Stardate 49011.4: As the crew of Deep Space 9 try to prepare for a possible invasion by the Dominion, a fleet of Klingon ships decloak and take “shore leave” on the station. The Cardassians have sealed their borders after a rumored coup on their homeworld, and Klingon ships are stopping ships leaving Bajoran space to search them for Changelings. To get answers, Sisko calls on the aid of Lt. Commander Worf, who has been among the Klingon clerics on Boreth following the Enterprise’s destruction, and is considering resigning Starfleet. Worf learns that the Klingons plan to invade Cardassia on the suspicion that the new civilian government is run by the Founders. Sisko uses Garak to warn the Cardassians, and Gul Dukat manages to save the Detepa Council as the Klingon fleet advances. But the Defiant is needed to get them to safety – and its aid will have far-reaching consequences for the Federation and the Klingon Empire.
Season 4 Regular Cast: Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko), Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Terry Farrell (Lt. Commander Dax), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir), Nana Visitor (Major Kira)
written by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by James L. Conway
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Andrew Robinson (Garak), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), J.G. Hertzler (General Martok), Obi Ndefo (Drex), Christopher Darga (Kaybok), William Dennis Hunt (Huraga), Patricia Tallman (Weapons Officer), Judi Durand (Station Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover