Stardate not given: One of the first priorities of the alliance between the Cardassian and Romulan secret police is to extract whatever information on the Founders that Odo may possess. At the wormhole, they briefly appear to the crew of DS9 as they decloak; Starfleet orders Sisko to keep the Defiant at the ready in the event of Dominion retaliation against the Alpha Quadrant. Starfleet is also sending more ships to the station as well. Sisko, however, deducing that Odo and Garak are aboard one of the ships, decides to leave DS9 ahead of schedule and retrieve Odo. What he does not know is that the Dominion has planned for the Cardassian-Romulan assault for a long time, and that he’s about to take the Defiant into the biggest space battle the galaxy has seen since Wolf 359.
written by Ronald D. Moore
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Andrew Robinson (Garak), Leland Orser (Lovok), Kenneth Marshall (Lt. Commander Eddington), Leon Russom (Admiral Toddman), Paul Dooley (Enabran Tain), Wendy Schenker (Romulan Pilot)
Notes: Leon Russom also wore the braids of the Starfleet Admiralty in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
LogBook entry by Earl Green