Stardate not given: DS9 is being abandoned, and everyone from the Starfleet contingent to civilians are evacuating to various places of safety. In the meantime, Sisko and some others decide to stay and fight it out with the Bajoran assault squadrons. Kira is determined to get proof of the Cardassians’ interference in Bajoran affairs to the Chamber of Ministers, even if it means walking into the assembly and showing the evidence to them herself. Li tells her where to find hidden fighter craft left over from the Cardassian occupation, and with Dax’s help, Kira sets out on her mission. Bajorans General Krim and Colonel Day, along with several shiploads of soldiers, take over the station, cautious because there is no resistance. Sisko, Li, Odo, and many other crew members begin to wage guerilla warfare upon DS9’s new occupants. Kira and Dax, after a quick dogfight with Bajoran assault ships, crash-land on Bajor and are rescued by Vedek Bareil, who gets them into the Chamber of Ministers with the damning evidence intact. As the Circle’s popularity dissolves before the eyes of its high-ranking supporters, the Bajoran troops on DS9 are ordered to stand down – but some of them insist on bearing a deadly hatred that will cost the Bajora one of their greatest legends.
written by Michael Piller
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Louise Fletcher (Vedek Winn), Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Steven Weber (Day), Richard Beymer (Li Nalas), Stephen Macht (Krim), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Philip Anglim (Vedek Bareil), Frank Langella (Minister Jaro), Katrina Carlson (Bajoran Officer), Hana Hatae (Molly)
LogBook entry by Earl Green