandis, is a former lover of Curzon Dax. Then, Worf falls under the influence of the New Essentialists Movement, a group bent on “restoring the moral and cultural traditions of the Federation.” Its chairman Pascal Fullerton’s goal: shut down Risa.

Guest Cast
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Monte Markham (Pascal Fullerton)
Vanessa Williams (Arandis)
Frank Kopyc (Bolian Aide)

Notes
The title is a misquote of John 8:7: “So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
The title is also grammatically incorrect. It should read “Let him…”
Worf tells Dax that he accidentally killed a human boy during a sports game when he was a child. Since then he has restrained himself.

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“Things Past”

Episode Number 106
Production Number 506
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/16/1996

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Sisko, Odo, Dax and Garak are mysteriously placed into the roles of a group of condemned Bajorans executed seven years ago on Terok Nor by Gul Dukat during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Victor Bevine (Belar)
Kurtwood Smith (Thrax)
Louahn Lowe (Okala)
Brenan Baird (a Soldier)

Notes
Sisko is Ishan Chaye. Garak is Jillur Gueta. Odo is Timor Landi.
Odo admits that he allowed the innocent Bajorans to be executed.

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“The Ascent”

Episode Number 107
Production Number 507
Season 5
Stardate 50245.2
Original Airdate 11/23/1996

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Odo is dispatched to escort Quark to a Federation Grand Jury hearing, an eight-day journey away. Halfway to their destination, they find a bomb aboard the runabout. They contain the explosion in a transporter beam, but the runabout is severely damaged. Forced to crash-land on a frozen, desolate planet, Odo and Quark learn that they have lost their communications system, their replicator, and most of their rations in the explosion. Stranded, the longtime adversaries must rely on each other to survive. Meanwhile, roommates Jake and Nog find living together unbearable.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)

Notes
Nog returns from Starfleet Academy for field study on DS9.

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“Rapture”

Episode Number 108
Production Number 508
Season 5
Stardate 50378.9
Original Airdate 12/28/1996

Story L.J. Strom
Teleplay Hans Beimler
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
When Sisko sees a painting depicting B’Hala, Bajor’s legendary lost city, he is inspired to search for the famed site. The painting depicts part of an obelisk that, according to legend, showed the city’s location. When Sisko replicates the obelisk in a Holosuite to try to recreate its missing markings, the Holosuite system shorts out and knocks him unconscious. The experience gives Sisko the ability to see visions of the future of Bajor, but the effects may kill him.

Guest Cast
Ernest Perry, Jr. (Admiral Whatley)
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)

Notes
Bajor’s petition into the Federation is approved in this episode, but one of the Emissary’s visions convinced the Bajoran Council of Ministers to delay entrance.
DS9 Personnel begin wearing the new Starfleet uniforms shown in “Star Trek: First Contact” during this episode.
Kasidy Yates returns to the station after spending 6 months in prison for helping the Maquis (see the DS9 episode “For The Cause”).

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“The Darkness and the Light”

Episode Number 109
Production Number 509
Season 5
Stardate 50416.2
Original Airdate 1/4/1997

Story Bryan Fuller
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Michael Vejar

Synopsis
Kira is surprised when Latha Mabrin, a fellow member of her old resistance cell, is murdered during a Vedek ceremony. Her suspicions grow when she receives an untraceable message moments after learning of the murder. The message consists only of a photo of Latha and a scrambled voice saying: “That’s one.” Kira interprets this as a threat to all former members of the Shakaar Resistance Cell and attempts to contact the surviving members to warn them.

Guest Cast
Randy Oglesby (Silarin Prin)
Diane Salinger (Lupaza)
William Lucking (Furel)
Jennifer Savidge (Trentin Fala)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)

Notes

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“The Begotten”

Episode Number 110
Production Number 510
Season 5
Stardate 50430.1
Original Airdate 1/25/1997

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Jesús Treviño

Synopsis
Kira has finally gone into labor, but Odo is uninterested, dealing with his own “baby.” The former Changeling has purchased an ailing infant Changeling from Quark, and, after Bashir treats the creature, begins the task of trying to teach his “child” to shapeshift from its natural state of goo. He is clearly displeased when Dr. Mora, the Bajoran scientist who “raised” Odo, arrives on the station to help. To Odo’s horror and disgust, Mora insists on probing and measuring the creature, and the two clash over how to teach the infant.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Duncan Regehr (First Minister Shakaar Edon)
James Sloyan (Dr. Mora Pol)
Peggy Roeder (Y’Pora)

Notes
Before the baby changeling dies he “merges” into Odo, and Odo becomes a changeling again. (He became a solid in the 4th season finale “Broken Link”.)
The O’Brien’s baby is later named Kirayoshi. They were going to name him Shawn, but that means “swamp” in Bajoran.

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“For the Uniform”

Episode Number 111
Production Number 511
Season 5
Stardate 50485.2
Original Airdate 2/3/1997

Story
Teleplay Peter Allan Fields
Director Victor Lobel

Synopsis
Sisko encounters Michael Eddington, his former Starfleet Security Chief, who betrayed him and joined the Maquis. Obsessed with capturing the traitor, Sisko pursues him in the U.S.S. Defiant. When Sisko gives the order to fire, the ship experiences a massive computer failure — caused by Eddington. Returning to Deep Space Nine in the disabled Defiant, Sisko learns that the Starship U.S.S. Malinche has been assigned to apprehend Eddington. Angry and humiliated, Sisko risks everything and takes his damaged ship back into space to find his former crew member.

Guest Cast
Kenneth Marshall (Michael Eddington)
Eric Pierpoint (Captain Sanders)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)

Notes
The new “holocommunicator” debuts in this episode.
Eddington fires a Biogenic weapon on a Cardassian colony.

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“In Purgatory’s Shadow”

Episode Number 112
Production Number 512
Season 5
Stardate 50560.1
Original Airdate 2/10/1997

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
Director Gabrielle Beaumont

Synopsis
The station picks up a mysterious coded message from the Gamma Quadrant that appears to be Cardassian. Garak reveals that the message is some sort of distress call from his mentor Enabran Tain, the former head of the Obsidian Order, who was presumed to be dead. Garak convinces Sisko to allow him to travel to the Gamma Quadrant to search for Tain, and Sisko sends Worf along as a “chaperone.” When Garak and Worf are captured by the Jem’Hadar, the station learns of an impending Dominion invasion.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Melanie Smith (Tora Ziyal)
Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
James Horan (Ikat’ika)

Notes
Continued in the next episode “By Inferno’s Light”.
The movie Star Trek: First Contact occurs just before this episode.
The Bashir-changeling replaced the real Bashir at least four weeks ago.
Worf and Garak find General Martok, who was replaced last year. He is now missing an eye.
This episode shows the first on-screen appearance of a Breen.

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“By Inferno’s Light”

Episode Number 113
Production Number 513
Season 5
Stardate 50564.2
Original Airdate 2/17/1997

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
As the station prepares for a Dominion attack, the enemy fleet suddenly turns toward Cardassian space. Gul Dukat’s ship breaks formation and follows, and he reveals that he has spearheaded negotiations resulting in Cardassia joining the Dominion — with Dukat as Cardassia’s leader. While the future of the Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance, Worf, Martok, Bashir, and Garak mastermind an escape plan from the Dominion Internment Center in the Gamma Quadrant.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Melanie Smith (Tora Ziyal)
Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain)
Robert O’Reilly (Chancellor Gowron)
James Horan (Ikat’ika)
Carrie Stauber (the Romulan)
Ray Buktenica (Deyos)

Notes
Part 2 of the episode “In Purgatory’s Shadow”.
Chancellor Gowron re-signs the Khitomer Accords, reinstating the Klingon-Federation alliance.
The Klingons agree to have a military presence on DS9, commanded by General Martok.
Worf’s regains his Klingon family honor.
The Romulans also join the Federation-Klingon fleet.
When Ziyal doesn’t leave with Dukat, he abandons her, saying as far as he is concerned she is not his daughter anymore.
The Bashir-Changeling planted a trilithium bomb on the runabout USS Yukon and was going to destroy the Bajoran sun, but was destroyed by the Defiant. Dr. Soran used the same device to destroy the Armagosa and Veridian stars in Star Trek: Generations.
Melanie Smith is the 3rd actress to play Ziyal.

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“Doctor Bashir, I Presume”

Episode Number 114
Production Number 514
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/24/1997

Story Jimmy Diggs
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When Dr. Bashir is chosen as the model for Starfleet’s long-term medical holographic program, the process threatens to expose a dark secret from his past. During Dr. Zimmerman’s research, he finds Julian’s parents, who he discovers had Julian genetically enhanced at a young age because he didn’t fit their standards, which is against Federation law.

Guest Cast
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Brian George (Richard Bashir)
Fadwa El Guindi (Amsha Bashir)
J. Patrick McCormack (Admiral Bennett)

Notes
Dr. Zimmerman offers Leeta a job as cafe manager on Jupiter Station, but Rom finally tells Leeta that he loves her and she tells him that she also loves him.
Admiral Bennett agrees that if Richard Bashir goes to prison on the New Zealand penal colony for two years, that Julian can keep his commission in Starfleet.
Julian’s parents call him Jules.

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“A Simple Investigation”

Episode Number 115
Production Number 515
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/31/1997

Story
Teleplay Rene Echevarria
Director John T. Kretchmer

Synopsis
In Quark’s, Odo meets a beautiful woman named Arissa and is impressed by her powers of observation. Later, he is surprised when the same woman is arrested for trying to break into the station’s computer. Quark questions her about the man she was waiting for in Quark’s — an Idanian named Tauvid Rem. Arissa tells Odo that Tauvid has information about the daughter she gave up fifteen years before. Odo takes her to Tauvid’s quarters, where they discover he has been killed. While Odo investigates the situation, he falls in love with this mysterious woman who he discovers has been targeted for murder.

Guest Cast
Dey Young (Arissa)
John Durbin (Traidy)
Nicholas Worth (Sorm)
Randy Mulkey (Idanian #2)

Notes
Arissa is running from Draim of the Orion Syndicate.
Odo has his first sexual encounter with a humanoid.

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“Business as Usual”

Episode Number 116
Production Number 516
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/5/1997

Story
Teleplay Bradley Thompson and David Weddle
Director [Alexander] Siddig El Fadil

Synopsis
Quark’s cousin Gaila arrives at the station with a business proposition. He offers a piece of his weapon-selling business to Quark — which would pay off all of Quark’s debts within a month. But the best part is, Quark will technically not be breaking the law. Instead, he will be in charge of “hospitality,” showing customers a good time and allowing them to test harmless replicas of their offerings in his Holosuites. Once Quark agrees, Gaila introduces him to his associate, Hagath, who takes to Quark immediately, but warns the Ferengi never to cross him. Soon, the trio is in business, and Quark is making more latinum than he ever imagined.

Guest Cast
Josh Pais (Gaila)
Steven Berkoff (Hagath)
Lawrence Tierney (Regent of Palamar)
Tim Halligan (Farrakk)

Notes
Quark’s cousin Gaila (who owns the moon) was the one who gave him the sabotaged shuttlecraft in the episode “Little Green Men”.
The O’Brien’s baby boy is named Kirayoshi.
The Bajoran government instructs DS9 to leave Hagath and his associates alone because Hagath supplied the Bajorans with arms during the Cardassian occupation.

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“Ties of Blood and Water”

Episode Number 117
Production Number 517
Season 5
Stardate 50712.4
Original Airdate 4/14/1997

Story Edmund Newton & Robbin L. Slocum
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
Kira meets with Tekeny Ghemor, a known Cardassian dissident, hoping he will lead the opposition to the Cardassian/Dominion Alliance. Ghemor reveals he hasn’t long to live, but he may still be able to help Kira’s cause with a Cardassian ritual in which the dying reveal secrets to their family to use against their enemies. Since Ghemor apparently has no living relatives, he asks Kira, who the Cardassians once kidnapped and surgically altered to look like his long-lost child, to be his “daughter” one last time. When Sisko points out that this is an incredible opportunity to learn Cardassian secrets, Kira reluctantly agrees to the task, but Ghemor’s imminent death rekindles painful memories of the loss of her real father.

Guest Cast
Lawrence Pressman (Tekeny Ghemor)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Thomas Kopache (Taban)
William Lucking (Furel)

Notes
Kira was kidnapped by the Cardassians and altered to look like Ghemor’s daughter in the episode “Second Skin”.

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“Ferengi Love Songs”

Episode Number 118
Production Number 518
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/21/1997

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
Depressed over his lot in life — especially being blacklisted by the Ferengi Commerce Authority — Quark goes to his homeworld of Ferenginar for some comfort from his mother, Ishka. The free-thinking Ishka is sympathetic, but clearly uneasy over his declaration that he will be “living” with her for an unspecified period of time. Quark soon learns the reason behind her uncertainty. When he enters his old bedroom, he finds Grand Nagus Zek — the Ferengi leader — hiding in the closet! It turns out that Ishka and Zek are in love. When Quark discovers an underhanded way to get a new business license, will he sacrifice his mother’s happiness in order to regain his standing in Ferengi society?

Guest Cast
Cecily Adams (Ishka)
Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek)
Jeffrey Combs (Brunt)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)
Hamilton Camp (Leck)

Notes
a.k.a. “Of Love and Profit”
Rom and Leeta announce they’re getting married. Rom donates all of his latinum to the Bajoran War Orphans Fund.
Moogie was first seen in the 3rd season episode “Family Business” (but was played by comedian Andrea Martin, who was unavailable). Moogie will next appear in season 6’s “Profit And Lace” (played by Andrea Martin).

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“Soldiers of the Empire”

Episode Number 119
Production Number 519
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/28/1997

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
General Martok receives orders from the Klingon High Council to search for a Klingon vessel, the B’Moth, missing near the Cardassian border. The mission will be Martok’s first since he escaped from a Dominion prison. Assigned a Klingon ship, the Rotarran, to command, he gets permission to take along Worf as his First Officer, while Dax joins them as the ship’s Science Officer. They board their vessel and begin the search, only to discover that their crew is hardly the group of proud Klingon warriors they expected. Instead, it is an embittered ensemble whose morale has been destroyed by a series of punishing losses at the hands of the Jem’Hadar, and Worf realizes that his friend General Martok is no longer fit to lead.

Guest Cast
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
David Graf (Leskit)
Rick Worthy (Kornan)
Sandra Nelson (Tavana)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)

Notes
Martok invites Worf to become a member of the House of Martok. Worf removes the House of Mogh symbol from his sash and replaces it with a symbol of the House of Martok.

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“Children of Time”

Episode Number 120
Production Number 520
Season 5
Stardate 50814.2
Original Airdate 5/5/1997

Story Gary Holland and Ethan H. Calk
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Allan Kroeke

Synopsis
In the Gamma Quadrant, Dax insists on investigating a planet surrounded by an energy barrier, but the barrier cripples the U.S.S. Defiant. A colony lives on the planet, and the leader, Miranda O’Brien, reveals that in two days, when the Defiant departs, the barrier will cause the ship to crash on the planet — 200 years in the past. Stranded for life, the crew will found this colony. The planet, Gaia, is populated by their descendants! Sisko realizes that this foreknowledge will allow his crew to now avoid that crash, but by altering history, the colony will cease to exist. Sisko and his crew must choose between the lives they have always known and the lives of their own descendants.

Guest Cast
Gary Frank (Yedrin Dax)
Jennifer S. Parsons (Miranda O’Brien)
Davida Williams (Lisa)
Doren Fein (Molly)

Notes
The colony of 8000 people was founded by the Defiant’s 48 survivors. (Major Kira dies.)
The 200-year old Odo tells Kira that he is in love with her.
The crew decides to allow the Defiant to return back in time so that the colonists will not die. However, Odo (from the planet) changes the flight plan in order to save Kira.

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“Blaze of Glory”

Episode Number 121
Production Number 521
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/12/1997

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr
Director Kim Friedman

Synopsis
A secret message is intercepted by the Klingons and delivered to Sisko. The few Maquis terrorists who have not been wiped out by the Dominion have initiated a massive retaliatory strike against Cardassia, launching a series of cloaked missiles due to arrive in eleven days. Now that Cardassia is under Dominion protection, an all-out war is likely unless the undetectable missiles are stopped. Seeing no alternative, Sisko goes to Michael Eddington, the former Starfleet officer-turned-Maquis leader, now in prison. Eddington refuses to tell Sisko how to stop the missiles, so Sisko takes the handcuffed Eddington to compel him to help end this final Maquis attack that could lead to the destruction of the Federation.

Guest Cast
Kenneth Marshall (Michael Eddington)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Gretchen German (Rebecca Sullivan-Eddington)

Notes
The Klingons gave cloaks to the Maquis when the Klingons were at war with Cardassia.
Eddington reveals to Sisko that there weren’t any missiles. Rebecca sent the message to let Eddington know they escaped the Dominion and arrived at Althos IV.
Eddington is killed by the Jem’Hadar while the others escaped.

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“Empok Nor”

Episode Number 122
Production Number 522
Season 5
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/19/1997

Story Bryan Fuller
Teleplay Hans Beimler
Director Michael Vejar

Synopsis
With Deep Space Nine in disrepair, O’Brien is unable to replicate the Cardassian materials he needs to fix it. He assembles a team of engineers and leads a salvage mission to Empok Nor, an abandoned Cardassian space station, bringing along Garak to foil any security measures. They soon enter the eerie, deserted station and begin to work. Garak is disturbed to find two stasis tubes have recently been activated, each large enough to contain a Cardassian adult. Nog, sent back to the Runabout, is shocked to see the ship drift away and explode, leaving O’Brien and his team stranded on Empok Nor with the mysterious occupants of the Cardassian stasis tubes.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Tom Hodges (Pechetti)
Andy Milder (Boq’ta)
Marjean Holden (Stolzoff)
Jeffrey King (Amaeo)

Notes
Empok Nor is located in the Treva System in the Cardassian Union, about 3 light-years from Deep Space Nine (“Terok Nor”). Empok Nor was abandoned a year ago by the Cardassians.
Empok Nor rotates on its side to differentiate it from Deep Space Nine.

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“In the Cards”

Episode Number 123
Production Number 523
Season 5
Stardate 50929.4
Original Airdate 6/7/1997

Story Truly Clark and Scott Neal
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Michael Dorn

Synopsis
As the Dominion threat to the Alpha Quadrant intensifies, Jake notices Sisko growing increasingly depressed. Hearing that Quark plans to auction off a collection of antiquities that includes a vintage Willie Mays baseball card, he decides obtaining the card for his father is the perfect way to improve his mood. Jake persuades Nog to use his life savings to bid on the collection, but a man named Dr. Giger outbids them, taking the card and crushing Jake’s hopes. When Giger later offers to trade them the card for various pieces of equipment and medical supplies, Jake and Nog risk an intergalactic incident in their innocent quest to lift Sisko’s spirits.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
Brian Markinson (Dr. Giger)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)

Notes
The Dominion proposes a non-aggression treaty with Bajor. Sisko asks Kai Winn to stall them.

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“A Call to Arms”

Episode Number 124
Production Number 524
Season 5
Stardate 50975.2
Original Airdate 6/14/1997

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
As another convoy of Jem’Hadar ships emerges through the wormhole toward Cardassia, Sisko and his officers face the grim realization that the Dominion is taking over the Alpha Quadrant. When Starfleet Command notifies Sisko that he must stop further Dominion reinforcements from reaching Cardassia, he decides to mine the entrance to the wormhole — a move that may cost them Deep Space Nine and will likely lead to war.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Nog)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Melanie Smith (Ziyal)
Casey Biggs (Glinn Damar)

Notes
Season Finale. To be continued…
Rom and Leeta are married by Captain Sisko.
(Nana Visitor and Alexander Siddig got married in real life on June 22, 1997.)
Sisko convinces the Bajoran Council of Ministers to sign the non-aggression treaty with the Dominion. First Minister Shakaar orders all Bajorans on the station back to Bajor. Major Kira “formally protests” Starfleet’s “refusal” to return the station to the Bajorans.
Once the mines are set, Sisko evacuates all remaining Starfleet personnel from the station, leaving Kira, Odo, and Quark. On behalf of the Bajoran Government, Major Kira welcomes the Dominion to Bajoran Station Deep Space Nine.
The Defiant and the Rotarran (Martok’s ship) then rendezvous with a massive fleet of Starfleet and Klingon ships.
This is Robert Hewitt Wolfe’s last episode as producer and writer. He makes an appearance as an injured science officer.

