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REGULAR CAST

Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois as Odo
Nicole DeBoer as Ezri Dax
Michael Dorn as Worf
Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman as Quark
Alexander Siddig as Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys

RECURRING CAST

Cecily Adams as Ishka
Marc Alaimo as Dukat
Philip Anglim as Bareil
Casey Biggs as Damar
Rosalind Chao as Keiko O'Brien
Jeffrey Combs as Weyoun and Brunt
James Darren as Vic Fontaine
Paul Dooley as Enabran Tain
Aron Eisenberg as Nog
Louise Fletcher as Winn
Max Grodenchik as Rom
J.G. Hertzler as Martok
Barry Jenner as Admiral Ross
Salome Jens as the Founder
Penny Johnson as Kasidy Yates
Kenneth Marshall as Eddington
Chase Masterson as Leeta
Robert O'Reilly as Gowron
Duncan Regehr as Shakaar
Andrew Robinson as Garak
Wallace Shawn as Zek
Mark Allen Shepard as Morn

FIRST SEASON

Episode 1 - Emissary
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Stardate 46379.1
Commander Sisko arrives at Deep Space Nine and finds himself caught between Starfleet, the Bajorans, the Cardassians, and the mysterious beings called the Prophets who may hold the key to controlling the Alpha Quadrant.

Episode 2 - Past Prologue
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A friend of Kira’s from the Bajoran Resistance asks Sisko for asylum from the Cardassians, swearing that his days as a terrorist are at an end.

Episode 3 - A Man Alone
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Stardate 46421.5
When a Bajoran is killed in a holosuite, Odo becomes the prime suspect, though Kira believes that he was framed; meanwhile, Keiko O'Brien opens a school on the station.

Episode 4 - Babel
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Stardate 46423.7
The station is afflicted with an airborne virus that first causes people to speak nonsense, then triggers deadly fevers.

Episode 5 - Captive Pursuit
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Deep Space Nine becomes the site of a struggle between the captive Tosk, bred to be hunted, and those who pursue him for sport.

Episode 6 - Q-Less
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Stardate 46421.5
Vash arrives at Deep Space Nine tailed by Q, whom everyone blames when trouble immediately follows.

Episode 7 - Dax
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Stardate 46910.1
Jadzia Dax is arrested by the Klaestron for an act of treason and murder allegedly committed by the Trill symbiont’s previous host.

Episode 8 - The Passenger
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Bashir tries to save a prisoner who has been killing others to prolong his own life.

Episode 9 - Move Along Home
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The Wadi, who like games, make Quark lead the senior crew on a trip through a complicated maze.

Episode 10 - The Nagus
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The leader of the Ferengi, the Grand Nagus, visits the station to check up on Quark’s profits.

Episode 11 - Vortex
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A killing on Deep Space Nine puts Odo in contact with a man who claims to know of a colony of changelings in the Gamma Quadrant.

Episode 12 - Battle Lines
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A shuttle carrying Kai Opaka on a brief tour of the Gamma Quadrant encounters trouble and crashes on a planet where she dies, leaving Sisko to deal with the residents.

Episode 13 - The Storyteller
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Stardate 46729.1
O’Brien visits a Bajoran village where he is mistaken for a raconteur who can keep a monster from attacking the population.

Episode 14 - Progress
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Kira is ordered to evacuate an old man from his lunar home so the Bajorans can use the moon for an energy transfer to fuel their planet.

Episode 15 - If Wishes Were Horses
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Stardate 46910.1
Crewmembers’ fantasies come to life – some silly and harmless, but increasingly disruptive – just as a spatial anomaly threatens Bajor.

Episode 16 - The Forsaken
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Stardate 46925.1
While an alien entity wreaks havoc with the station’s computer, Lwaxana Troi becomes romantically interested in Odo.

Episode 17 - Dramatis Personae
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Stardate 46922.3
A telepathic energy field delivered by a dying Klingon pits the crew against one another as Kira leads a revolt to remove Sisko.

Episode 18 - Duet
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Kira identifies a Cardassian seeking medical attention on the station as a war criminal who massacred Bajorans during the Occupation.

Episode 19 - In the Hands of the Prophets
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Vedek Winn comes to the station objecting to Bajoran children being taught that the Prophets of the Celestial Temple are mere aliens in an artificial wormhole.


SECOND SEASON

Episode 20 - The Homecoming
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As a power struggle develops between Bajor’s government and a group of dissidents, Kira rescues Bajoran resistance hero Li Nalas and brings him to Deep Space Nine.

Episode 21 - The Circle
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While Sisko negotiates with Bareil about opposing Vedek Winn, Kira discovers the deadly conspiracy behind the rising powers in Bajor’s government.

Episode 22 - The Siege
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While Sisko and Li lead covert resistance against a Bajoran force on Deep Space Nine, Kira and Dax attempt to reveal the source of the Circle’s power.

Episode 23 - Invasive Procedures
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Stardate 47182.1
A Trill rejected as a candidate for joining takes the crew hostage and has the Dax symbiont implanted in himself, leaving Jadzia to die.

Episode 24 - Cardassians
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Stardate 47177.2
A Cardassian boy who was adopted by Bajorans seeks help when his biological father learns of his existence from Dukat and seeks custody.

Episode 25 - Melora
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Stardate 47229.1
A scientist from a planet with very light gravity arrives on the station with her natural metabolism acting as a severe handicap.

Episode 26 - Rules of Aquisition
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Negotiating a deal for the Grand Nagus, Quark seeks the advice of Pel, who complicates matters by making a pass at him.

Episode 27 - Necessary Evil
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Stardate 47282.5
When Quark is attacked, Odo must reopen a murder case, begun when the station was under Cardassian control, for which Kira was a prime suspect.

Episode 28 - Second Sight
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Stardate 47329.4
Sisko begins to fall in love with a mysterious woman, then discovers that she has a connection to a visiting scientist.

Episode 29 - Sanctuary
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Stardate 47391.2
A matriarchal race fleeing persecution in the Gamma Quadrant claims Bajor as its legendary homeland and requests permission to settle there.

Episode 30 - Rivals
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A sexy grifter arrives on Deep Space Nine and opens a bar to rival Quark’s, but his games wreak havoc on the station.

Episode 31 - The Alternate
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Stardate 47391.7
Dr. Mora, the Bajoran scientist who first recognized Odo’s sentience, comes to the station to track the shapeshifter’s origins.

Episode 32 - Armageddon Game
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O’Brien and Bashir help two warring races dismantle deadly weapons, only to be targeted for death because of their expertise.

Episode 33 - Whispers
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Stardate 47581.2
When O’Brien returns from an away mission, he finds that the entire crew is treating him strangely, including his wife and daughter.

Episode 34 - Paradise
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Stardate 47573.1
Sisko and O’Brien crash on a planet settled by humans who have rejected technology, led by a charismatic woman who will tolerate no dissent..

Episode 35 - Shadowplay
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Stardate 47603.3
Odo and Dax visit a planet whose inhabitants are mysteriously disappearing. Meanwhile, Quark tries to hide a criminal scheme from Kira.

Episode 36 - Playing God
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While Dax is evaluating a Trill seeking to be joined, she discovers an embryonic universe developing and threatening the station.

Episode 37 - Profit and Loss
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Quark is reunited with the great love of his life, a Cardassian woman who is now a fugitive.

Episode 38 - Blood Oath
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Three Klingons with whom Curzon Dax took an oath of vengeance – the legendary captains Kor, Koloth, and Kang – arrive to plan an attack on their enemy’s stronghold.

Episode 39 - The Maquis, Part One
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When a terrorist group sets out to retake Federation colonies in the Demilitarized Zone from the Cardassians, Sisko fears his oldest friend may be involved.

Episode 40 - The Maquis, Part Two
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Sisko must join forces with Gul Dukat to stop the Maquis from igniting a war between Cardassia and the Federation.

Episode 41 - The Wire
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By unraveling some of the secrets of the Cardassian’s past, Bashir fights to save Garak from an experimental brain implant that is slowly killing him.

Episode 42 - Crossover
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Kira and Bashir accidentally enter the alternate universe visited by Kirk’s crew, where Terrans are slaves and Kira’s double is a tyrant.

Episode 43 - The Collaborator
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Kira learns from Winn that her lover Bareil may have been responsible for betraying a group of Bajoran rebels to their Cardassian murderers.

Episode 44 - Tribunal
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Stardate 47944.2
Miles O’Brien is arrested, tortured, and tried by a Cardassian court for a crime he knows nothing about.

Episode 45 - The Jem'Hadar
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During a field trip in the Gamma Quadrant with Jake and Nog, Sisko and Quark are taken prisoner by soldiers of the Dominion.


THIRD SEASON

Episode 46 - The Search, Part One
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Stardate 48212.4
Sisko takes his crew on the Defiant to make peace with the leaders of the Dominion in the Gamma Quadrant, where Odo finds himself irresistibly drawn to a nebula with a planet at the center.

Episode 47 - The Search, Part Two
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Odo studies the ways of his people while Sisko and the rest of the crew negotiate with the Dominion.

Episode 48 - The House of Quark
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Quark is accused of killing a Klingon and claims that it’s true to bolster his reputation…until the dead man’s widow comes looking for him.

Episode 49 - Equilibrium
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A secret from the Dax symbiont’s past threatens Jadzia’s life, necessitating her return to Trill.

Episode 50 - Second Skin
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Kira is kidnapped, surgically altered to appear Cardassian, and told that she has been an Obsidian Order operative disguised as a Bajoran.

Episode 51 - The Abandoned
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When a young Jem'Hadar is brought aboard the station, Odo tries to train him to overcome his instincts to fight and kill. Ultimately, he is unsuccessful, but Bashir and the others learn a great deal about Jem'Hadar development.

Episode 52 - Civil Defense
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When an automated Cardassian self-defense programmed into the formerly Cardassian station is accidentally activated, not even Gul Dukat is certain he can save the crew which is trying to stop it.

Episode 53 - Meridian
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Stardate 48423.2
On a planet which phases into a different dimension for the better part of each century, Dax falls in love with a man she can only stay with for a day - unless she chooses to stay for a lifetime. In the end, her inability to shift dimensions nearly destroys the planet, and she is forced to leave.

Episode 54 - Defiant
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Stardate 48467.3
Will Riker's clone Tom abducts Kira, steals the Defiant, and takes the ship into Cardassian territory on a Maquis mission to stop a Cardassian military buildup. Sisko is forced to work with Gul Dukat to stop him; both leaders are stunned to realize that Riker was right about the Obsidian Order massing a secret fleet.

Episode 55 - Fascination
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Members of the crew are struck by irrepressible urges to forsake their lovers and pair up with unexpected partners during a Bajoran festival attended by Lwaxana Troi, whose Betazoid hormones prove to be the cause. Only Sisko manages to stay out of the embarrassment.

Episode 56 - Past Tense, Part One
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Stardate 48481.2
A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax into Earth's past several hundred years earlier, where they inadvertently contribute to the death of a man who put a stop to the horrific police-state mentality and the violence of the inner cities.

Episode 57 - Past Tense, Part Two
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Sisko must take on the identity of the hero from Earth's past and end a violent siege, while Kira and O'Brien try to find him and the rest of the crew trapped in time with him.

Episode 58 - Life Support
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Stardate 48498.4
When Bareil is seriously injured during transport to the station to negotiate a peace treaty for Cardassia, both Winn and Kira convince Bashir to keep him alive using methods which destroy much of Bareil's individuality. Ultimately, Bashir follow's the Vedek's wishes and lets him die.

Episode 59 - Heart of Stone
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Stardate 48521.5
When Kira is trapped in a growing crystal formation and her death seems imminent, Odo confesses his love for her. But he realizes that the situation is not what is seems, and ultimately learns that "Kira" is a female shapeshifter trying to figure out a means to lure him back to the Founders.

Episode 60 - Destiny
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Stardate 48543.2
Sisko undertakes a joint scientific venture with Cardassian scientists to place a communications relay on the far side of the wormhole, despite a frightening Bajoran prophecy which seems to be coming true piece by piece.

Episode 61 - Prophet Motive
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The Grand Nagus abruptly rewrites the Rules of Acquisition and takes up altruism, inspiring Quark to investigate his leader's actions. He discovers that Zerk's meddling with the wormhole entities led to their meddling with him in turn.

Episode 62 - Visionary
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A temporal accident flings O'Brien into the near future, where he witnesses his own death and the destruction of the station. He is able to prevent the latter, but not the former, and must take his own place in the altered timeline.

Episode 63 - Distant Voices
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In order to save his own life, Bashir must confront different aspects of his own personality, manifested to him as members of the crew as he lays dying after an attack.

Episode 64 - Through the Looking Glass
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Kidnapped by "Smiley" O'Brien into the dark alternate universe, Sisko must take on the role of his dead counterpart in the resistance movement and in the beds of Dax and Kira in order to save Jennifer, his wife from Deep Space Nine's universe.

Episode 65 - Improbable Cause
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A terrorist attack on Garak's shop and a series of additional violent episodes cause Odo to launch an investigation into who is trying to kill the exiled Cardassian tailor who was once a spy. Garak does his own investigating, and finds out that he can't trust anyone.

Episode 66 - The Die Is Cast
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As Romulan and Cardassian ships prepare for an ill-advised attack on the Dominion, Garak's former mentor (and possible father) demands that Garak prove his loyalty by helping him test a weapon for use against the Founders on Odo.

Episode 67 - Explorers
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Sisko builds a version of an ancient Bajoran space vessel in an effort to prove that prehistoric Bajorans really achieved warp velocity and landed on Cardassia, as legends suggest.

Episode 68 - Family Business
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When a Ferengi inquisitor comes to punish him for the crimes of his relatives, Quark travels to Ferenginar to punish his Moogie for violating Ferengi law - not only does she wear clothes these days, but she's amassed quite a profit over the years.

