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"The Way of the Warrior"

 
Episode Number73 & 74  
Production Number473 & 474 
Season
Stardate49011.4  (Calendar Year 2372) 
Original Airdate9/30/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
DirectorJames 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.
 

 

"The Visitor"

 
Episode Number75  
Production Number476 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/7/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayMichael Taylor 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"Hippocratic Oath"

 
Episode Number76  
Production Number475 
Season
Stardate49066.5 
Original Airdate10/14/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayNick Corea and Lisa Klink 
DirectorRene 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.
 

 

"Indiscrection"

 
Episode Number77  
Production Number477 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/14/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayToni Marberry & Jack Trevino 
DirectorLeVar 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".
 

 

"Rejoined"

 
Episode Number78  
Production Number478 
Season
Stardate49195.5 
Original Airdate10/28/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore & René Echevarria 
DirectorAvery 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.
 

 

"Little Green Men"

 
Episode Number79  
Production Number480 
Season
Stardate49201.3 
Original Airdate11/4/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayToni Marberry & Jack Treviño 
DirectorJames 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.
 

 

"Starship Down"

 
Episode Number80  
Production Number479 
Season
Stardate49263.5 
Original Airdate11/11/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Mack & John J. Ordover 
DirectorAlexander 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.
 

 

"The Sword of Kahless"

 
Episode Number81  
Production Number481 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/18/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Mack & John J. Ordover 
DirectorAlexander 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".
 

 

"Our Man Bashir"

 
Episode Number82  
Production Number482 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/25/1995 
 
StoryRobert Gillan 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorWinrich 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."
 

 

"Homefront"

 
Episode Number83  
Production Number483 
Season
Stardate49171.5 
Original Airdate12/30/1995 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"Paradise Lost"

 
Episode Number84  
Production Number484 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/6/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
DirectorDavid 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".
 

 

"Crossfire"

 
Episode Number85  
Production Number485 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/27/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorLes 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.
 

 

"Return to Grace"

 
Episode Number86  
Production Number486 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/3/1996 
 
StoryTom Benko 
TeleplayHans Beimler 
DirectorJonathan 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.
 

 

"Sons of Mogh"

 
Episode Number87  
Production Number487 
Season
Stardate49556.2 
Original Airdate2/10/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"The Bar Association"

 
Episode Number88  
Production Number488 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/17/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayBarbara J. Lee & Jennifer A. Lee 
DirectorLeVar 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.
 

 

"Accession"

 
Episode Number89  
Production Number489 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/24/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayJane Espenson  
DirectorLes 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.
 

 

"Rules of Engagement"

 
Episode Number90  
Production Number490 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/6/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayBradley Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorLeVar 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
 

 

"Hard Time"

 
Episode Number91  
Production Number491 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/13/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayDaniel Keys Moran & Lynn Barker 
DirectorAlexander 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
 

 

"Shattered Mirror"

 
Episode Number92  
Production Number492 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/20/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorJames 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
 

 

"The Muse"

 
Episode Number93  
Production Number493 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/27/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria & Majel Barrett Roddenberry 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"For The Cause"

 
Episode Number94  
Production Number494 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/4/1996 
 
StoryMark Gehred-O'Connell 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorJames 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.
 

 

"To The Death"

 
Episode Number95  
Production Number495 
Season
Stardate49904.2 
Original Airdate5/11/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
DirectorLeVar 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."
 

 

"The Quickening"

 
Episode Number96  
Production Number496 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/18/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayNaren Shankar 
DirectorRene 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.
 

 

"Body Parts"

 
Episode Number97  
Production Number497 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate6/8/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayLouis P. DeSantis & Robert J. Bolivar 
DirectorAvery 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.
 

 

"Broken Link"

 
Episode Number98  
Production Number498 
Season
Stardate49962.4 
Original Airdate6/15/1996 
 
StoryGeorge A. Brozak 
TeleplayRobert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr 
DirectorLes 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".
 

 

"Apocalypse Rising"

 
Episode Number99  
Production Number499 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate9/28/1996 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe 
DirectorJames 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".
 

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