Season 6

“A Time to Stand”

Episode Number 125
Starbase 375
Production Number 525
Season 6
Stardate (Calendar Year )
Original Airdate 9/29/1997

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Alan Kroeker

Synopsis
Several months into their war against the Dominion/Cardassian alliance, the Federation is fighting a losing battle. Having long ago abandoned Deep Space Nine, Sisko and his crew have been taking on the enemy from the U.S.S. Defiant. But they grow more and more demoralized as fleets of promised reinforcements are demolished. Reacting to the heavy losses, Federation Admiral Ross informs Sisko that he is no longer in command of the U.S.S. Defiant. Meanwhile, on Deep Space Nine, Major Kira and Security Chief Odo must cope with the new reality of living under enemy rule.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo)
Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Operations Officer Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Mark Alaimo (Gul Elmo Dukat)
Aron Eisenberg (Cadet 3C Nog)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Casey Biggs (Glinn Damar)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross)
Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)

Notes
Season 6 Premiere Episode.
The Defiant crew takes a captured Jem’Hadar warship (see “The Ship”) into Cardassian space to destroy a Ketracel White depot. They succeed, but their vessel’s warp drive is damaged, leaving them stranded 17 years from Federation space.
Admiral Ross, head of the Federation Task Force Tactical Operations, is stationed at Starbase 375.

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“Rocks and Shoals”

Episode Number 126
Production Number 527
Season 6
Stardate 51096.2
Original Airdate 10/6/1997

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Michael Vejar

Synopsis
Traveling in a crippled Jem’Hadar warship, Sisko and his crew enter an uncharted nebula. They crash in the ocean of a desolate planet, and Dax is seriously wounded. Bashir stabilizes Dax’s condition, after which the group takes shelter in a cave. Later, while Garak and Nog are searching for food and water, they are captured by Jem’Hadar soldiers who also crashed on the barren world.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Aron Eisenberg (Cadet 3C Nog)
Phil Morris (Third Remata’Klan)
Christopher Shea (Keevan)
Paul Eckstein (Limara’Son)
Lilyan Chauvin (Vedek Yassim)
Sarah MacDonnel (Lieutenant Neeley)
Joseph Fuqua (Ensign Gordon)

Notes
Nog makes a reference about Garak tying him up in the episode “Empok Nor”.
Vedek Yassim hangs herself on the promenade in protest of Dominion rule.
We get to see Starfleet-issued underwear in this episode 🙂
The lack of White weakened the Jem’Hadar and made them lose their shrouding abilities.
The outside scenes were shot in a rock quarry in Sun Valley, CA. The ocean was a digital special effect.
The stardate was mentioned in the closed captioning only.

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“Sons and Daughters”

Episode Number 127
Production Number 526
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/12/1997

Story
Teleplay Bradley J. Thompson & David Weddle
Director Jesús Treviño

Synopsis
While the war between the Federation and the Dominion continues, Klingon General Martok docks his ship, the Rotarran, to take on reinforcements. Worf is shocked to see that one of the new recruits is his estranged son, Alexander. Worf reveals that he sent Alexander to live with his foster parents on Earth years before, after the boy showed no interest in becoming a warrior. Martok encourages Worf to mend fences with his son, but the attempt soon deteriorates.

Guest Cast
Mark Worden (Alexander Rozhenko)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Melanie Smith (Tora Ziyal)
Casey Biggs (Glinn Damar)
Sam Zeller (Ch’Targh)
Gabrielle Union (N’Garen)

Notes
This is the first appearance of Alexander on Deep Space Nine.
Alexander must be taking some super growth hormone. He is only 8 years old! According to the producers, Klingons mature faster than humans. Alexander’s apparent human age is 13-16.
Alexander joins the House of Martok at the end of this episode.
Mark Warden is the fourth actor to play Alexander. Jon Steuer first played young Alexander in the TNG 4th season episode “Reunion”; Brian Bonsall was Alexander in the rest of his 5th-7th season TNG appearances, and James Sloyan appeared as a future adult Alexander (K’mtar) in “Firstborn”.
Ziyal returns to the station.

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“Behind The Lines”

Episode Number 128
Production Number 528
Season 6
Stardate 51145.3
Original Airdate 10/18/1997

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Admiral Ross at Starbase 375 uncovers a major reason for the Dominion’s dominance – a sensor array monitoring all activity across five sectors. Sisko soon formulates a risky plan to disable it. Back on Terok Nor – the Cardassian name for Deep Space Nine – Kira and her “resistance cell” of Jake, Rom and Odo work to foster ill will between the Cardassians and the Dominion. When Odo speaks out against her latest scheme, Kira begins to question his loyalty.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Cadet Nog)
Casey Biggs (Gul Damar)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
Salome Jens as the Female Changeling hasn’t been seen since the fourth season finale “Broken Link”.
The Female Shapeshifter “seduces” Odo. Odo betrays the “resistance” and Rom is captured.
Damar (Dukat’s 2nd in command) is promoted from Glinn to Gul.
Sisko is promoted to Adjutant for Admiral Ross (Federation Task Force Tactical Operations).

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“Favor The Bold”

Episode Number 129
Production Number 529
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/25/1997

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
The Federation continues to lose the war with the Dominion/Cardassian Alliance — and morale is sinking fast. Realizing that the Federation needs a major victory, Sisko launches a plan to retake Deep Space Nine, using a task force comprised of ships throughout Starfleet. Meanwhile, Odo continues to struggle with reconciling his thoughts for the Female Shapeshifter and remaining loyal to his friends, especially Kira. Despite his mixed feelings, he cannot resist linking — joining physically — with the fellow Changeling.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Melanie Smith (Tora Ziyal)
Casey Biggs (Gul Damar)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn)

Notes
This episode is continued in the next episode.
Odo links with the Female Shapeshifter for 3 days straight.
Rom is to be executed.
Nog is promoted to Ensign (from Cadet 3rd Class) before graduation.
Kira kicks Damar’s ass when he tries to force Ziyal into visiting Dukat.
Odo tells Kira he’s sorry; she tells him that they’re “way beyond sorry.”
Sisko tells Admiral Ross that Bajor is his home and he plans on building a house there.
Kira and Quark use Morn to send a message to Sisko about the minefield.

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“The Sacrifice of Angels”

Episode Number 130
The Federation Fleet
Production Number 530
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/1/1997

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
With Sisko in command of the Defiant, the Federation fleet reaches the Dominion line of ships standing between it and Deep Space Nine. Sisko orders his troops to target only the Cardassian vessels, hoping to provoke them into breaking formation. On the space station, Damar – Gul Dukat’s aide – is concerned that Kira, Jake, and Leeta might try to sabotage their plans again, so Dukat orders them held for questioning. The minefield that barricades the wormhole will be destroyed in hours, allowing thousands of waiting Dominion ships to invade the Alpha Quadrant and defeat the Federation.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Melanie Smith (Tora Ziyal)
Casey Biggs (Gul Damar)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
The sixth and final episode in the “War Against the Dominion” arc.
The wormhole aliens stop the Dominion reinforcements from going through the wormhole, but at a penalty to the Sisko.
The Female Shapeshifter orders a retreat back into Cardassian space.
Damar kills Ziyal for helping Kira, Rom, and Leeta escape. Dukat is devastated and has a nervous breakdown.

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“You Are Cordially Invited…”

Episode Number 131
Production Number 531
Season 6
Stardate 51247.5
Original Airdate 11/8/1997

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
With war still raging throughout the galaxy, and life returning to normal on Deep Space Nine, Worf and Dax resume planning their long-awaited wedding. Since Dax will be joining Worf’s surrogate family, the House of Martok, she agrees to endure the traditional evaluation by the mistress of the house, Martok’s wife, Sirella. Confident that she will be liked and accepted, Dax is surprised when she learns that as a non-Klingon she will almost certainly fail to gain Sirella’s favor.

Guest Cast
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Mark Worden (Alexander Rozhenko)
Shannon Cochran (Sirella)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)

Notes
They promised to get married “after this was all over” in “Call to Arms”.
Martok becomes Supreme Commander of the 9th Fleet, which is headquartered at DS9.
Sirella objects to Dax becoming a member of the House of Martok. Worf became a member of the House of Martok in the 5th season episode “Soldiers of the Empire”.
Dax, who’s symbiont is 356 years old, has been through 5 Trill weddings (3 as a bride, 2 as a groom), so she lets Worf plan their traditional Klingon wedding.
This is the first time two major characters have been married in any Star Trek series. (Chief O’Brien married Keiko when he was a minor recurring character on The Next Generation, in the episode “Data’s Day”. Tom Paris and B’Elanna Torres later marry in the Voyager episode “Drive”.)
Worf chooses Alexander as his Tawi’Yan — “sword bearer,” which is sort of like a best man.
Martok, Sisko, O’Brien, Bashir, and Alexander agree to participate in Kal’Hyah, the traditional Klingon “bachelor party” — four days consisting of six trials: Deprivation, Blood, Pain, Sacrifice, Anguish, and Death. After the ceremony they get to hit the bride and groom with Ma’Stakas — which look like big Q-Tips.

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“Resurrection”

Episode Number 132
Production Number 532
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/15/1997

Story
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
When a stranger beams aboard the station and takes Kira hostage, she is shocked to see that he looks exactly like her dead love, Vedek Bareil. He reveals that he is Bareil — the alternate universe version — and is running from the evil Alliance of his universe. Even though he attacks her, Kira refuses to press charges after he is captured. Sisko is concerned that she is letting his resemblance to her late lover influence her actions, but agrees to allow Bareil to remain on the station.

Guest Cast
Philip Anglim (Bareil Antos)
John Towey (Vedek Ossan)

Notes
The alternate universe Kira (the Intendant) sends Bareil to steal the Bajoran Orb of Prophecy and Change.
Bareil returns to the alternate universe with the Intendant/Kira.

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“Statistical Probabilities”

Episode Number 133
Production Number 533
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/22/1997

Story Pam Pietroforte (story)
Teleplay René Echevarrie (teleplay)
Director Anson Williams

Synopsis
With the secret of his genetically-engineered past out in the open, Dr. Bashir is asked to work with a group of others like him. Aggressive Jack, sensual Lauren, giddy Patrick, and shy Sarina are highly intelligent–but equally dysfunctional–and have spent their lives in an institution. It is hoped that Bashir can help them assimilate into “normal” society, and while he is initially put off by their antisocial behavior, Bashir is excited by the prospect of helping them succeed. Soon, these “mutants” take interest in the Dominion conflict and make some very interesting predictions for things to come.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Tim Ransom (Jack)
Hilary Shepard-Turner (Lauren)
Michael Keenan (Patrick)
Casey Biggs (Gul Damar)
Jeannetta Arnette (Dr. Loews)
Faith C. Salie (Sarina)

Notes
Gul Damar takes Gul Dukat’s place as the head of the Cardassian government.
Bashir was exposed as genetically-enhanced in the episode “Doctor Bashir, I Presume”.
Hillary Shepard also played Hoya in the 5th season episode “The Ship”.
Michael Keenan also played Governor Maturin in the TNG episode “Sub Rosa”.

