Stardate not given: Vedek Winn, a Bajoran spiritual leader who is a prime contender for the position of Kai, appears in Keiko’s classroom and declares that Keiko’s scientific teachings about the wormhole are in conflict with Bajoran beliefs. Winn’s announcement divides the Federation officers and Bajorans on the station who follow Winn. Sisko attempts to enlist the aid of Vedek Bareil, the quiet leader in the race to become Kai, but initially meets with no cooperation. When terrorist acts begin, it becomes apparent that Bajoran political interests may also be deeply involved – and the Federation crew of Deep Space 9 may have outstayed their welcome.
written by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Louise Fletcher (Winn), Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil), Robin Christopher (Neela), Michael Eugene Fairman (Vendor)
LogBook entry by Earl Green