Stardate not given: Bashir, Dax, and Kira are on a routine biosurvey mission in the Gamma Quadrant when they receive a 200-year-old distress signal. They follow it to a planet where the population, once a spacegoing culture, is suffering from an incurable fatal disease inflicted on them by the Jem’Hadar for defying the Dominion. Bashir becomes obsessed with finding a cure for the Blight, despite the opposition from natives who feel he is giving them nothing but false hope.
Guest Cast: Michael Sarrazin (Trevean), Ellen Wheeler (Ekoria), Dylan Haggerty (Epran), Heide Margolis (Norva), Loren Lester (Attendant), Alan Echeverria (Patient), Lisa Moncure (Latia)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover