Stardate 50049.3: Sisko is leading an away team conducting a mineral survey on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant, when a Jem’Hadar warship crashes nearby. The team investigates and decides to take it home as a potentially invaluable aid to Starfleet intelligence. However, another Jem’Hadar ship arrives and destroys the away team’s runabout. It soon becomes plain that the Jem’Hadar and their Vorta supervisor desperately want something aboard the crashed ship. To stay alive, Sisko and the others must find out what it is.
teleplay by Hans Beimler
story by Pam Wigginton & Rick Cason
directed by Kim Friedman
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Kaitlin Hopkins (Kelana), F.J. Rio (Muniz), Hilary Shepard (Hoya)
Notes: Apparently, Benzite medical science has either eliminated or minitaurized the breather apparatus worn by the Benzites seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation (Coming Of Age, A Matter Of Honor), since Hoya does not wear one.
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover with notes by Earl Green