Stardate not given: Zek returns to DS9, accompanied by Quark’s mother, Ishka. His amendment of the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities to give females the right to wear clothing has resulted in planetary chaos on Ferenginar and Zek’s removal from office. Brunt is now Acting Grand Nagus, a position which will become permanent in three days unless Zek can persuade the FCA to reinstate him. The plan is for the FCA commissioners to come to DS9 to meet Ishka, but only one, Nilva, agrees. However, Ishka has a heart attack during an argument with Quark, who is obliged to pose as Zek’s “other” female advisor.
Guest Cast: Henry Gibson (Nilva), Jeffrey Combs (Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Cecily Adams (Ishka), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Sylvain Cecile (Uri’Lash), Wallace Shawn (Zek)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover