Stardate 51948.3: The Defiant is returning from convoy duty when it picks up a distress call from a Starfleet captain, Lisa Cusack, who was marooned on a class L world in the Rutharian sector when her ship crashed there. She is alone, with only a limited supply of tri-ox to help her breathe. After a two-way link is finally established, the Defiant officers take turns keeping Captain Cusack company while they speed to the rescue. They end up revealing some of their deepest thoughts and fears to her, as she gives them counsel. Meanwhile, Quark contrives to ensure that Odo is distracted during an important smuggle.
teleplay by Ronald D. Moore
story by Pam Pietroforte
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Debra Wilson (voice of Lisa Cusack), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover