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"A Time to Stand"

 
Episode Number125 Starbase 375
 Starbase 375
Production Number525 
Season
Stardate  (Calendar Year ) 
Original Airdate9/29/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorAlan 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.
 

 

"Rocks and Shoals"

 
Episode Number126  
Production Number527 
Season
Stardate51096.2 
Original Airdate10/6/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorMichael 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.
 

 

"Sons and Daughters"

 
Episode Number127  
Production Number526 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/12/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayBradley J. Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorJesús 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.
 

 

"Behind The Lines"

 
Episode Number128  
Production Number528 
Season
Stardate51145.3 
Original Airdate10/18/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorLeVar 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).
 

 

"Favor The Bold"

 
Episode Number129  
Production Number529 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/25/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorWinrich 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.
 

 

"The Sacrifice of Angels"

 
Episode Number130 The Federation Fleet
 The Federation Fleet
Production Number530 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/1/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorAllan 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.
 

 

"You Are Cordially Invited..."

 
Episode Number131  
Production Number531 
Season
Stardate51247.5 
Original Airdate11/8/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"Resurrection"

 
Episode Number132  
Production Number532 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/15/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayMichael Taylor 
DirectorLeVar 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.
 

 

"Statistical Probabilities"

 
Episode Number133  
Production Number533 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/22/1997 
 
StoryPam Pietroforte (story) 
TeleplayRené Echevarrie (teleplay) 
DirectorAnson 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".
 

 

"The Magnificent Ferengi"

 
Episode Number134  
Production Number534 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate12/29/1997 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorChip 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.
 

 

"Waltz"

 
Episode Number135  
Production Number535 
Season
Stardate51408.6 
Original Airdate1/5/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorRene 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.
 

 

"Who Mourns for Morn?"

 
Episode Number136  
Production Number536 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/4/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayMark Gehred-O'Connell 
DirectorVictor 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."
 

 

"Far Beyond the Stars"

 
Episode Number137  
Production Number538 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/11/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorAvery 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".
 

 

"One Little Ship"

 
Episode Number138  
Production Number537 
Season
Stardate51474.2 
Original Airdate2/18/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Weddle, Bradley Thompson 
DirectorAllan 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.
 

 

"Honor Among Thieves"

 
Episode Number139  
Production Number539 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/21/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorAllan 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.
 

 

"Change of Heart"

 
Episode Number140  
Production Number540 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate2/28/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"Wrongs Darker than Death or Night"

 
Episode Number141  
Production Number541 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/1/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorJonathan 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.
 

 

"Inquisition"

 
Episode Number142  
Production Number542 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/4/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayBradley Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorMichael 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".
 

 

"In The Pale Moonlight"

 
Episode Number143  
Production Number543 
Season
Stardate51721.3 
Original Airdate4/11/1998 
 
StoryPeter Allan Fields 
TeleplayMichael Taylor 
DirectorVictor 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.)
 

 

"His Way"

 
Episode Number144  
Production Number544 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/18/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr, Hans Beimler 
DirectorAllan 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."
 

 

"The Reckoning"

 
Episode Number145  
Production Number545 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate4/25/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Weddle & Bradley Thompson 
DirectorJesús 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.
 

 

"Valiant"

 
Episode Number146  
Production Number546 
Season
Stardate51825.4 
Original Airdate5/6/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorMike 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.
 

 

"Profit and Lace"

 
Episode Number147  
Production Number547 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/9/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayIra Steven Behr & Hans Beimler 
DirectorAlexander 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™".
 

 

"Time's Orphan"

 
Episode Number148  
Production Number548 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate5/16/1998 
 
StoryJoe Menosky 
TeleplayBradley Thompson & David Weddle 
DirectorAllan 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....
 

 

"The Sound of Her Voice"

 
Episode Number149  
Production Number549 
Season
Stardate51948.3 
Original Airdate6/6/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorWinrich 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.
 

 

"Tears of The Prophets"

 
Episode Number150  
Production Number550 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate6/13/1998 
 
Story 
TeleplayHans Beimler & Ira Steven Behr 
DirectorAllan 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.
 

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