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"Image In The Sand"

 
Episode Number151 Image In The Sand
 
Production Number551 
Season
Stardate52152.6  (Calendar Year 2375) 
Original Airdate9/26/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorLes 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".
 

 

"Shadows and Symbols"

 
Episode Number152  
Production Number552 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/3/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorAllan 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.
 

 

"Afterimage"

 
Episode Number153  
Production Number553 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/10/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorLes 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.
 

 

"Take Me Out to the Holosuite"

 
Episode Number154  
Production Number554 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/17/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorChip 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.)
 

 

"Chrysalis"

 
Episode Number155  
Production Number555 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/28/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorJonathan 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.
 

 

"Treachery, Faith, and the Great River"

 
Episode Number156  
Production Number556 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/31/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayBradley Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorSteve 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.
 

 

"Once More Unto The Breach"

 
Episode Number157  
Production Number557 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/7/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorAllan 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."
 

 

"The Siege of AR-558"

 
Episode Number158  
Production Number558 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/14/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorWinrich 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.
 

 

"Covenant"

 
Episode Number159  
Production Number559 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/21/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorJohn 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.
 

 

"It's Only a Paper Moon"

 
Episode Number160  
Production Number560 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate12/30/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Mack & John J. Ordover 
DirectorAnson 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.
 

 

"Prodigal Daughter"

 
Episode Number161  
Production Number561 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/4/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayBradley Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorVictor 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! :)
 

 

"The Emperor's New Cloak"

 
Episode Number162  
Production Number562 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/25/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorLeVar 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.
 

 

"Field of Fire"

 
Episode Number163  
Production Number563 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/6/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRobert Hewitt Wolfe 
DirectorTony 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.
 

 

"Chimera"

 
Episode Number164  
Production Number564 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/13/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorSteve 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.
 

 

"Badda-bing Badda-bang"

 
Episode Number165  
Production Number566 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/24/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorMike 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

 

 

"Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"

 
Episode Number166  
Production Number565 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/27/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorDavid 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.)
 

 

"Penumbra"

 
Episode Number167  
Production Number567 
Season
Stardate52576.3 
Original Airdate4/7/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorSteve 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).
 

 

"Til Death Do Us Part"

 
Episode Number168  
Production Number568 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/14/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Weddle & Bradley Thompson 
DirectorWinrich 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.
 

 

"Strange Bedfellows"

 
Episode Number169  
Production Number569 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/25/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorRene 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.
 

 

"The Changing Face of Evil"

 
Episode Number170  
Production Number570 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/28/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorMike 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.
 

 

"When It Rains..."

 
Episode Number171  
Production Number571 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/5/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria & Spike Steingasser 
DirectorMichael 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.
 

 

"Tacking Into The Wind"

 
Episode Number172  
Production Number572 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/12/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorMike 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.
 

 

"Extreme Measures"

 
Episode Number173  
Production Number573 
Season
Stardate52645.7 
Original Airdate5/18/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayBradley Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorSteve 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."
 

 

"The Dogs of War"

 
Episode Number174  
Production Number574 
Season
Stardate52861.3 
Original Airdate5/25/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayPeter Allen Fields 
DirectorAvery 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.
 

 

"What You Leave Behind"

 
Episode Number175 & 176  
Production Number575 & 576 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/31/1999 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorAllan 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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