Once More Unto The Breach

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Worf is approached by Kor, who, despite his status as a Dahar Master, is now without family or influence in the Empire, but wants a command so he can spend his last days as a warrior. However, Martok, who hates Kor, only grudgingly allows him to serve as third officer on Martok’s ship in a five-ship raid into Dominion/Cardassian territory. During the raid, Kor relives an old battle and is ridiculed by the crew, including Martok. Will he get one last chance to redeem himself?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: John Colicos (Kor), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Neil Vipond (Darok), Nancy Youngblut (Kolana), Blake Lindsley (Synon)

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The Siege Of AR-558

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: The Defiant goes on a supply run to AR-558, a body in the Chin’toka system which is the site of a Dominion communications array that the Jem’Hadar are trying to regain control of. The war-weary troops there have lost two thirds of their original numbers, including their commanding officers, and Sisko decides to stay and take charge. Ezri and Kellin are able to reprogram the Jem’Hadar’s antipersonnel mines to use against the enemy, but when the attack comes, what price will be paid for victory?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Raymond Cruz (Vargas), Patrick Kilpatrick (Reese), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Annette Helde (Larkin), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Bill Mumy (Kellin), James Darren (Vic Fontaine)

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Penumbra

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52576.2: Worf is reported missing in action after the ship he was commanding was destroyed by Dominion forces. The Defiant is forced to break off the search; however, Ezri sets out alone in a runabout, determined to find him. Meanwhile, Sisko, who has bought the land for his dream house on Bajor, proposes to Kasidy Yates, but then learns that the Prophets do not approve; and Dukat is secretly altered to appear as a Bajoran.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Rene Echavarria
directed by Steven Posey
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Casey Biggs (Damar), Deborah Lacey (Sarah), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Michelle Horn (Saghi), Majel Barrett (Federation Computer Voice), Judi Durand (Cardassian Computer Voice)

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‘Til Death Do Us Part

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: When Sisko reluctantly tells Kasidy of the Prophet’s warning against their marriage, the wedding is off – but then the Emissary does some soul-searching about whether to heed the dire prediction, or follow his heart. Meanwhile, Kai Winn finally gets a vision, apparently from the Prophets, telling her to expect a “guide” who will aid her in the restoration of Bajor; then when Dukat arrives, posing as a Bajoran farmer named Anjohl, he begins to insinuate himself into her confidence. And on the Breen ship, Worf and Ezri are held captive and interrogated as the ship proceeds to a rendezvous that may spell disaster for the Alpha Quadrant.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Deborah Lacey (Sarah Alien), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), James Otis (Solbor), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)

Original title: Umbra

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Strange Bedfellows

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Kai Winn has another vision, and is horrified when the beings she thought were the Prophets instead identify themselves as the pagh-wraiths, and urge her to embrace their path. “Anjohl” too reveals his allegiance (although not his identity), and Winn is faced with the choice of stepping down as Kai. Meanwhile, Damar is increasingly disturbed and frustrated by the Dominion alliance with the Breen, and by Weyoun’s continued insistence on casually making decisions concerning Cardassia without consulting him. And Worf and Ezri have been taken to Cardassia to await trial and execution.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Rene Auberjonois
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Casey Biggs (Damar), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), James Otis (Solbor), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)

Original title: Eclipse

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The Changing Face Of Evil

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: As Worf and Ezri return safely to DS9, news comes that the Breen have attacked Starfleet Headquarters on Earth. Meanwhile, Damar secretly gathers his forces to strike against the Dominion. When the Breen launch a counter-offensive at the Chin’toka system, Sisko joins the Starfleet reinforcements. On Bajor, at “Anjohl”‘s urging, Kai Winn researches ways to free the pagh wraiths from their imprisonment in the Fire Caves. But Winn’s faithful assistant has learned who Anjohl really is.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Casey Biggs (Damar), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), James Otis (Solbor), John Vickery (Gul Rusot), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)

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When It Rains…

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: With only the Klingon ships able to counteract the Breen’s energy dissipators, Sisko pins Starfleet’s hopes on Damar’s movement. Kira is given a Starfleet commission and sent to help teach the Cardassians how to be rebels. She is accompanied by Garak and by Odo, who provides Bashir with a sample of “goo” before leaving. While analyzing the sample, Bashir discovers that Odo is infected by the disease that is killing the Founders. Meanwhile, on Bajor, Dukat secretly tries to read the Text of the Kosst Amojan himself, to see if he can free the pagh wraiths without Kai Winn’s aid. He is struck blind by a bolt of energy from the book. And Gowron comes to DS9 to give Martok a medal, and announces that he plans to take direct command of the Klingon forces, a move which Martok and Worf fear will prove foolhardy.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Rene Echavarria
story by Rene Echavarria & Spike Steingasser
directed by Michael Dorn
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Casey Biggs (Damar), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), John Vickery (Gul Rusot), Scott Burkholder (Hilliard), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn), Stephen Yoakam (Velal), Vaughn Armstrong (Seskal), Colby French (Ensign Weldon)

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Tacking Into The Wind

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate not given: Kira decides on a bold plan to steal one of the Breen energy-dissipating weapons so that Starfleet can study it and come up with a countermeasure. With a team consisting of herself, Garak, Damar, Rusot and Odo, she gets aboard a Jem’Hadar ship. But there are complications – they must wait for the Breen weapon to be installed, Rusot’s hatred for Kira is growing, and Odo has been trying to conceal the true extent of his illness.
Meanwhile, Gowron has been ordering Martok on several suicidal attacks, as part of a design to undermine Martok politically, yet Martok refuses Worf’s advice to challenge Gowron. And Bashir and O’Brien formulate a plan to lure a Section 31 operative to DS9.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ronald D. Moore
directed by Mike Vejar
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Casey Biggs (Damar), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron), John Vickery (Gul Rusot), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Kitty Swink (Luaran), J. Paul Boehmer (Vornar)

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Extreme Measures

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52645.7: The Breen weapon has been delivered to DS9, and Odo is in the infirmary. At his insistence, Kira leaves with Garak and Damar to continue the Cardassian resistance movement. With only two weeks at most before Odo will die of the Founders’ disease, Bashir and O’Brien let Sisko in on their plan to obtain the cure from Section 31. Finally, Sloan himself shows up, and is promptly captured by Bashir, who plans to use an illegal Romulan memory scanner to probe Sloan’s mind. However, Sloan triggers a suicide device inside his brain, and Bashir, accompanied by O’Brien, must enter Sloan’s mind in order to find the cure.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Steven Posey
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), William Sadler (Sloan), Jacqueline Schultz (Jessica), Kate Asner (Nurse Bandee), Tom Holleron (Operative)

Original title: Night Tremors

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The Dogs Of War

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52861.3: Sisko takes command of a new Defiant-class ship, with special dispensation to rename it from the Sao Paulo to the Defiant; while on Cardassia, the Female Changeling and Weyoun decide to withdraw in order to replenish their ships and troops. Meanwhile, Kira, Damar, and Garak arrive at Cardassia Prime for a meeting, only to learn that they have been betrayed. Kira and the others are forced to hide in the cellar of Garak’s boyhood home, where they learn from Mila that Damar is becoming a legend among the ordinary Cardassian civilians. On DS9, Quark receives a static-garbled message from Grand Nagus Zek, saying that he plans to retire and move to Risa with Ishka, and that he is coming to DS9 to name his successor. Believing that he will be the next Grand Nagus, Quark is disgusted to learn of all the reforms Zek has been making due to Ishka’s influence, and plans to reverse them as soon as he is in power. And Bashir and Ezri Dax finally address their feelings for each other.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Rene Echavarria & Ronald D. Moore
directed by Avery Brooks
music by David Bell

Guest Cast: Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun / Brunt), Max Grodenchik (Rom), Casey Biggs (Damar), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Cecily Adams (Ishka), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), Juliana McCarthy (Mila), Tiny Ron (Maihar’du), Salome Jens (Female Changeling), Wallace Shawn (Zek), Mel Johnson, Jr. (Broca), Vaughn Armstrong (Seskal), Stephen Yoakam (Velal), Paul S. Eckstein (Jem’Hadar), David B. Levinson (Broik), Cathy DeBuono (M’Pella), Leroy D. Brazile (Lonar), Majel Barrett (Federation Computer Voice)

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What You Leave Behind

Star Trek: Deep Space NineStardate 52947.9: The final assault of the Alpha Quadrant allies against the Dominion begins, as the uprising on Cardassia grows. However, Damar and his people pay a heavy price when the Jem’Hadar begin destroying Cardassian cities and exterminating the population. Damar, Kira, and Garak are captured, but saved from execution by fellow revolutionaries. Damar is killed in the effort to storm Dominion headquarters, and Kira and Garak manage to seize control, killing the eighth and last Weyoun in the process, and taking the Female Changeling prisoner. Meanwhile, the tide of the space battle turns when the Cardassian ships begin firing on their erstwhile Dominion allies.

The final end of the war comes when Odo joins Kira and Garak, and links with the Female Changeling, curing her and obtaining her agreement to sign a peace treaty and be tried for her crimes. In exchange, Odo promises to rejoin the Great Link and heal his people, hoping that in time he can teach them to reconcile with the solids.

On Bajor, Dukat, whose sight has returned, has entered the Fire Caves with Winn to release the pagh-wraiths. Winn poisons him as a sacrificial offering, but the wraiths bypass her and possess Dukat’s body instead. Sisko instinctively realizes what is happening and races to the Fire Caves, where in their struggle, he and Dukat fall into the fire, destroying the Text of the Kosst Amojan and sealing the pagh-wraiths in their prison forever. Sisko awakens in the Celestial Temple, where the Prophets tell him that his work is now complete, and that he is now one of them. Kasidy receives a vision from her husband, bidding her goodbye, and promising to return.

Many other goodbyes are exchanged. Garak faces a bittersweet end to his exile. Worf is appointed Federation ambassador to Qo’Nos, and O’Brien leaves to teach engineering at Starfleet Academy. Odo and Kira part on the shores of the Great Link. However, Quark is still serving drinks and making deals at his bar, and Morn still resides on his stool. Bashir and Ezri also remain on the station, as do Nog and Kasidy. And together, Kira and Jake keep watch on the wormhole…

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Rosalind Chao (Keiko), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun), Salome Jens (Female Shapeshifter), Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates), Andrew J. Robinson (Garak), Casey Biggs (Damar), Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Aron Eisenberg (Nog), J.G. Hertzler (Martok), Barry Jenner (Admiral Ross), Deborah Lacey (Sarah), Julianna McCarthy (Mila), Hana Hatae (Molly), James Darren (Vic Fontaine), Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn), Mel Johnson, Jr. (Broca), Greg Ellis (Ekoor), Cyndi Pass (Ginger), Kevin Scott Allen (Jem’Hadar), Christopher Halsted (Jem’Hadar First), Judi Durand (Cardassian Computer Voice)

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