Stardate not given: As Dax observes that the wormhole has been opening and closing for no apparent reason lately, news comes that an important Federation/Romulan conference on Earth has been bombed, and security cameras have recorded a Changeling in the room at the time. Sisko and Odo go to Earth, where Sisko is made the acting head of Starfleet security, as well as visiting his father with Jake. With the help of Sisko’s old CO, Admiral Leyton, Sisko and Odo convince the Federation President to authorize stringent security measures. But it may be too late, as Earth’s power relays are sabotaged and Sisko is forced to institute martial law.
written by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton), Herschel Sparber (Jaresh-Inyo), Susan Gibney (Benteen), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko), Dylan Chalfy (Head Officer)
Notes: Susan Gibney had previously played the part of Dr. Leah Brahms, one of the designers of the Galaxy class starship, in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Booby Trap, Galaxy’s Child) and was even under consideration for the role of Voyager’s Captain Janeway.
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green