Episode 69 - Shakaar
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Kira joins her former leader from the Resistance, whom she was dispatched to arrest, in his struggle to free the planet from the dictates of Kai Winn. He succeeds, and appears likely to become Bajor's new leader.

Episode 70 - Facets
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Jadzia asks her friends to take on the personalities of Dax's past hosts for a Trill rite of closure. She bonds with suddenly maternal Kira and shudders from violent Sisko. Once Odo gets Curzon inside him, however, he doesn't want the ritual to end.

Episode 71 - The Adversary
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Stardate 48959.1
A changeling tricks Sisko and the crew into taking actions that could start a war with the Klingons.


FOURTH SEASON

Episode 72 - The Way of the Warrior, Part One
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Stardate 49011.4
As Worf arrives on temporary assignment to Deep Space Nine, the Klingons and Starfleet come into conflict, both locally and on a galactic scale.

Episode 73 - The Way of the Warrior, Part Two
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When the Klingon Empire breaks its long-lived peace treaty with the Federation, Worf must decide where his loyalties lie.

Episode 74 - The Visitor
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An engineering accident throws Benjamin Sisko out of phase with the universe, but he appears to Jake periodically when the dimensions shift. Jake spends his entire life obsessed with finding a way to bring him back, finally realizing that only his own death can provide a means to destroy his timeline.

Episode 75 - Hippocratic Oath
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Stardate 49066.5
When Bashir is taken hostage by a rebel group of Jem'Hadar, he agrees to help them fight their addiction to Dominion-engineered Ketracel-White, over O'Brien's passionate objections.

Episode 76 - Indiscretion
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When Kira sets off on a mission to recover the survivors of a long-lost Bajoran ship, Dukat insists on accompanying her. She learns why when he admits that his Bajoran lover was aboard the vessel, and his illegitimate half-Bajoran daughter - Ziyal, whom he intends to kill - is one of the survivors.

Episode 77 - Rejoined
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Stardate 49195.5
Jadzia is torn between a Trill law prohibiting relationships with lovers from past incarnations, and her love for a woman who now hosts the symbiont which was joined with the wife of one of the Dax symbiont's previous hosts.

Episode 78 - Little Green Men
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An illegal scheme of Quark's on the way to drop Nog off at the Academy on Earth traps Quark, Rom, and Nog in 1947 at Roswell. Paranoia, confusion, and hilarity ensue.

Episode 79 - Starship Down
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A battle with the Jem'Hadar strands the Defiant in the atmosphere of a planet. While Dax and Bashir are trapped in a lift together and Kira tries to keep a dying Sisko alert on the bridge, Quark represents the best hope for assistance.

Episode 80 - The Sword of Kahless
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Kor convinces Worf and Dax to accompany him on a search for the mythical weapon of the great Klingon leader, which he believes can unite the Empire. Instead, it almost tears apart the three of them.

Episode 81 - Our Man Bashir
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Several crewmembers are trapped inside Bashir's malfunctioning spy holonovel. He must find a way to keep their characters alive long enough for a rescue.

Episode 82 - Homefront
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Stardate 49170.65
Sisko returns to Earth in the face of mounting evidence that changelings may have infiltrated both the planet and Starfleet. While Odo attempts to prove his trustworthiness to Starfleet, Sisko finds that he can't even trust his own family anymore.

Episode 83 - Paradise Lost
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Sisko and Odo realize that a Starfleet admiral is using public fear of a Dominion invasion to sieze control of the planet from the Federation. In confusion about where his loyalties lie, Worf finds that he may have to fire on Starfleet ships.

Episode 84 - Crossfire
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When Shakaar, who is now First Minister of Bajor, confesses to Odo that he's attracted to Kira and vice versa, the security officer finds it difficult to concentrate on his job of protecting Shakaar. Kira and Shakaar end up together, and Quark realizes that Odo is in love with Kira.

Episode 85 - Return to Grace
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Demoted because of his dealings with the Deep Space Nine crew and the illegitimate daughter of whom Kira is guardian, Dukat asks for the Major's assistance in regaining his place among Cardassians on a covert mission.

Episode 86 - Sons of Mogh
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Stardate 49556.2
Kurn, an outcast among Klingons because of Worf's dishonor, asks his brother to perform a ritual execution. Bashir provides an alternative - surgery which will wipe out Kurn's memories, turning him into a member of a non-disgraced house.

Episode 87 - Bar Association
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Quark's employees, led by his brother Rom and the Dabo girl Leeta, form a union and go on strike.

Episode 88 - Accession
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A Bajoran who disappeared 200 years previously comes out of the wormhole and challenges Sisko's claim to be the Emissary. Sisko suggests that they take it up with the Prophets, who appear to confirm his status as their liaison.

Episode 89 - Rules of Engagement
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Stardate 49665.3
Worf goes on trial under suspicion of savagely destroying a Klingon ship full of innocent people. Though the Klingon attorney argues persuasively, Sisko realizes that Worf is being framed for a crime which may not even have occurred.

Episode 90 - Hard Time
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O'Brien has memories of a twenty-year prison term implanted into his brain by aliens. He has difficulty reintegrating into his life and work on the station, and is confused by the role a fellow prisoner plays in his memories.

Episode 91 - Shattered Mirror
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When Jennifer Sisko lures Jake into her alternate universe, Benjamin follows his son into a war where Garak is Worf's slave and the Intendant alternately pines for Sisko and longs for his death.

Episode 92 - The Muse
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A mysterious woman offers to provide Jake with inspiration for his stories. Meanwhile, Odo tries to protect a pregnant Lwaxana Troi from her husband, who comes to claim her child; he offers to marry her, but she gallantly declines once her baby is safe from possible repatriation.

Episode 93 - For the Cause
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Sisko discovers evidence that Kasidy Yates is a Maquis agent. His pursuit of her ship allows security officer Eddington to take advantage of his absence, rob the station, and escape, and Sisko is forced to incarcerate his lover.

Episode 94 - To the Death
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Stardate 49904.2
Sisko and his crew aboard the Defiant join forces Jem'Hadar soldiers to stop a group of renegade Jem'Hadar from taking power.

Episode 95 - The Quickening
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Bashir tries to stop a plague on a society in the Gamma Quadrant which has been infected with a terminal disease engineered by the Jem'Hadar. Though he finds a way to prevent the illness in the next generation, he can do nothing for the living victims, who usually commit suicide when they become symptomatic.

Episode 96 - Body Parts
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Mistakenly believing that he has a fatal illness, Quark sells his body parts to pay off his debts, then finds himself unable to break the contract when he learns that he is going to live. He is forced to accept banishment from Ferengi society.

Episode 97 - Broken Link
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Stardate 49962.4
Odo is afflicted with a disease by the Founders in order to force him to return to his home planet to face judgment for having killed a changeling - an unprecedented crime. The sentence: since he has chosen to live among the solids, he is made a solid.


FIFTH SEASON

Episode 98 - Apocalypse Rising
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Going on evidence picked up by Odo from the Founders, Sisko, Odo, O'Brien and Worf enter Klingon territory to expose Klingon High Council Leader Gowron as a Changeling. They end up in the right place, but discover that they have the wrong man.

Episode 99 - The Ship
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Stardate 50049.3
While the life of a crewmember hangs in the balance, Sisko struggles to gain control of a crashed Jem'Hadar warship. He wins, but finds the costs of the conflict too high.

Episode 100 - Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places
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While Worf helps Quark court Grilka, Quark's former "wife," on whom Worf himself has developed a crush, Dax plots to make Worf hers.

>Episode 101 - Nor the Battle to the Strong
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Trapped with Bashir on a planet being assaulted by the Klingons, Jake panicks and flees a battle, lies to Bashir, and must come to terms with his cowardice.

Episode 102 - The Assignment
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Keiko O'Brien's body is possessed by an alien who forces O'Brien to secretly sabotage the station; if he refuses, the alien will kill his wife, and possibly his child as well. Fortunately, he manages to be one step ahead.

Episode 103 - Trials and Tribble-ations
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A vengeful Arne Darvin forces Sisko and crew to travel back in time to space station K-7, where Kirk's Enterprise once stopped a shipment of grain poisoned by the Klingons. Sisko has to save Kirk's life without stopping the historical inundation by tribbles, or the temporal authorities will punish him severely.

Episode 104 - Let He Who is Without Sin...
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Worf, Dax, Bashir, and Leeta travel to Risa together, where a depressed Worf falls under the sway of a group determined to destroy the pleasure planet and where Leeta dumps Bashir for Rom.

Episode 105 - Things Past
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Sisko, Odo, and Garak find themselves on Terok Nor, mysteriously placed in the roles of a group of Bajorans condemned by Odo to execution years earlier. When he tells Kira of the truth about the events, she's not sure she can forgive him, any more than he could forgive her for the circumstances in which she committed a murder under his jurisdiction.

Episode 106 - The Ascent
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Odo and Quark are stranded together on a cold, desolate planet, and find that they must work together to reach the device which is their only hope of rescue.

Episode 107 - The Rapture
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Sisko sees visions of a Bajoran archaeological mystery which may hold the key to Bajor's future as well as its past, but when the visions threaten to kill him, Bashir - with the support of Jake and Kasidy - puts a stop to them.

Episode 108 - The Darkness and the Light
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Stardate 50416.2
An anonymous assassin is killing off the members of Kira's resistance cell. When Odo investigates, he realizes that it's Kira's own voice on the strange recording left by the murderer. Despite her pregnancy, Kira, pursues the killer, a Cardassian injured by her during the Occupation.

Episode 109 - The Begotten
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Odo raises an infant changeling and quarrels with his own mentor about proper parenting techniques. Though the young shapeshifter dies, it returns to Odo the ability to transform. Meanwhile, Kira gives birth, hindered by fretful Shakaar and O'Brien.

Episode 110 - For the Uniform
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Stardate 50485.2
Sisko pursues a vendetta against Eddington, who fancies himself Jean Valjean to Sisko's Javert and ultimately ecapes to the Maquis once again.

Episode 111 - In Purgatory's Shadow
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While Worf and Garak are held prisoner in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko learns of an impending Dominion invasion.

Episode 112 - By Inferno's Light
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Stardate 50564.2
Gul Dukat forges an alliance between Cardassia and the Dominion, and plots to destroy the Federation and retake Deep Space Nine. Meanwhile, Worf and Garak are held prisoner and discover that Martok is still alive...and a prisoner or the Jem'Hadar.

Episode 113 - Doctor Bashir, I Presume
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Bashir is selected as the model for Starfleet's newest emergency medical hologram, but his parents' arrival precipitates the discovery of his deepest secret: as a child, he was genetically altered for higher intelligence and coordination, a crime by his parents that could cost him his commission.

Episode 114 - A Simple Investigation
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Odo has an affair with a woman connected to a crime ring, who has been threatened with murder for her attempts to break free of her criminal past and reclaim her life from before her involvement.

Episode 115 - Business as Usual
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Quark takes a job running munitions for an arms dealer, but when he realizes that the man is supporting a holocaust, his conscience begins to bother him. He fears that he will be killed before he can get out and stop the slaughter.

Episode 116 - Ties of Blood and Water
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Stardate 50712.5
The Cardassian who once thought Kira was his long-lost daughter comes to the station wishing to impart information to her, but caring for him reminds Kira too painfully of the death of her own father, whom she avoided while she was fighting in the Resistance.

Episode 117 - Ferengi Love Songs
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Quark discovers that his mother is in love with the Grand Nagus, but is willing to sacrifice her happiness in order to regain status in Ferengi society.

Episode 118 - Soldiers of the Empire
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On a mission to help Martok in the Klingon struggle with the Cardassian-Dominion Alliance, Worf realizes that his friend is no longer fit to lead, and that assassination is the only means of displacing him. Goaded on by Dax, he challenges Martok, whom he permits to defeat him. In gratitude, Martok invites Worf to join his house.

Episode 119 - Children of Time
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Stardate 50814.2
When the Defiant lands on a planet populated by the descendants of its crew, who will crash when it attempts to leave and end up three hundred years in the past, Sisko and his crew must choose between their lives and that of the community of their descendants. Ultimately, the decision is made for them by Odo, who refuses to let Kira die even to save thousands of others.

Episode 120 - Blaze of Glory
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Sisko attempts to prevent Eddington from assisting in a Maquis attack which could bring reprisals against thousands. He rescues the final survivors of the Maquis, witnesses Eddington's death, and struggles with Eddington's accusations that the compromises of men like himself have led to the current threat to the Federation.

Episode 121 - Empok Nor
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When O'Brien, Garak, Nog and a salvage team are stranded on a Cardassian space station, Garak suddenly becomes a different person.

Episode 122 - In the Cards
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Stardate 50929.4
Jake wants to buy a rare baseball card to raise his father's mood in the preamble to war with the Dominion, but finds that he has to lie, cheat, manipulate people, and risk an interstellar incident in order to get it.

Episode 123 - A Call to Arms
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Stardate 50975.2
With war inevitable, Worf joins a Klingon fleet, Dax uses the Defiant to place mines near the entrance to the wormhole, Sisko and Kira prepare to sabotage the station before the Cardassians take it back, and Rom and Leeta get married.


SIXTH SEASON

Episode 124 - A Time to Stand
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While Kira and Odo adjust to life on a Cardassian-occupied station, Sisko and crew take a Jem'Hadar ship deep into Cardassian space to destroy the supply of Ketracel-White in the Alpha Quadrant.

Episode 125 - Rocks and Shoals
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Stranded on a planet with a contingent of Jem'Hadar and a dying Vorta, Sisko struggles to protect his crew without compromising his principles. On the station, Kira decides that she's compromised her principles enough, and vows to fight the invaders.

Episode 126 - Sons and Daughters
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While Alexander struggles to become a Klingon warrior and fit on on General Martok's ship, Ziyal returns to the station determined to make peace between Dukat and Kira.

Episode 127 - Behind the Lines
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Restless in his desk job, Sisko plans to retake the station, while Odo works with Dukat and the Dominion and Kira plots against them.

Episode 128 - Favor the Bold
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In order to stop Jem'Hadar reinforcements from entering the Alpha Quadrant, Sisko leads a fleet against the Dominion; meanwhile, Kira and Rom try to halt the Cardassians from within.

Episode 129 - The Sacrifice of Angels
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The combined Federation-Klingon fleet successfully retakes the station, but Odo remains dangerously connected to another changeling, and Dukat's conflicted loyalties become his undoing.

Episode 130 - You Are Cordially Invited
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Before they can wed, Worf must undergo a Klingon purification ritual and Dax must gain the approval of Martok's unsympathetic wife.

Episode 131 - Resurrection
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Bareil, the mirror universe duplicate of Kira's dead lover, arrives on the station and begins to fall for Kira, but his motives are not what they seem.

Episode 132 - Statistical Probabilities
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A group of genetically-enhanced social misfits come to the station and convince Bashir that surrender is the Federation's only hope against the Dominion.

Episode 133 - The Magnificent Ferengi
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When Moogie is kidnapped, Quark and a group of Ferengi agree to meet with Dominion representatives on Empok Nor to negotiate.

Episode 134 - Waltz
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As Sisko is transporting Dukat, their shuttle is destroyed, and the captain awakens to find himself alone and dependent on a madman.

Episode 135 - Who Mourns For Morn?
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Morn's death leads to a struggle among his former associates for possession of his valuables, which Morn has left to Quark.

Episode 136 - Far Beyond the Stars
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Sisko hallucinates that he is an oppressed science fiction writer in 20th century Earth, then becomes unsure whether he really is an oppressed science fiction writer hallucinating that he's a Starfleet captain.

Episode 137 - One Little Ship
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When the Defiant is boarded by Jem'Hadar, a group of crewmembers miniaturized in a dangerous experiment must rescue the crew.

Episode 138 - Honor Among Thieves
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O'Brien is sent to infiltrate the criminal Orion Syndicate, but becomes too close to one of his informants.

Episode 139 - Change of Heart
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On a dangerous away mission, Worf must choose between Starfleet's objectives and Jadzia's life.

Episode 140 - Inquisition
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When Starfleet interrogates the crew in a search for a potential Dominion spy, Bashir emerges as the most likely suspect. To his shock, he learns ultimately that he was never believed guilty of any crime, but that a top-secret intelligence group called Section 31 wants to recruit him.

Episode 141 - Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
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After traveling through time with the help of an Orb, Kira discovers that her mother - whom she believed killed early in the Cardassian occupation of Bajor - was Gul Dukat's mistress.

Episode 142 - In the Pale Moonlight
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Sisko must work with Garak to help bring the Romulans into the war on the side of the Federation.

Episode 143 - His Way
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Odo consults with a holographic lounge singer about how to win the love of Kira, and ultimately succeeds.

Episode 144 - The Reckoning
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After the discovery of an ancient Bajoran artifact, the Emissary puts his first officer's and his son's life in danger when a Prophet and a Pah-Wraith take over their bodies to wage an ancient war.

Episode 145 - Valiant
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Jake and Nog are rescued from the Dominion by a Starfleet ship manned by very young officers who are determined to prove themselves at any cost.

Episode 146 - Profit and Lace
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A feminist revolution led by Quark's mother on Ferenginar leads to the deposition of the Nagus and forces Quark to impersonate a female in order to impress an important businessman.

Episode 147 - Time's Orphan
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Molly O'Brien falls through an ancient time-shifting device, emerging as an adult who has lived alone in the wild since her early youth.

Episode 148 - The Sound of Her Voice
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The crew of the Defiant attempts a rescue of a Starfleet captain trapped alone on a planet with diminishing life support.

Episode 149 - The Tears of the Prophets
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A disastrous decision by Sisko and the evil machinations of Dukat lead to the collapse of the wormhole and the death of Jadzia Dax.


SEVENTH SEASON

Episode 150 - Image in the Sand
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As Kira struggles to run Deep Space Nine without the wormhole and Worf mourns Jadzia, Sisko receives a vision from the Prophets of a mysterious woman.

Episode 151 - Shadows and Symbols
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Sisko travels with Ezri Dax, his father and son to learn what the Prophets expect from him; Kira refuses to obey a Starfleet demand that Bajor cooperate with the Romulans.

Episode 152 - Afterimage
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Ezri Dax and Garak both attempt to come to terms with their conflicted roles and relationships.

Episode 153 - Take Me Out To the Holosuite
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When a condescending Vulcan whom Sisko despises arrives at the station with a list of complaints, Sisko and crew declare war...on the baseball field.

Episode 154 - Chrysalis
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When Bashir uses an innovative technique to treat the autistic, genetically altered genius Serena, he begins to fall in love with the woman she becomes.

Episode 155 - Treachery, Faith, and the Great River
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Odo is summoned by an escaped clone of Weyoun, who wishes to defect and who tells the changeling that the Founders are all dying; as the Dominion pursues them, O'Brien tries to get the Defiant repaired with Nog's help.

Episode 156 - Once More Unto the Breach
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Worf helps Kor get a posting to Martok's ship so that the aging warrior can die a noble death.

Episode 157 - The Siege of AR-558
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Sisko and several crewmembers choose to remain on an embattled outpost to help during a grisly battle with the Dominion.

Episode 158 - Covenant
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Dukat, now the leader of a Bajoran religious cult, has Kira abducted and brought to Empok Nor in an attempt to convert her.

Episode 159 - It's Only a Paper Moon
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After having lost a leg in the siege of AR-558, Nog returns to DS9 and finds he's most comfortable on the holodeck with Vic.

Episode 160 - Prodigal Daughter
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When O'Brien disappears on Ezri's home planet, she reluctantly returns home for the first time since receiving the Dax symbiont in order to enlist her mother's help in finding the Chief.

Episode 161 - The Emperor's New Cloak
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After Quark receives a message that the Nagus has been taken prisoner in the Mirror universe, he and Rom cross over on a rescue mission.

Episode 162 - Field of Fire
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In order to solve a series of murders on the station, Ezri contacts Dax's former host Joran, a murderer.

Episode 163 - Chimera
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Odo's chance encounter with another changeling abandoned at birth by the Founders leads him to question his place on Deep Space Nine and his relationship with Kira.

Episode 164 - Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang
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A programming variation put mobsters in charge of Vic's holographic bar and casino, requiring the crew to take on the personas of characters from the 1960s to save Vic.

Episode 165 - Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
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Section 31 demands that Bashir become involved in a secret mission to spy on a Tal'Shiar leader and determine whether a dormant illness could be used as a pretext for his murder.

Episode 166 - Penumbra
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Sisko makes plans to settle down with Kasidy Yates, but a warning from the Prophets intervenes; hearing that Worf is missing in action, Ezri goes in search of Jadzia's husband.

Episode 167 - Till Death Do Us Part
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Ezri and Worf discover that they were imprisoned by the Breen because the mysterious race have become allies of the Dominion; Dukat, disguised as a Bajoran, woos Kai Winn; and Sisko marries Kasidy Yates despite warnings from the Prophets.

Episode 168 - Strange Bedfellows
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As Winn realizes she has been led astray by her new lover and her own ambition, Worf and Ezri are scheduled to be executed.

Episode 169 - The Changing Face of Evil
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In the midst of a Starfleet defeat, Damar changes sides...and the odds. Meanwhile, Winn learns the identity of her lover, yet prepares to follow the dark path he has shown her.

Episode 170 - When It Rains...
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Gowron takes command of the Klingon forces, Dukat is blinded and turned out by Winn when he tries to usurp her knowledge, Kira trains Cardassian rebels in resistance tactics, Odo becomes ill with the Founders' disease...and Bashir discovers that Starfleet created the virus which is killing all the changelings.

Episode 171 - Tacking Into the Wind
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Kira, Damar, Garak and Odo steal a Jem'Hadar ship equipped with Breen weaponry, Bashir and O'Brien decide to lure Section 31 to the station to cure the Founders' disease, and Worf kills Gowron so that Martok can lead the Klingon Empire into a new era.

Episode 172 - Extreme Measures
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To try to cure Odo's disease before the shapeshifter dies, Bashir and O'Brien enter the mind of Section 31's ruthless Sloan.

Episode 173 - Dogs of War
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Damar, Garak, and Kira infiltrate Cardassia to heat up rebellion against the Dominion; Dax and Bashir fall in love; to Quark's consternation, Rom becomes the new Grand Nagus; Odo rails against the Federation's refusal to cure the Founders; and Yates tells Sisko that she's pregnant.

Episode 174 - What You Leave Behind
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The end for Sisko and Yates, Kira and Odo, Bashir and Dax, Dukat and Winn, the O'Briens, Worf, Quark, Nog, Vic, Damar, Garak, the Prophets, the Pah-Wraiths, and the rest of the Deep Space Nine team.


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