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“The Magnificent Ferengi”

Episode Number 134
Production Number 534
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 12/29/1997

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Chip Chalmers

Synopsis
The Grand Nagus calls with news that Quark’s mother, Ishka, has been captured by the Dominion. He enlists Quark to rescue her, offering a substantial reward if he succeeds. Quark persuades Rom to join the mission to save their mother, telling him that they will lie about the reward in order to keep most for themselves. The two then recruit Nog for his Starfleet expertise, while fellow Ferengi Leck, Gaila, and Brunt form the rest of the team.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Jeffrey Combs (Brunt)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Cecily Adams (Ishka)
Josh Pais (Gaila)
Christopher Shea (Keevan)
Hamilton Camp (Leck)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Iggy Pop (Yelgrun)

Notes
Jeffrey Combs plays both the Vorta Weyoun and the Ferengi Brunt, but not at the same time 🙂
Keevan was captured (actually surrendered) in the episode “Rocks and Shoals”.
We last saw Cousin Gaila in the episode “Business as Usual”.
We last saw Leck in the episode “Ferengi Love Songs”. Moogie’s last appearance was also in “Ferengi Love Songs”.
Keevan says that captured Vorta are supposed to commit suicide. (He didn’t obviously.)
When their commando training doesn’t go as well as planned, the Ferengi set up a trade: Keevan for Moogie.
During an argument with Quark, Gaila accidentally shoots Keevan. The Ferengi end up saving Moogie and capturing Yelgrun for Starfleet.
Iggy Pop made a horrible Vorta.

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“Waltz”

Episode Number 135
Production Number 535
Season 6
Stardate 51408.6
Original Airdate 1/5/1998

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
En route to Gul Dukat’s war crimes investigation at Starbase 621, Sisko meets with the former Cardassian leader, now a prisoner. Dukat, who suffered a nervous breakdown over the death of his daughter, assures Sisko that he has recovered. Suddenly, the starship transporting them is destroyed by Cardassian troops. Sisko is seriously injured, but Dukat escapes with him to a nearby planet and tends to his wounds. When Sisko regains consciousness, Dukat informs him that they are stranded and he is sending out a distress signal.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Casey Biggs (Gul Damar)

Notes
The starship transporting Dukat and Sisko is the Nebula-class U.S.S. Honshu NCC-60260.
Dukat was responsible for the death of over 5 million Bajorans during the Occupation.
Weyoun, Damar, and Kira appear to Dukat as the “voices” in his head.

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“Who Mourns for Morn?”

Episode Number 136
Production Number 536
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/4/1998

Story
Teleplay Mark Gehred-O’Connell
Director Victor Lobl

Synopsis
The crew is shocked to learn that Morn has been killed in an ion storm. True to form, Quark sees an opportunity for profit and throws a memorial party at his bar. Sisko interrupts with surprising news — Morn has left Quark his entire estate. Although Morn’s financial records indicate that he was broke, Quark searches Morn’s quarters for hidden assets. Instead, he finds Morn’s ex-wife, Larell, who tells Quark about Morn’s hidden retirement fund of a thousand bars of latinum.

Guest Cast
Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn)
Gregory Itzin (Hain)
Brad Greenquist (Krit)
Bridget Ann White (Larell)
Cyril O’Reilly (Nahsk)

Notes
We find out from Quark that gold-pressed latinum is liquid latinum suspended inside “worthless bits gold.” Dax says the inventor was probably “someone who got tired of making change with an eyedropper.”

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“Far Beyond the Stars”

Episode Number 137
Production Number 538
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/11/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
After a friend’s ship is destroyed and Sisko considers leaving Starfleet, he begins having visions of his crew as 1950’s Americans. Bashir’s examination reveals unusual synaptic patterns, but before Sisko can discuss treatment, he finds himself in 1953 New York City as Benny Russell, a writer for a science-fiction magazine. Fellow staffers resemble O’Brien, Kira, Bashir, Dax, and Quark in human form, and their editor, Pabst, looks like a human Odo. Writing assignments are given as illustrations, and each writer creates a story to fit their drawing. Benny’s illustration is a crude version of Deep Space Nine.

Guest Cast
Avery Brooks (Capt. Benjamin Sisko/Benny Russell)
Rene Auberjonois (Odo/Douglas Pabst)
Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf/Willie)
Terry Farrell (Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax/Darlene)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko/Jimmy)
Colm Meaney (Chief Miles O’Brien/Albert)
Armin Shimerman (Quark/Herb)
Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir/Jules)
Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys/K.C. Hunter)
Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko/Preacher)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun/Mulkahey)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat/Ryan)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok/Roy)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog/Vendor)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates/Cassie)

Notes
Sisko had the first vision from the Prophets in season 5’s “Rapture”.
This is also the first appearance of Kasidy Yates on the station since “Rapture”.
The Benny Russell vision continues in the episode “Shadows And Symbols”.

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“One Little Ship”

Episode Number 138
Production Number 537
Season 6
Stardate 51474.2
Original Airdate 2/18/1998

Story
Teleplay David Weddle, Bradley Thompson
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
In order to investigate a rare subspace phenomenon, Dax, O’Brien, and Bashir board the Runabout Rubicon and are shrunken to four inches long. They are assured this effect will be reversed once they leave the anomaly. Suddenly, the Defiant, tethered to the tiny Runabout, is attacked and Sisko and the others are overtaken by the Jem’Hadar. The miniature Runabout and its crew survives, but they exit the anomaly through a different route — without returning to normal size.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Scott Thompson Baker (First Kudak’Etan)
Fritz Sperberg (Second Ixtan’Arax)
Christian Zimmerman (Third Lamat’Ukan)
Kevin Quigley (Gelnon)

Notes
All of the Jem’Hadar on this ship (with the exception of Second) were newly bred in the Alpha Quadrant.
The U.S.S. Rubicon NCC-72936 Danube-class runabout was assigned to DS9 in 2371.

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“Honor Among Thieves”

Episode Number 139
Production Number 539
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/21/1998

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Allan Eastman

Synopsis
Starfleet Intelligence recruits Chief O’Brien to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate, the Alpha Quadrant’s leading organized crime ring, to find a Starfleet informant. Posing as a handyman, he makes contact with a trio from the Syndicate by repairing a piece of their equipment. After researching O’Brien’s fake background, Bilby, the leader of the trio, decides to bring him into his circle of associates.

Guest Cast
Nick Tate (Liam Bilby)
Michael Harney (Chadwick)
Carlos Carrasco (Krole)
John Chandler (Flith)
Joseph Culp (Raimus)
Leland Crooke (Vorta)

Notes
Chadwick is with Starfleet Intelligence.
The Orion Syndicate is working with the Dominion to assassinate the Klingon Ambassador to Farius.

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“Change of Heart”

Episode Number 140
Production Number 540
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/28/1998

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
When Dax and Worf are sent to the Badlands to meet with a Cardassian double-agent, they receive an encrypted subspace transmission from Lasaran, the operative. He has information about where the Founders are located in the Alpha Quadrant, but before he will reveal anything, he wants Dax and Worf to help him defect. In three days, he plans to walk into the jungle on the planet Soukara. Since Dax and Worf will be unable to beam him off the planet, they are to rendezvous with him in the jungle. Seeing no alternative, they agree to the plan.

Guest Cast
Todd Waring (Lasaran)

Notes
Julian plays Quark in a Tongo tournament.
When Dax becomes injured, Worf must leave her behind. Remembering the story of Kahless and his wife whose hearts beat as one, he turns around to save Jadzia, and Lasaran is killed.
Worf won’t get a formal reprimand on his record, but Sisko tells him that he probably will never get his own command, but that he would have done the same for his wife. Sisko also forbids the two of them from going on any missions alone together.

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“Wrongs Darker than Death or Night”

Episode Number 141
Production Number 541
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/1/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
On her late mother Meru’s birthday, Kira receives a transmission from Gul Dukat in which he tells her that Meru, who supposedly died when Kira was three, was actually his lover for many years and left her family to be with him. When Kira’s investigation fails to prove Dukat false, she asks Sisko, as the Emissary, to permit her to consult the Bajoran Orb of Time. He agrees, and Kira finds herself in the past, at a refugee center where she comes face to face with her long-lost family, who does not realize her true identity.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Leslie Hope (Kira Meru)
David Bowe (Basso)
Wayne Grace (Legate)
Tim deZarn (Halb)
Thomas Kopache (Kira Taban)

Notes
Kira goes back in time about 30 years and finds that her mother became Dukat’s lover to save her family’s life.

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“Inquisition”

Episode Number 142
Production Number 542
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/4/1998

Story
Teleplay Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Director Michael Dorn

Synopsis
Internal Affairs Officer Sloan arrives on the station, announcing that there has been a possible security breach. He believes an officer may be passing information to the Dominion and promptly confines the senior staff to quarters. Later, Sloan summons Bashir for a brief interview, which appears to go well. Back in his room, however, the Doctor learns that O’Brien was interrogated for two hours — about him. Just then, Bashir is taken to a second meeting with Sloan….

Guest Cast
William Saddler (Deputy Director Sloan)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Samantha Mudd (Lieutenant Chandler)
Benjamin Brown (Ensign Kagan)

Notes
This is Michael Dorn’s directorial debut.
Sloan is a Deputy Director with the Starfleet Intelligence’s Section 31, not Starfleet Intelligence Internal Affairs. Section 31 is the Federation’s covert operations, similar to the Cardassian Obsidian Order and the Romulan Tal’Shiar. Section 31 was formed with the original Federation Charter over 200 years ago. The Federation neither confirms nor denies the existance of Section 31.
Section 31 was attempting to recruit Bashir.
Sloan will return in the 7th season episode “Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges”.
O’Brien has a habit of dislocating his shoulder while kayaking on the holodeck, the earliest being in TNG Season 3’s “Transfigurations”.

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“In The Pale Moonlight”

Episode Number 143
Production Number 543
Season 6
Stardate 51721.3
Original Airdate 4/11/1998

Story Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay Michael Taylor
Director Victor Lobl

Synopsis
Going over casualty lists, Sisko realizes there is only one hope of winning the war — the Romulans, who signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion, must be convinced to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. Sure that the Dominion will eventually invade Romulus anyway, Sisko recruits Garak to discreetly obtain evidence from Cardassia that will bring the Romulans into the war.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinson (Garak)
Casey Biggs (Gul Damar)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Howard Shangraw (Tolar)
Stephen McHattie (Vreenak)

Notes
The Romulans make a return.
The Dominion captures the Federation planet Betazed. DS9 Writer Ronald D. Moore says, “I wanted the Dominion to take a world that actually mattered to the audience, one of the members of the Federation that we have a connection to through one of our characters, and Betazed fit the bill.” (Betazed is the home planet of TNG’s Deanna Troi.)

