Stardate 46910.1: A small group of Klaestrons try to kidnap Lt. Dax from the station, but Sisko snags their ship in the station’s tractor beam before they can escape with their hostage. The leader of the Klaestron party, Ilon Tandro, claims to be carrying out the extradition of Dax on charges of treason and the murder of Tandro’s military father 30 years before, when Dax inhabited the host body Curzon. Sisko, not believing the charges and unable to comprehend Dax’s silence regarding the situation, stalls the Klaestrons’ plans by calling for an extradition hearing overseen by a Bajoran judge, and sends Odo to Klaestron 4 to find out as much as he can about Curzon Dax’s activities 30 years ago. Meanwhile, time, and possibly the letter of the law, are against the case for Dax’s freedom and survival.
teleplay by D.C. Fontana and Peter Allan Fields
story by Peter Allan Fields
directed by David Carson
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Gregory Itzin (Ilon Tandro), Anne Haney (Arbiter Els Renora), Richard Lineback (Selin Peers), Fionnula Flanagan (Enina Tandro)
LogBook entry by Earl Green