Stardate 46922.3: A Klingon ship makes an unexpected return from a scientific mission in the Gamma Quadrant and self-destructs. A single member of the ship’s crew beams himself into Ops, dying shortly after cryptically announcing “victory.” As Dax and O’Brien start trying to piece together the mystery of the Klingon ship, divisions take place between members of DS9’s crew. Kira, still unsatisfied after losing an argument with Sisko about security arrangements for a shipload of possible allies of the Cardassians, begins to plot against the commander, quietly gathering loyal followers among the crew and threatening those who don’t sympathize with her cause. Sisko, in the meantime, goes into hiding supposedly for security reasons, as he and Chief O’Brien prepare for Kira’s imminent mutiny. Odo remains the only officer who hasn’t taken up arms with either side yet, since he has his own motive.
written by Joe Menosky
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Tom Towles (Klingon), Stephen Parr (Valerian), Randy Pflug (Guard), Jeff Pruitt (Ensign)
LogBook entry by Earl Green