Stardate not given: Bashir and O’Brien are on attachment to a research vessel in the Gamma Quadrant, attempting to help the Kelleruns and T’lani destroy their bumper crop of biological weapons known as Harvesters. Shortly after finally discovering a means of rendering the Harvesters inert, the scientists on the alien ship are stormed by a squadron of armed troops. Only Bashir and O’Brien escape, beaming down to nearby T’lani III when they are unable to contact their Runabout. O’Brien has been infected by material from a Harvester and will die within days if he doesn’t receive treatment that Bashir cannot provide without the station’s medical facilities. In the meantime, Sisko and the crew have been informed that Bashir and O’Brien died in an accident aboard the research ship – but unknown to the crew, those who Bashir and O’Brien were helping in good faith are deliberately responsible for the attack.
written by Morgan Gendel
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Darleen Carr (E’tyshra), Peter White (Sharat), Larry Cedar (Nydrom), Bill Mondy (Jakin)
LogBook entry by Earl Green