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“His Way”

Episode Number 144
Production Number 544
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/18/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Bashir shows off his new Holosuite program, a 1960s Vegas singer named Vic Fontaine who performs in a lounge full of martini-swilling customers. While Vic is only a hologram, he is extremely perceptive and immediately senses Odo’s unrequited love for Kira. Soon afterward, Kira leave for Bajor to visit her ex-lover Shakaar — a move which clearly upsets Odo. He “borrows” Bashir’s program and asks Vic for a little romantic advice.

Guest Cast
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)
Debi A. Monahan (Melissa)
Cyndi Pass (Ginger)

Notes
Vic is a very sophisticated hologram, much like the EMH Doctor on Voyager. The character was popular enough that he will appear in the season finale and also next season.
With a little help from Vic, Odo and Kira have their first date, on the Holosuite, and become a couple….
Jimmy Darren actually sings all of Vic Fontaine’s vocals (they are pre-recorded and he lip-synchs to them on the set).
Vic’s holoprogram’s filename is “Bashir 62.”

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“The Reckoning”

Episode Number 145
Production Number 545
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/25/1998

Story
Teleplay David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Director Jesús Salvador Treviño

Synopsis
Sisko is called to Bajor when an ancient tablet addressing the Emissary is discovered in the B’Hala archeological site. Seeing it launches Sisko into a vision, during which the Prophets tell him “the Reckoning” must begin. Since no one knows exactly what this means, Sisko takes the tablet back to Deep Space Nine for Dax to translate. Kai Winn arrives on the station and pushes Sisko to return it, but he refuses, convinced he is doing the will of the Prophets.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)
James Greene (Koral)

Notes
This is the first time the Kai has appeared this season.
Dax translates the tablet into modern Bajoran.
The ancient Bajoran city of B’Hala was found in season 5’s “Rapture” Jake is possessed by the pah-wraith Kosst Amojen–“The Evil One.” A Prophet takes Kira’s body. According to Bajoran legend, if the Prophets defeat The Evil One, then the Golden Age of Bajor will begin. Kai Winn activated the chroniton beam, which ended the Reckoning.
Keiko O’Brien was possesed by a pah-wraith in season 5’s “The Assignment”.
On the warfront, the Romulans took the Federation planet Benzar back from the Dominion and are now occupying it. The Dominion is looking to expand from Betazed to Vulcan.

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“Valiant”

Episode Number 146
Production Number 546
Season 6
Stardate 51825.4
Original Airdate 5/6/1998

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
En route to Ferenginar to deliver a message from Starfleet to the Grand Nagus, Jake and Nog are attacked by a Jem’Hadar vessel. When they are suddenly beamed aboard the U.S.S. Valiant, a Defiant-class warship, Nog recognizes the crew of young adults as Red Squad, an elite corps of Starfleet cadets. The 22-year-old captain, Tim Watters, explains that his crew, originally on a training mission, became trapped in Dominion space when the war broke out. All of the regular officers were killed, but before he died, the captain ordered Watters to assume command. With Starfleet unaware of the situation, Watters is trying to complete the Valiant’s mission to gather data on a new Dominion battleship. Caught up in Watters’s fervor, Nog agrees to join the crew as Chief Engineer.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Paul Popowitch (Captain Tim Watters)
Courtney Peldon (Commander Karen Farris)
David Drew Gallagher (Lt. Riley Shepard)
Ashley Brianne McDonogh (Chief Dorian Collins)

Notes
The U.S.S. Valiant NCC-74210 is a Defiant-class starship. Captain Ramirez was the captain of the Valiant. (Valiant was the working name for the starship until Defiant was decided on.)
Acting Captain Watters made Nog Chief Engineer, and gave him a field promotion to Lt. Commander.
When the Valiant collects data on the Dominion battleship, Watters decides that they should destroy it. When Jake tries to give Nog a ticket to the Reality Bus, Watters confines him to the brig.
Watters decides to attempt to destroy the Dominion battleship. They fail and the Valiant is destroyed. Nog orders the crew to abandon ship, but only Jake, Nog, and Dorian make it.
Starfleet Academy’s Red Squad was first mentioned in season 4’s “Paradise Lost”. Cadet Riley Shepard also appeared in that episode.
Even though there are now more Defiant-class starships, the U.S.S. Defiant will still keep the registry NX-74205, instead of being recommissioned as NCC-74205. The producers have stated it would be too expensive to reshoot all their stock footage just to change the registry number.

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“Profit and Lace”

Episode Number 147
Production Number 547
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/9/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Alexander Siddig

Synopsis
Grand Nagus Zek and Ishka, Quark and Rom’s mother, arrive on the station to announce that, thanks to his relationship with the proudly feminist Ishka, Zek has added a new amendment to the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities giving females equal rights. Unfortunately, this has plunged the entire Ferengi society into chaos, Zek has been deposed as Grand Nagus, and Liquidator Brunt is now Grand Nagus — Acting Grand Nagus — a position that will become permanent in three days. Sure that Ishka’s amazing business sense will win them over, Zek invites the commissioners of the Ferengi Commerce Authority to the station, but cola magnate Nilva is the only one who agrees to a meeting.

Guest Cast
Henry Gibson (Chairman Nilva)
Jeffrey Combs (Acting Grand Nagus Brunt)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Andrea Martin (Ishka)
Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)
Sylvain Cecile (Uri’Lash)

Notes
Of all of the dreaded Ferengi episodes, this is the all-time worst.
Thanks to Quark’s drag performance, Ferengi women are now allowed to wear clothes and earn profit.
The running “gag” in this episode is that Brunt is the Acting Grand Nagus.
“Moogie” is played by Andrea Martin, who first appeared in the role in the 3rd season episode “Family Business”. Moogie’s second appearance was in the 5th season’s “Ferengi Love Songs” and the third was this year’s “The Magnificent Ferengi”.
Nilva is chairman of Sluggo Cola, “The Slimiest Cola in the Galaxy™”.

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“Time’s Orphan”

Episode Number 148
Production Number 548
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/16/1998

Story Joe Menosky
Teleplay Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
O’Brien is reunited with his wife, Keiko, and their two children. But during a celebratory picnic on a nearby planet, eight-year-old Molly falls into a vortex of swirling energy. When the rest of the crew arrives to help, they determine Molly slipped through a time portal that sent her back 300 years, to a time when the planet was uninhabited. They reactivate the portal and transport herout, but their calculations are off by a decade. When Molly materializes on the transporter pad, she is an eighteen-year-old woman.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Hana Hatae (Young Molly O’Brien)
Michelle Krusiec (Teenage Molly O’Brien)

Notes
The O’Briens picnic on Golana, a planet colonized by Bajor.
Keiko, Molly, and Kirayoshi return. They haven’t been seen since last year’s “The Begotten”.
According to Ronald Moore’s AOL posting, Joe Menosky originally pitched this story for the The Next Generation, but it was Alexander who fell through the time portal and was whisked off to a harsh and brutal planet for 10 years. He eventually finds his way back to the portal and returns to the present. From Worf’s point of view, his son has been gone for only the blink of an eye, but his little boy is now a scared and troubled teenager. Alexander would’ve stayed a teenager for the rest of the series. The entire writing staff absolutely loved the story, but Michael Piller absolutely hated it and refused to put it into development.
The writers and producers debated over leaving Molly 18, but decided to return her to her proper age.
Molly wants to be an “exo-bologist” when she grows up.
Odo is clearly uncomfortable when Kira talks of having a baby someday.
Worf gets to baby-sit Yoshi….

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“The Sound of Her Voice”

Episode Number 149
Production Number 549
Season 6
Stardate 51948.3
Original Airdate 6/6/1998

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Onboard the Defiant, Sisko and the crew pick up a distress signal and the voice of Captain Lisa Cusak, whose escape pod has crashed on a remote planet following the destruction of her ship. Although two-way communication has not been established, Lisa transmits her voice constantly as the crew begins the six-day trip to rescue her. O’Brien listens to the sometimes-amusing monologue and is surprised when she — having overheard a conversation between him and Kasidy Yates — suddenly speaks to him. Both realize contact has been established, and Lisa finally knows she will be rescued.

Guest Cast
Debra Wilson (Captain Lisa Cusak)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)

Notes
Captain Cusak was the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Olympia, which was on a survey mission of the Beta Quadrant.
When the Defiant finally reaches Lisa, they find that she has been dead for 3 years, but the metrion particles in the atmosphere somehow manipulated the communications through time (huh?).
The planet is an L-Class planet, which has high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

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“Tears of The Prophets”

Episode Number 150
Production Number 550
Season 6
Stardate
Original Airdate 6/13/1998

Story
Teleplay Hans Beimler & Ira Steven Behr
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Starfleet Command decides to take the offensive in the war against the Dominion, and Sisko is chosen to lead the invasion of Cardassia. The first target is the Chin’toka System, picked for its diminished defenses. Unfortunately, the crew is unaware that the Cardassian/Dominion Alliance has secretly deployed hundreds of orbital weapon platforms to protect system, and that Gul Dukat has returned claiming he has the key to destroying Sisko and the Federation.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
David Birney (Letant)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Barry Jenner (Admiral William Ross)
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)

Notes
Season Finale.
Admiral Ross presents Sisko with the Christopher Pike Medal of Honor.
When Worf and Dax decide to have a baby, Bashir gives Dax an ovarian treatment to make them genetically compatible.
Damar has been promoted to Legate (Cardassian equivalent of Admiral).
The Federation and Klingons unite with the Romulans to invade Cardassia. The Prophets warn The Sisko that he is of Bajor, and he must not leave. He ignores them.
Dukat becomes possesed by a pah-wraith. (Pah-wraiths were also featured in “The Reckoning” and “The Assignment”.)
Dukat beams into the Bajoran temple, fatally injures Dax, and then the pah-wraith exits him and destroys a Bajoran orb (they all turn dark). The Wormhole opens and closes, and when it disappears, Sisko feels a disturbance in the Force.
Jadzia dies, but Bashir saves the Dax Symbiont and sends it back to Trill.
Sisko takes a leave of absence, and him and Jake return to Earth. He takes his baseball with him….
With this episode Terry Farrell officially leaves the cast.

Season 7

“Image In The Sand”

Episode Number 151

Production Number 551
Season 7
Stardate 52152.6 (Calendar Year 2375)
Original Airdate 9/26/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
Three months after a possessed Gul Dukat killed Jadzia Dax and sealed the wormhole, life on Deep Space Nine has changed. Kira, the acting commander, is upset when Admiral Ross informs her that the Romulans will set up a station office, while Sisko has retreated to Earth to contemplate a way of contacting the Bajoran Prophets — the aliens who reside within the wormhole. When the vision of a woman’s face, buried in the sand, appears to Sisko, he sketches her, and Jake recognizes her from one of his grandfather’s photos.

Starring
Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko)
Rene Auberjonois (Chief of Security Odo)
Nicole deBoer (Ensign Ezri Dax)
Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf)
Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko)
Colm Meaney (Chief Operations Officer Miles O’Brien)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir)
Nana Visitor (Colonel Kira Nerys)

Guest Cast
Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Megan Cole (Senator Cretak)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)

Notes
Season 7 Premiere Episode, Part I.
Kira has been promoted to Colonel in Sisko’s three month absence.
The woman, Sarah, was Joseph Sisko’s first wife, and Ben’s mother. She left two days after Ben’s first birthday. Joseph raised Ben with his step-mother as his real mother. Joseph gives Ben a locket of Sarah’s which has an ancient Bajoran inscription: The Orb of the Emissary.
Bajor’s fourth moon is Derna, which is uninhabited. The Romulans want to set up a hospital on Derna. The “hospital” is emitting high readings of trilithium isotopes, which indicates Romulan plasma torpedoes.
Worf is worried that Jadzia isn’t in Sto-vo-kor, where honorable Klingon warriors go when they die. To ensure she makes it, Martok and Worf plan a mission to destroy a Dominion shipyard in her name.
A cult that worships the Pagh-Wraiths attempts to assassinate Sisko.
This episode introduces Ensign Ezri Dax, who appears at the very end. (See the next episode for more information.)
O’Brien and Worf mention Lt. Barclay from the Enterprise and his “Three Musketeer” holodeck program from the TNG episode “Hollow Pursuits”.
Megan Cole previously played Noor in the TNG episode “The Outcast”.

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“Shadows and Symbols”

Episode Number 152
Production Number 552
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/3/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
Sisko meets Ezri, the new host of the Dax symbiont, before departing Earth for the planet Tyree with his father, Joseph, and son Jake. Ezri wishes to accompany them on their search for Bajor’s mythical Orb of the Emissary, which Sisko has been led to believe exists. Back at the station, Kira prepares a blockade to stop the Romulans, who have placed weapons on the Bajoran moon Derna. On a Klingon ship, Worf, O’Brien, Bashir, and Quark embark on a mission of their own: to destroy the Dominion shipyard on Monac IV, thus securing a place for the spirit of Worf’s dead wife Jadzia in the sacred Klingon afterlife of Sto-vo-kor.

Guest Cast
Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar/Dr. Wykoff)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Deborah Lacey (The Sarah Sisko Prophet)
Megan Cole (Senator Cretak)
Cuauhtemoc Sanchez (Bajoran Crewman)
Lori Lively (Siana)

Notes
Season Premiere, Part II.
While traveling to Trill on the U.S.S. Destiny, the Dax Symbiont took a turn for the worst and Ezri — being the only unjoined Trill on board — was joined with Dax. Instead of the years of preparation most Hosts receive from the Symbiosis Institute, she received a 15-minute lecture from the surgeon, who wasn’t even a Trill. Ezri is an assistant Ship’s Counselor.
Apparently there’s a standard Starfleet-issue desert fatigue.
The Kosst Amojan (the pagh-wraith) tried to trick The Sisko with a false vision, which featured a human Damar as Dr. Wykoff. Sisko’s vision of the Prophets featuring Benny Russell occurred in last year’s “Far Beyond the Stars”.
Sisko released the Sarah Prophet when he opened the Orb of the Emissary; she then cast Kosst Amojan out of the wormhole. She explains that she had taken over Sarah’s body, met Joseph Sisko, and gave birth to Benjamin. When the Prophet left Sarah, Sarah left Joseph and Benjamin.

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“Afterimage”

Episode Number 153
Production Number 553
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/10/1998

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Les Landau

Synopsis
In addition to coping with the memories of her “past lives,” Ezri Dax must deal with the range of reactions her presence generates. Kira awkwardly tries to make conversation; Sisko is happy to have his old friend back; Quark flirts with her; and Worf, pained by the memory of his dead wife Jadzia, which Ezri’s presence provokes, makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her. Elsewhere, Garak inexplicably collapses and is rushed to Bashir’s care.

Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)

Notes
Ezri Dax is assistant Ship’s Counselor on the U.S.S. Destiny. Sisko offers her a position as Station’s Counselor. (Sisko talked to Starfleet Medical, and they are willing to forgo the rest of her training and promote her to full counselor.) Ezri is promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade).
The U.S.S. Destiny is heading to join the 7th Fleet to take the offensive at Kalandra. The Destiny is commanded by Captain Raymer.
Garak’s father punished him by locking him in a closet, which is why he’s claustrophobic. He feels extremely guilty about helping Starfleet against the Cardassians.
Since being joined, Ezri experiences space motion sickness.

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“Take Me Out to the Holosuite”

Episode Number 154
Production Number 554
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/17/1998

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Chip Chalmers

Synopsis
Vulcan Captain Solok brings his starship to Deep Space Nine for repairs made necessary from combat skirmishes. Convinced his all-Vulcan crew is the finest in the fleet, he challenges former classmate and longtime rival Sisko to a baseball game on the Holosuite. With only two weeks to whip his team into shape, Sisko vows he’s going to beat Solok — even though Jake is the only other person residing on the station who has ever played baseball.

Guest Cast
Gregory Wagrowski (Captain Solok)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)

Notes
Solok and Captain have been competitive since they were in the same class at the Academy.
The Vulcan team is the Logicians. The DS9 team is the Niners.
Niners Roster: #78 Jake P; #25 Nog C; #32 Worf 1B; #22 Bashir 2B; #47 Kasidy 3B; #9 Kira SS; #43 Dax CF; #55 Leeta LF; #7 Quark RF; #13 Rom PH.
#34 O’Brien is batting/pitching/1B coach; #6 Odo is the Umpire. Sisko was #5.
The music played before the game was indeed the “United Federation of Planets Anthom” and was written by David Bell.
Solok is Captain of the Nebula-class starship U.S.S. T’Kumbra. The T’Kumbra has an all-Vulcan crew.
Everyone had their last names printed on their jerseys, except for Kira (who had her first name “NERYS” printed on hers).
The baseball field scenes were filmed at Loyola-Marymount College.
Nicole deBoer’s opening credit was changed to reflect Ezri’s promotion: Nicole deBoer as Lieutenant Ezri Dax. (At least they didn’t credit her as “Nicole deBoer as Counselor Ezri Dax” a la Deanna Troi.)

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“Chrysalis”

Episode Number 155
Production Number 555
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/28/1998

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Jonathan West

Synopsis
A group of genetically enhanced humans, once under Bashir’s care, escape from their medical facility home in the hopes that the doctor — who himself was genetically engineered as a child — can cure their friend Sarina. Her enhancements left her in a catatonic state, and Bashir attempts an untried procedure on her brain that initially appears to have no effect. However, a few days later, Sarina speaks for the first time.

Guest Cast
Faith C. Salie (Sarina Douglas)
Tim Ransom (Jack)
Hilary Shepard Turner (Lauren)
Michael Keenan (Patrick)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)

Notes
Bashir’s group was introduced in season 6’s “Statistical Probabilities”.
Patrick impersonates a Starfleet Admiral with Jack and Lauren as his aides. They arrive on the U.S.S. Farragut.
Dr. Girani takes over as Sarina’s doctor when Bashir and her become involved.
Bashir arranged an internship at Corgal Research Center for Sarina.

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“Treachery, Faith, and the Great River”

Episode Number 156
Production Number 556
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/31/1998

Story
Teleplay Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Director Steve Posey

Synopsis
Odo is lured to a secret meeting site, where he finds himself face to face with Weyoun, the Vorta leader of the enemy Dominion. Weyoun announces that he’s decided to defect and, in exchange for asylum, he promises to provide valuable information that could help the Federation win the war. After the two board Odo’s runabout, the ship is hailed by the Cardassians. Odo is shocked when the monitor displays Weyoun standing beside Damar.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun 6/7)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)

Notes
Weyoun 5 was killed in a mysterious transporter accident, and was replaced by Weyoun 6, but he was found to be “defective” and was quickly replaced by Weyoun 7. That means that the first Weyoun we met in season 4’s “To the Death” was at least Weyoun 4.
The Dominion has a new Ketricel White facility in the Pelosa System in Sector 507.
Gul Russol was Odo’s Cardassian informant, who was executed when the Dominion and Cardassians formed an alliance. He may have been the Cardassian informant featured in the episode “Improbable Cause”.
A disease has spread through-out the great link and the Founders are dying. Weyoun 6, knowing that Odo will be the only changeling to survive, only wants to serve him in the “New Order.”
The Vorta used to be ape-like forest dwellers who lived in hollowed-out trees. A Vorta family saved a wounded changeling and the changeling promised to one day transform the Vorta into a species who would have a part in a great new empire. The Vorta have very little sense of taste, but enjoy Kavanuts and Rippleberries. They have been genetically engineered to worship their Gods, the Founders. All Vorta have a termination implant in their brain.
Chief O’Brien gives Nog his access code, who then arranges a series of trades for a graviton stabilizer for the Defiant.
Chief Edgar Willoughby is the quartermaster of the sector’s supply facility.
Rule of Acquisition #168: “Whisper your way to success.”
The Ferengi believe in The Great Material Continuum, which holds the universe together.

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“Once More Unto The Breach”

Episode Number 157
Production Number 557
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/7/1998

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
To Worf’s surprise, he is paid a visit by Kor, an aging Klingon war hero. Kor admits that his ambition has earned him countless enemies, and that consequently he has been unable to secure the command of a ship. Worf promises to find him a miltary command, and approaches General Martok with the request–which is angrily refused. Martok explains that years earlier Kor had denied Martok officer status because he was descended from a common house. Undaunted, Worf appoints Kor as a third officer on the Ch’Tang, Martok’s flagship, where he is treated with awe by the crew–much to Martok’s chagrin.

Guest Cast
John Colicos (Commander Kor)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Neil Vipond (Darok)
Nancy Youngblut (Kolana)
Blake Lindsley (Synon)

Notes
The Klingons refer to Kor as The Dahar Master.
Martok received a battlefield commission while serving as a civilian on a Klingon ship.
The Ch’Tang is leading an attack on the Dominion/Cardassian base at Trelka V. In the heat of the battle, Kor believes that they are attacking the Federation outpost on Caleb IV.
The Dominion has a new long-range tachyon scanning device that can see cloaked ships.
The Federation must have re-taken the Kalandra system (see notes for “Afterimage”) because the Defiant is waiting for the Ch’Tang there.
Kor takes command of the Ning’Tao. The Ning’Tao is destroyed by the Jem’Hadar, but it is able to hold off the fleet until the Ch’Tang reaches the Defiant.
Kor was last seen in “The Sword Of Kahless”.
The title is a quote from Shakespeare’s “Henry V.”

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“The Siege of AR-558”

Episode Number 158
Production Number 558
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/14/1998

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
While making a supply run to the front lines, on the barren planet AR-558, Sisko encounters Starfleet troops that have been decimated during their five-month occupation of the largest Dominion communications array in the sector. If they can figure out how it works, Starfleet will be able to tap into Dominion transmissions. In addition to daily skirmishes with the enemy, the shell-shocked forces are constantly threatened by “Houdinis” — anti-personnel mines that “hide” in subspace, then explode without warning. Determined to help commanding officer Nadia Larkin and her troops, Sisko stuns his crew by announcing that they’re staying at the site indefinitely.

Guest Cast
Annette Helde (Lt. Nadia Larkin)
Bill Mumy (Kellin)
Raymond Cruz (Vargas)
Patrick Kilpatrick (Reese)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)

Notes
The Paramount production number of this episode is also 558….Coincidence?
Rule of Acquisition #125: “You can’t make a deal if you’re dead.”
Nog is shot by the Jem’Hadar and loses his leg.

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“Covenant”

Episode Number 159
Production Number 559
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/21/1998

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director John Kretchmer

Synopsis
Vedek Fala, a Bajoran monk and Kira’s former teacher, pays her an unexpected visit. He gives Kira a crystal which transports her to Empok Nor, where, to her horror, she is met by her old enemy Dukat — the Cardassian who oversaw the occupation of Bajor. He is now the leader of a Bajoran religious faction which worships the Pah-wraiths — the corporeal enemies of Bajor’s Prophets. Dukat wants Kira to join his followers on the abandoned Cardassian space station.

Guest Cast
Marc Alaimo (Dukat)
Norman Parker (Vedek Fala)
Jason Leland Adams (Benyan)
Maureen Flannigan (Mika)
Miriam Flynn (the Midwife)
Mark Piatelli (Brin)

Notes
Empok Nor was featured in the 5th season episode… “Empok Nor”.
Mika had Dukat’s baby. Dukat tried to convince the followers that it was a miracle, a sign from the True Prophets.
Coincidentally, “Covenant” aired the first week of Advent and during the month commemorating the 20th anniversary of the mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana.

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“It’s Only a Paper Moon”

Episode Number 160
Production Number 560
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 12/30/1998

Story
Teleplay David Mack & John J. Ordover
Director Anson Williams

Synopsis
After losing his leg in battle, a somber Nog returns to the space station to recuperate. The crew try their best to cheer him up, but the young ensign is struggling, both emotionally and physically, to cope with his disability, even though his new biosynthetic leg works perfectly. After pushing away those who try the most diligently to help, Nog decides to take his medical leave in the Holosuite world of 1962 Las Vegas lounge singer Vic Fontaine.

Guest Cast
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)

Notes
Nog arranges with Quark to allow Vic’s program to run 26-hours a day.
Rom is promoted to Maintenance Engineer, First Class.
“It’s Only a Paper Moon” is the name of a Frank Sinatra song.

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“Prodigal Daughter”

Episode Number 161
Production Number 561
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/4/1999

Story
Teleplay Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Director Victor Lobl

Synopsis
Sisko is furious when he learns O’Brien has vanished while on a secret trip to New Sydney, where he was searching for the widow of a criminal named Bilby, whom he befriended while undercover. Because Ezri’s family owns a mining operation in the system, Sisko asks her to help find O’Brien. Ezri returns home, where she’s reunited with her domineering mother, Yanas Tigan–a shrewd business woman–and her brothers Norvo and Janel, who work for the business.

Guest Cast
Leigh Taylor-Young (Yanas Tigan)
Kevin Rahm (Norvo Tigan)
Mikael Salazar (Janel Tigan)
John Paragon (Thadial Bokar)
Clayton Landey (Fuchida)

Notes
New Sydney is in the Sappora System.
Ezri hasn’t talked to her mother since she was joined six months ago and hasn’t been home in over 3 years.
Norvo calls Ezri “Zee.”
Norvo killed Morica Bilby and was sentenced 30 years.
According to Trill tradition, the symbiont name replaces the family name of the new host: Ezri Tigan became Ezri Dax. (This was always assumed to be the case.)
O’Brien met Bilby while undercover in the episode “Honor Among Thieves”.
According to producer Ron Moore, there was a line in which “Ezri refers to the fact that her father makes it his business to stay away from home for long periods of time because of some unnamed conflict with Ezri’s mother. However, the show was long and we cut the line in the editing process.”
A scene cut from the final edit: Yanas: “EZRI! No more wire hangers! EVER!” Just kidding! 🙂

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“The Emperor’s New Cloak”

Episode Number 162
Production Number 562
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/25/1999

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director LeVar Burton

Synopsis
Grand Negus Zek, the ruler of the Ferengi empire and paramour to Quark and Rom’s mother, disappears while on a business trip to the Alternate Universe. Ezri’s counterpart from the universe delivers word that Zek is a prisoner of the evil Alliance and will be killed unless Quark can secure a cloaking device, which renders a ship invisible. Quark and Rom steal one from a Klingon vessel, then accompany Ezri back to the Alternate Universe to retrieve Zek.

Guest Cast
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Andrew J. Robinson (Garak)
Wallace Shawn (Zek)
Jeffrey Combs (Brunt)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)

Notes
The Alternate Ezri is not joined with the Dax symbiont.
This episode is the last to feature the entire Ferengi cast and also wraps up the mirror universe.

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“Field of Fire”

Episode Number 163
Production Number 563
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/6/1999

Story
Teleplay Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Director Tony Dow

Synopsis
A young lieutenant named Ilario is found dead in his quarters. An investigation reveals he was shot by a TR-116 rifle, a weapon developed but never mass-produced by Starfleet. Meanwhile, Ezri confronts one of Dax’s previous incarnations in a dream: Joran, a self-professed murderer, urges Ezri to channel his disturbing memories and enable him to assist her in apprehending Ilario’s killer. When Ezri awakens, she learns that a second murder has occurred.

Guest Cast
Art Chudabala (Lieutenant Ilario)
Marty Rackham (Lieutenant Chu’lak)
Leigh J. McCloskey (Joran Dax)

Notes
The Starfleet TR-116 rifle fires a chemically-propelled tritanium bullet. It was designed to be used in situations when particle weapons could not be used.
Lt. Cmdr. Greta Vanderweg was the second victim. Bolian Petty Officer Zim Brott was the third victim.
Ezri uses the Trill Rite of Emergence to bring out Joran.
Joran killed three people. Jadzia found out about Joran in the episode “Equilibrium”. Jeff Magnus McBride played Joran in that episode.
This is the first episode written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe since he left DS9 at the end of season 5.

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“Chimera”

Episode Number 164
Production Number 564
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/13/1999

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Steve Posey

Synopsis
Odo returns from a conference with an unexpected guest: a Changeling who tracked and boarded his Runabout. Odo recognizes him as one of “the hundred” shapeshifters who were, like himself, sent out as infants into the galaxy to learn about other species. Back at the station, Sisko warily releases the visitor to Odo’s custody. The Changeling, known as Laas, queries Odo about their unique species – with which Laas has made no contact since his infancy – and “the Link,” a Changeling ritual that allows shapeshifters to meld with one another and thereby form a single, sentient collective entity.

Guest Cast
Garman Hertzler (Laas)

Notes
A chimera is: (1) an individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution; (2) an illusion or fabrication of the mind, especially an unrealizable dream; (3, capitalized) a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail.

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“Badda-bing Badda-bang”

Episode Number 165
Production Number 566
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/24/1999

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
While relaxing in Vic Fontaine’s Las Vegas holosuite lounge, O’Brien and Bashir are surprised by the arrival of mobster Frankie Eyes, who announces that he has bought Vic’s hotel. After he fires Vic, the crew learns that Frankie was created by Vic’s designer. Upset by Frankie’s behaviour, and by the knowledge that the lounge’s atmosphere will now change, the crew desides it must rid him from the program. But he must be eliminated in a way what is period-specific to Fontaine’s era: 1962. The task takes on greater urgency when Vic is beaten up.

Guest Cast
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Marc Lawrence (Mr. Carl Zeemo)
Mike Starr (Tony Cicci)
Robert Miano (Frankie Eyes)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Bobby Reilly (Countman)
Chip Mayer (Guard)
James Wellington (Al)

Notes

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“Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges”

Episode Number 166
Production Number 565
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 2/27/1999

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director David Livingston

Synopsis
On the eve of Dr. Bashir’s departure for a conference on the Romulan homeworld, he’s visited by Sloan, the director of Section 31, a secret and unsanctioned extremist entity within Starfleet Intelligence. Sloan asks a reluctant Bashir to gather information on the Romulan leadership. Bashir reports the request to Sisko, who worries that although Starfleet Command has officially condemned Section Thirty-one, someone in its membership may actually be protecting the group. After consulting with Admiral Ross, Sisko advises Bashir to play along with Sloan in order to determine Sloan’s motivations.

Guest Cast
William Sadler (Director Sloan)
Andrew J. Robinson (Elim Garak)
Adrienne Barbeau (Senator Cretak)
John Fleck (Koval)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
Hal Landon, Jr. (Neral)

Notes
Adrienne Barbeau plays Creatak in this episode; Megan Cole played Cretak in all previous appearances.
The title is Latin and translates to “In time of war, the law falls silent.” The actual quote is “Silent enim leges inter arma” from Cicero in “Pro Milone,” chapter eleven.
Section 31 was introduced in last year’s “Inquisition”.
Bashir and Ross are transported to Romulus aboard the Intrepid-class U.S.S. Bellerephon NCC-74705 (conveniently using the Star Trek: Voyager sets — U.S.S. Voyager is also an Intrepid-class starship.)

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“Penumbra”

Episode Number 167
Production Number 567
Season 7
Stardate 52576.3
Original Airdate 4/7/1999

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria
Director Steve Posey

Synopsis
As Sisko revels in the purchase of Bajoran land, where he hopes to finally build his dream house, word reaches the station that Worf is missing in action after a fierce battle with the Dominion. Due to strategic concerns, Sisko calls off the search party before Worf can be found. Overcome by memories of Jadzia’s life with Worf, Ezri steals a runabout and goes in search of Worf herself.

Guest Cast
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Marc Alaimo (Dukat)
Deborah Lacey (The Sarah Sisko Prophet)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
Promoted as the beginning of “The Final Chapter” (Part 1 of 9).

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“Til Death Do Us Part”

Episode Number 168
Production Number 568
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/14/1999

Story
Teleplay David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Director Winrich Kolbe

Synopsis
Kai Winn arrives at the station to “assist” Sisko with his wedding, and he admits the Prophets warned he would face a great trial in his future. Later, Winn has a long-awaited vision from the Prophets, who reveal that a “Guide” will soon visit her; the Prophets hope that, together, the two will lead Bajor’s Restoration. Shortly before Sisko tells Kasidy that they must call off their wedding, Dukat, surgically altered to look like a Bajoran, appears on the Promenade.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn Adami)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
Deborah Lacey (Sarah Sisko)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
James Otis (Solbor)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 2 of 9.
Kai Winn receives her vision from the pagh-wraiths, not the Prophets.

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“Strange Bedfellows”

Episode Number 169
Production Number 569
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/25/1999

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Rene Auberjonois

Synopsis
Worf and Ezri are beamed aboard a Jem’Hadar ship, where the Female Shapeshifter and Thot Gor, the respective leaders of the new Dominion-Breen alliance, prepare to sign a treaty designed to destroy the Federation and end the war. However, Damar objects to signing it because of concessions made to Thot Gor, which could harm Cardassia. Meanwhile, Kai Winn and Dukat seal their bond by pledging to restore Bajor — even if the Emissary stands in their way.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn Adami)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Marc Alaimo (Dukat/Anjohl Tennan)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
James Otis (Solbor)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 3 of 9.

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“The Changing Face of Evil”

Episode Number 170
Production Number 570
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 4/28/1999

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
The crew’s relief at Worf and Ezri’s safe return is tempered by reports that the Breen have attacked Starfleet Headquarters on Earth. While Dominion and Breen commanders exult in their sneak attack, their supposed ally — Cardassian leader Damar — secretly plots to free his homeland from Dominion occupation. Meanwhile, on Bajor, Dukat tells Kai Winn she must release the Pah-wraiths — the non-corporeal enemies of her people’s gods — from the planet’s fire caves by reading the ancient forbidden text of the Kosst Amojan.

Guest Cast
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn Adami)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Marc Alaimo (Dukat/Anjohl Tennan)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
James Otis (Solbor)
John Vickery (Gul Rusot)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 4 of 9.
The Federation loses their foothold in the Chin’toka system. The Defiant is destroyed by the Dominion after the Breen’s energy disrupter disables it.
Kai Winn kills Solbor when he finds out what they’re doing and threatens to expose them. The Text of the Kosst Amojan is initally blank pages, but Solbor’s blood makes the text appear.
Damar’s resistance destroys the Dominion cloning facility on Rondac III.

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“When It Rains…”

Episode Number 171
Production Number 571
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/5/1999

Story
Teleplay René Echevarria & Spike Steingasser
Director Michael Dorn

Synopsis
Eager to aid Damar’s rebel movement on his homeworld against the Dominion, Sisko orders Kira to put her antipathy for the Cardassian aside and train his staff in resistance tactics. Bashir asks Odo to assist in his medical project by donating the Changeling-equivalent of a skin sample. On Bajor, Kai Winn studies the forbidden text of the Kosst Amojan to learn how to release the evil Pah-wraiths. Hoping to ease Cardassian sentiment against the Bajoran Kira, Sisko gives her a Starfleet commission and uniform.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinsion (Elim Garak)
Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn Adami)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Marc Alaimo (Dukat/Anjohl Tennan)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
Robert O’Reilly (Chancellor Gowron)
John Vickery (Gul Rusot)
Scott Burkholder (Commander Hilliard)
Stephen Yoakam (Velal)
Vaughn Armstrong (Seskal)
Colby French (Ensign Weldon)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 5 of 9.
Kira is given a Starfleet field promotion to Commander.
Gowron arrives to take command of the Fleet from Martok. Gowron tells Worf that the past is the past.
When Dukat tries to read the Text of the Kosst Amojan, he is punished by the pah-wraiths and loses his sight. The Text is only for the eyes of the Kai. Kai Winn then puts Dukat out on the streets.
Bashir discovers that Section 31 infected Odo with the virus when he was at Starfleet Medical three years ago on stardate 49419. Odo then spread the virus when he linked with the female shapeshifter.

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“Tacking Into The Wind”

Episode Number 172
Production Number 572
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/12/1999

Story
Teleplay Ronald D. Moore
Director Mike Vejar

Synopsis
While Kira reviews tactical plans with the Cardassian Resistance leaders, Odo returns from a mission, weakened by the disease that’s ravaging his race. At the station, Bashir works through the night, trying to find a cure for Odo, while Sisko reproves Chancellor Gowron for reckless attacks which left General Martok injured. Back at the rebel Cardassian headquarters, Kira, eager to discover why the Federation’s Klingon ships aren’t damaged by Breen-Dominion technology, proposes stealing the enemy’s weaponry so that the Federation can engineer a countermeasure.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinsion (Elim Garak)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Robert O’Reilly (Chancellor Gowron)
John Vickery (Gul Rusot)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
Kitty Swink (Luwaren)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 6 of 9.
Worf Challenges Gowron and defeats him. Martok becomes the leader of the Klingon Empire.

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“Extreme Measures”

Episode Number 173
Production Number 573
Season 7
Stardate 52645.7
Original Airdate 5/18/1999

Story
Teleplay Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Director Steve Posey

Synopsis
When Kira brings a terminally ill Odo back to the station for medical treatment, he orders her to leave him and return to help the Cardassian Resistance. Later, O’Brien and Bashir inform Sisko of their plan to lure a Section Thirty-One operative, who may hold the cure to Odo’s disease, to the station. The scheme works when Sloan, the director of the unsanctioned Starfleet extremist organization that infected Odo — as part of a genocidal plot against his people — arrives. But when Bashir places a Romulan mind probe on the agent, who refuses to give information regarding a cure, Sloan attempts suicide in the science lab by activating a neuro-depolarizing device in his brain.

Guest Cast
Andrew Robinsion (Elim Garak)
William Sadler (Director Sloan)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 7 of 9.
A.K.A. “Night Tremors.”

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“The Dogs of War”

Episode Number 174
Production Number 574
Season 7
Stardate 52861.3
Original Airdate 5/25/1999

Story
Teleplay Peter Allen Fields
Director Avery Brooks

Synopsis
While Sisko takes command of a new ship named in honor of the Defiant, Kira, Garak and Damar barely escape a Dominion ambush on Cardassia and are forced into hiding. Quark receives a static-filled message from Grand Nagus Zek, the Ferengi leader, that he’s being named Zek’s successor. Now cured of the deadly Changeling virus, Odo is outraged to learn that he was infected by Section Thirty-one — an unsanctioned extremist organization within the Federation — but promises Sisko he won’t take matters into his own hands.

Guest Cast
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Andrew J. Robinson (Elim Garak)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Jeffery Combs (Brunt)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
Max Grodénchik (Rom)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Barry Jenner (Admiral William J. Ross)
Wallace Shawn (Grand Nagus Zek)
Cecily Adams (Ishka)
J.G. Hertzler (General Martok)
Chase Masterson (Leeta)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
Julianna McCarthy (Mila)
Tiny Ron (Maihar’du)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 8 of 9.
Admiral Ross gives Captain Sisko command of the Defiant-class starship U.S.S. São Paulo NCC-75633. The Chief of Starfleet Operations gave special dispensation to rename the U.S.S. São Paulo to U.S.S. Defiant. They also change the registry to NX-74205. (This was also done to facilitate the use stock footage.)
Grand Nagus Zek appoints Rom as the new Grand Nagus. Zek and Ishka retire to Risa.

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“What You Leave Behind”

Episode Number 175 & 176
Production Number 575 & 576
Season 7
Stardate
Original Airdate 5/31/1999

Story
Teleplay Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Director Allan Kroeker

Synopsis
On the eve of battle, Bashir and Ezri spend the night together. Later, with Sisko in command, the Defiant joins the Federation-Klingon-Romulan fleet as the invasion of Cardassia is launched. On Cardassia Prime, Kira, Damar and Garak discuss Resistance plans to sabotage the Dominion’s power and communication centers. On Bajor, Kai Winn asks Dukat to join her when she releases the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves, and Dukat vows to destroy Sisko.

Guest Cast
Rosalind Chao (Keiko O’Brien)
Jeffery Combs (Weyoun)
Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter)
Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
Andrew Robinson (Elim Garak)
Casey Biggs (Legate Damar)
Marc Alaimo (Dukat/Anjohl Tennan)
Aron Eisenberg (Ensign Nog)
J. G. Hertzler (Chancellor Martok)
Barry Jenner (Admiral Bill Ross)
Deborah Lacey (Sarah Sisko)
Julianna McCarthy (Mila)
Hana Hatae (Molly O’Brien)
James Darren (Vic Fontaine)

Notes
The Final Chapter, Part 9 of 9. Two-Hour Series Finale. 2-Hour version production number is 747.
The Cardassians switch sides and join the Federation alliance, but Legate Damar is killed.
Dukat kills Kai Winn. Sisko traps Dukat in the Fire Caves with the Pagh-Wraiths.
After Odo links with the female shapeshifter and cures her, the Dominion surrenders and the female shapeshifter is taken into custody to stand trial. Odo decides to return to his homeworld to cure his people and teach them about the solids.
Sisko, having fulfilled his destiny, joins the Prophets in the Celestial Temple, leaving behind Jake and a pregnant Kasidy on the station.
Worf becomes the Federation Ambassador to Kronos and returns to Kronos with Chancellor Martok.
Chief O’Brien takes a position teaching engineering at Starfleet Academy; The O’Briens return to Earth.
Kira becomes the station commander. Nog is promoted to Lieutenant. Dax and Bashir remain on the station.
Garak finally returns to Cardassia.

 

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