Stardate 49066.5: Bashir and O’Brien, in the runabout Rubicon, are on their way home to the station after a routine biosurvey in the Gamma Quadrant when O’Brien detects a subspace magneton pulse which could indicate a ship in trouble. They track it to a planet thought to be uninhabited, where the runabout hits a plasma field and is forced to crash-land. The two are captured by a group of Jem’Hadar. But these Jem’Hadar are different – their leader, Goran’Agar, is actually free of their race’s genetic addiction to the enzyme known as Ketracel-white, and has brought the others here in hopes of freeing them as well from the “white” and the Dominion. Goran’Agar forces Bashir to work on a cure for the addiction, while O’Brien tries to convince the doctor to escape with him. Meanwhile, on the station, Worf finds he has a lot to learn about the way things are done in his new home, as he clashes with Odo over a smuggling investigation.
teleplay by Lisa Klink
story by Nick Corea and Lisa Klink
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Scott MacDonald (Goran’Agar), Stephen Davies (Arak’Taral), Jerry Roberts (Meso’Clan), Marshall Teague (Temo’Zuma), Roderick Garr (Shady Alien), Michael H. Bailous (Jem’Hadar #1)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover