List of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the third live-action television series in the Star Trek franchise and aired in syndication from January 1993 through June 1999. There were a total of 176 episodes over the show's seven seasons, which are listed here in chronological order by original airdate, which match the episode order in each season's DVD set.

The pilot episode, "Emissary", the episode "The Way of the Warrior", as well as the series finale, "What You Leave Behind", originally aired as two-hour presentations, but were subsequently aired as sets of two one-hour episodes in syndication. This list also includes the stardate on which the events of each episode take place within the fictional Star Trek universe.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 20[1] January 3, 1993 (1993-01-03) June 20, 1993 (1993-06-20)
2 26 September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26) June 12, 1994 (1994-06-12)
3 26 September 26, 1994 (1994-09-26) June 19, 1995 (1995-06-19)
4 26 October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) June 17, 1996 (1996-06-17)
5 26 September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30) June 16, 1997 (1997-06-16)
6 26 September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29) June 17, 1998 (1998-06-17)
7 26 September 30, 1998 (1998-09-30) June 2, 1999 (1999-06-02)


Season 1 (1993)

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Title Stardate Directed by Written by Featured character(s) Original air date Prod.
"Emissary" 46379.1 David Carson Story by : Rick Berman and Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
Sisko January 3, 1993 (1993-01-03) 40510-721 (401-402)
A new crew is assigned to a former Cardassian space station: Deep Space Nine. It is a joint Federation/Bajoran force, with Commander Sisko in charge, but his life is dramatically changed when he is declared the Emissary to the Prophets by a Bajoran priest.
3 3 "Past Prologue" 46397.3 Winrich Kolbe Katharyn Powers Kira, Garak January 10, 1993 (1993-01-10) 40510-404
A Bajoran terrorist with ties to Kira arrives on Deep Space Nine and is pursued by the Cardassians. Garak is introduced.
4 4 "A Man Alone" 46421.5 Paul Lynch Story by : Gerald Sanford & Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
Odo January 17, 1993 (1993-01-17) 40510-403
Odo is accused of the murder of a Bajoran murderer.
5 5 "Babel" 46423.7 Paul Lynch Story by : Sally Caves & Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Michael McGreevey & Naren Shankar
Various January 24, 1993 (1993-01-24) 40510-405
A mysterious virus plagues the station, causing speech distortions and eventually death.
6 6 "Captive Pursuit" 46477.5 Corey Allen Story by : Jill Sherman Donner
Teleplay by : Jill Sherman Donner and Michael Piller
O'Brien January 31, 1993 (1993-01-31) 40510-406
O'Brien befriends an alien from the Gamma Quadrant who is being hunted.
7 7 "Q-Less" 46531.2 Paul Lynch Story by : Hannah Louise Shearer
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Q, Vash February 7, 1993 (1993-02-07) 40510-407
Q and Vash arrive on Deep Space Nine. However, Vash has realized the annoyance of Q and wants him to leave her alone.
8 8 "Dax" 46910.1 David Carson Story by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : D. C. Fontana and Peter Allan Fields
Dax February 14, 1993 (1993-02-14) 40510-408
Jadzia Dax is accused of a murder committed by her symbiont in another lifetime.
9 9 "The Passenger" 46570.8 Paul Lynch Story by : Morgan Gendel
Teleplay by : Morgan Gendel & Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Michael Piller
Bashir February 21, 1993 (1993-02-21) 40510-409
A sinister criminal is hiding in the mind of someone on Deep Space Nine, but Bashir struggles to understand how it works.
10 10 "Move Along Home" 46612.4 David Carson Story by : Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Frederick Rappaport and Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Various March 14, 1993 (1993-03-14) 40510-410
Quark is forced to play a game by the Wadi, a newly encountered species, and the lives of the crew depend on the outcome.
11 11 "The Nagus" 46657.0 David Livingston Story by : David Livingston
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Quark March 21, 1993 (1993-03-21) 40510-411
Quark is named as the head of the Ferengi Alliance by Grand Nagus Zek, but he is now surrounded by enemies.
12 12 "Vortex" 46689.6 Winrich Kolbe Sam Rolfe Odo April 18, 1993 (1993-04-18) 40510-412
Odo discovers he might not be the only one of his kind when a visitor from the Gamma Quadrant claims he can contact Odo's people.
13 13 "Battle Lines" 46715.2 Paul Lynch Story by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : Richard Danus and Evan Carlos Somers
Sisko, Kira April 25, 1993 (1993-04-25) 40510-413
The spiritual leader of Bajor, Kai Opaka, travels with Sisko on a trip to the Gamma Quadrant but is stranded with him on a world where the dead are resurrected.
14 14 "The Storyteller" 46729.1 David Livingston Story by : Kurt Michael Bensmiller
Teleplay by : Kurt Michael Bensmiller and Ira Steven Behr
Jake Sisko
May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02) 40510-414
O'Brien is recruited to save a Bajoran village from destruction by a mysterious cloud creature.
15 15 "Progress" 46844.3 Les Landau Peter Allan Fields Kira May 9, 1993 (1993-05-09) 40510-415
Kira has to deal with a stubborn farmer (Brian Keith) who refuses to leave his home even though it is slated for demolition.
16 16 "If Wishes Were Horses" 46853.2 Robert Legato Story by : Nell McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford
Teleplay by : Nell McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford and Michael Piller
Various May 16, 1993 (1993-05-16) 40510-416
Deep Space Nine is put in jeopardy when the crew's thoughts manifest themselves, and such figures as Rumpelstiltskin appear.
17 17 "The Forsaken" 46925.1 Les Landau Story by : Jim Trombetta
Teleplay by : Don Carlos Dunaway and Michael Piller
Odo May 23, 1993 (1993-05-23) 40510-417
The Federation ambassador from Betazed, Lwaxana Troi, visits the station, and develops an affection for Odo.
18 18 "Dramatis Personae" 46922.3 Cliff Bole Joe Menosky Various May 30, 1993 (1993-05-30) 40510-418
A Klingon ship comes through the wormhole and explodes. A mutiny is considered.
19 19 "Duet" 46933.4 James L. Conway Story by : Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci
Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields
Kira June 13, 1993 (1993-06-13) 40510-419
A visiting Cardassian, Marritza, may in fact be the notorious war criminal Gul Darhe'el, butcher of Gallitep Labor camp, and Kira is determined to bring him down.
20 20 "In the Hands of the Prophets" 46951.7 David Livingston Robert Hewitt Wolfe Sisko, Kira June 20, 1993 (1993-06-20) 40510-420
Friction escalates when Vedek Winn arrives on Deep Space Nine and discovers schoolteacher Keiko O'Brien is teaching about aliens in the Bajoran wormhole.

Season 2 (1993–94)

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Title Stardate Directed by Written by Featured character(s) Original air date Prod.
21 1 "The Homecoming" 47101.2 Winrich Kolbe Story by : Jeri Taylor and Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Sisko, Kira September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26) 40510-421
Quark gives Kira a Bajoran earring he claims was sent as a message from a Cardassian mining planet.
22 2 "The Circle" 47125.7 Corey Allen Peter Allan Fields Sisko, Kira October 3, 1993 (1993-10-03) 40510-422
The Circle attempts to topple the Bajoran government, but there is more to the situation than meets the eye.
23 3 "The Siege" 47143.9 Winrich Kolbe Michael Piller Sisko, Kira October 10, 1993 (1993-10-10) 40510-423
Sisko and Li Nalas help stop Deep Space Nine from being commandeered by the Bajorans, while Kira and Dax try to put an end to the Circle by presenting evidence that Minister Jaro is being backed by the Cardassians.
24 4 "Invasive Procedures" 47182.1 Les Landau Story by : John Whelpley
Teleplay by : John Whelpley and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Dax October 17, 1993 (1993-10-17) 40510-424
A plasma storm leads to the evacuation of most of the station, but a Trill refugee has his own plans.
25 5 "Cardassians" 47177.2 Cliff Bole Story by : Gene Wolande & John Wright
Teleplay by : James Crocker
Garak, Bashir October 24, 1993 (1993-10-24) 40510-425
Garak investigates the identity of a Cardassian boy, Rugal, abandoned on Bajor, who has been raised by a Bajoran.
26 6 "Melora" 47229.1 Winrich Kolbe Story by : Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay by : Evan Carlos Somers and Steven Baum and Michael Piller & James Crocker
Bashir October 31, 1993 (1993-10-31) 40510-426
Bashir tries to help Ensign Melora Pazlar, the first Elaysian to join Starfleet, adjust to "normal" gravity.
27 7 "Rules of Acquisition" 47261.7 David Livingston Story by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Quark November 7, 1993 (1993-11-07) 40510-427
Quark represents Grand Nagus Zek in a plot to establish a Ferengi business presence in the Gamma Quadrant. Pel, a young Ferengi, teams up with Quark and they learn that to do business in the Gamma Quadrant they must contact the Keremma, a member race of the Dominion.
28 8 "Necessary Evil" 47282.5 James L. Conway Peter Allan Fields Odo, Kira November 14, 1993 (1993-11-14) 40510-428
When Quark is shot, Odo re-opens a five-year-old murder case of Mr. Vaatrik who was a Cardassian collaborator.
29 9 "Second Sight" 47329.4 Alexander Singer Story by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell
Teleplay by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell & Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Sisko November 21, 1993 (1993-11-21) 40510-429
A mysterious woman, Fenna, catches Sisko's eye during their fleeting meetings.
30 10 "Sanctuary" 47391.2 Les Landau Story by : Gabe Essoe & Kelley Miles
Teleplay by : Frederick Rappaport
Kira November 28, 1993 (1993-11-28) 40510-430

The Skrreea, displaced humanoid farmers from the Gamma Quadrant, claim Bajor as Kentanna, their legendary homeland.

  • Second mention of "The Dominion"
31 11 "Rivals" 47349.2 David Livingston Story by : Jim Trombetta & Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky
Quark January 2, 1994 (1994-01-02) 40510-431
Quark feels threatened when a charming swindler, Martus Mazur, opens a competing bar (Club Martus).
32 12 "The Alternate" 47352.1 David Carson Story by : Jim Trombetta and Bill Dial
Teleplay by : Bill Dial
Odo January 9, 1994 (1994-01-09) 40510-432
A scientist, Dr. Mora Pol of the Bajoran Science Institute, finds a life-form in the Gamma Quadrant that may be related to Odo.
33 13 "Armageddon Game" 47444.8 Winrich Kolbe Morgan Gendel Bashir, O'Brien January 30, 1994 (1994-01-30) 40510-433
O'Brien and Bashir help two warring races, the Kellerans and T'lani, erase all knowledge of a deadly biological weapon, but are not trusted to keep what they have learned a secret.
34 14 "Whispers" 47581.2 Les Landau Paul Robert Coyle O'Brien February 6, 1994 (1994-02-06) 40510-434
While preparing the station for upcoming peace talks, O'Brien discovers that the crew have been hiding information from him and giving orders behind his back. O'Brien begins to suspect everyone on the station is gradually being altered or replaced by an unknown force.
35 15 "Paradise" 47573.1 Corey Allen Story by : Jim Trombetta and James Crocker
Teleplay by : Jeff King and Richard Manning & Hans Beimler
Sisko February 13, 1994 (1994-02-13) 40510-435
Commander Sisko and Chief O'Brien are stranded on a planet, Aurelius, where their leader, Alixus, rejects technology, even when it means the death of others.
36 16 "Shadowplay" 47603.3 Robert Scheerer Robert Hewitt Wolfe Odo, Kira, Jake Sisko February 20, 1994 (1994-02-20) 40510-436
Odo and Dax investigate why a village's residents are disappearing.
37 17 "Playing God" 47678.3 David Livingston Story by : Jim Trombetta
Teleplay by : Jim Trombetta and Michael Piller
Dax February 27, 1994 (1994-02-27) 40510-437
A proto-universe threatens to destroy the station and Bajor. Dax has a field docent (a Trill candidate initiate), named Arjin, whom she helps find his voice — to discover what he wants from life and from joining.
38 18 "Profit and Loss" 47701.5 Robert Wiemer Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus Quark, Garak March 20, 1994 (1994-03-20) 40510-438
Quark is reunited with his former Cardassian lover, Natima Lang, but she is engaged in dangerous political intrigue with her students Rekela and Hogue: they want to reduce the political power of the Cardassian military.
39 19 "Blood Oath" 47789.8 Winrich Kolbe Based on material by : Andrea Moore Alton
Television Story and Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields
Dax March 27, 1994 (1994-03-27) 40510-439
Jadzia Dax honors an oath made by Curzon Dax to three Klingons (Kor, Koloth, and Kang), and goes with them on a crusade against their sworn enemy "the Albino" who murdered their firstborn children as revenge for stopping his raid on a Klingon colony.
40 20 "The Maquis, Part I" 47802.3 David Livingston Story by : Rick Berman and Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor and James Crocker
Teleplay by : James Crocker
Sisko April 24, 1994 (1994-04-24) 40510-440
Federation colonists reject a treaty with Cardassia and take matters into their own hands, forming a terrorist group called 'The Maquis'.
41 21 "The Maquis, Part II" 47805.1 Corey Allen Story by : Rick Berman and Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor and Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Sisko May 1, 1994 (1994-05-01) 40510-441
Federation colonists reject a treaty with Cardassia and take matters into their own hands by planning to destroy a weapons depot at the Cardassian Bryma colony.
42 22 "The Wire" 47849.8 Kim Friedman Robert Hewitt Wolfe Bashir, Garak May 8, 1994 (1994-05-08) 40510-442
In order to save Garak's life, Bashir must unravel some of the secrets in the Cardassian's past.
43 23 "Crossover" 47879.2 David Livingston Story by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields and Michael Piller
Kira, Bashir May 15, 1994 (1994-05-15) 40510-443
Kira and Bashir accidentally cross into the Mirror Universe, where a Klingon-Cardassian alliance rules. A century before, James T. Kirk had made a similar crossover, affecting human and galactic history. Terrans are slaves on the station.
44 24 "The Collaborator" 47921.5 Cliff Bole Story by : Gary Holland
Teleplay by : Gary Holland & Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Kira May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22) 40510-444
A Bajoran secretary named Kubus, who aided the Cardassian occupation forces wants to return home from exile. Vedek Winn engages in a power play to become Kai against Vedek Bareil.
45 25 "Tribunal" 47944.2 Avery Brooks Bill Dial O'Brien June 5, 1994 (1994-06-05) 40510-445
O'Brien is declared guilty of an unspecified crime and later "tried" at a tribunal held on Cardassia Prime.
46 26 "The Jem'Hadar" 47987.5 Kim Friedman Ira Steven Behr Sisko, Quark,
Jake Sisko
June 12, 1994 (1994-06-12) 40510-446
Sisko, Jake, Nog, and Quark go camping on a Gamma Quadrant world, but are captured by mysterious soldiers called the Jem'Hadar and meet a force, the Dominion, to rival the Federation.

Season 3 (1994–95)

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Title Stardate Directed by Written by Featured character(s) Original air date Prod.
47 1 "The Search, Part I" 48213.1 Kim Friedman Story by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Various September 26, 1994 (1994-09-26) 40510-447
Sisko takes the new USS Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to find the mysterious leaders of the Dominion and avert a war, while Odo is drawn by instinct towards his home planet in the Omarion Nebula.
48 2 "The Search, Part II" 48213.1 Jonathan Frakes Story by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
Various October 3, 1994 (1994-10-03) 40510-448
Odo begins to connect with his fellow Changelings as Sisko attempts to negotiate peace with the Dominion.
49 3 "The House of Quark" 48224.2 Les Landau Story by : Tom Benko
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Quark October 10, 1994 (1994-10-10) 40510-449
Quark brags falsely about killing a Klingon, Kozak, and is then forced to marry the widow, Grilka, founding his own 'House of Quark'.
50 4 "Equilibrium" 48231.7 Cliff Bole Story by : Christopher Teague
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Dax October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17) 40510-450
A secret from Dax's past could mean the end of the current host's life.
51 5 "Second Skin" 48244.5 Les Landau Robert Hewitt Wolfe Kira October 24, 1994 (1994-10-24) 40510-451
Kira is kidnapped by Cardassians, surgically altered to look Cardassian and told she is actually an undercover Cardassian agent.
52 6 "The Abandoned" 48301.1 Avery Brooks D. Thomas Maio and Steve Warnek Odo October 31, 1994 (1994-10-31) 40510-452
Quark purchases a salvaged ship from the Gamma Quadrant and discovers an infant on board. Sisko invites Mardah, the dabo woman Jake is interested in, to dinner. Odo officially gets quarters aboard DS9.
53 7 "Civil Defense" 48388.8 Reza Badiyi Mike Krohn Various November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07) 40510-453
Deep Space Nine is progressively locked down after O'Brien, Jake and Sisko accidentally activate an automated Cardassian security program. The program's counter-insurgency measures keep escalating until it initiates an auto-destruct. Gul Dukat beams on board, but is unable to stop the self-destruct sequence.
54 8 "Meridian" 48423.2 Jonathan Frakes Story by : Hilary J. Bader and Evan Carlos Somers
Teleplay by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell
Dax November 14, 1994 (1994-11-14) 40510-454
Dax falls in love with Deral who will soon disappear because he is a member of Meridian, a planet that phases between dimensions every 60 years.
55 9 "Defiant" 48467.3 Cliff Bole Ronald D. Moore Sisko, Kira November 21, 1994 (1994-11-21) 40510-455
Commander William Riker shows up unannounced and Kira shows him the Defiant, where he reveals his true motives for coming to Deep Space Nine.
56 10 "Fascination" 48441.6 Avery Brooks Story by : Ira Steven Behr and James Crocker
Teleplay by : Philip LaZebnik
Various November 28, 1994 (1994-11-28) 40510-456
Lwaxana Troi pursues Odo during the Bajoran Gratitude Festival as members of the crew suddenly become infatuated with one another.
57 11 "Past Tense, Part I" 48481.2 Reza Badiyi Story by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Sisko, Bashir January 2, 1995 (1995-01-02) 40510-457
A transporter accident sends Sisko, Bashir, and Dax three centuries into Earth's dark past to a time just before the Bell riots, a violent civil disturbance in opposition to Sanctuaries which are controlled ghettos for the dispossessed.
58 12 "Past Tense, Part II" 48481.2 Jonathan Frakes Story by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr and René Echevarria
Sisko, Bashir January 9, 1995 (1995-01-09) 40510-458
Sisko assumes the role of a pivotal historical figure, Gabriel Bell, in order to restore the timeline.
59 13 "Life Support" 48498.4 Reza Badiyi Story by : Christian Ford and Roger Soffer
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Kira, Bashir January 31, 1995 (1995-01-31) 40510-459
Bashir's ethics are put to the test as he keeps Vedek Bareil alive long enough to help Kai Winn complete negotiations for a peace treaty with Cardassia.
60 14 "Heart of Stone" 48521.5 Alexander Singer Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Odo, Kira, Nog February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06) 40510-460
When Kira's life is put in jeopardy, Odo expresses the depth of his feelings for her. Meanwhile, back on the station, Nog requests a letter of recommendation to Starfleet.
61 15 "Destiny" 48543.2 Les Landau David S. Cohen and Martin A. Winer Sisko February 13, 1995 (1995-02-13) 40510-461
Despite Trakor's Bajoran prophecy of destruction, Sisko assists in a joint scientific venture with the Cardassians to open communications through the Bajoran wormhole. Sisko is forced to face his status as Emissary seriously in the face of the prophecy.
62 16 "Prophet Motive" 48555.5 René Auberjonois Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Quark February 20, 1995 (1995-02-20) 40510-462
Quark discovers that Grand Nagus Zek has written a new virtuous and benevolent set of the Rules of Acquisition, which would put an end to traditional Ferengi ways. Bashir is oddly disturbed when he is nominated for a highly prestigious medical award.
63 17 "Visionary" 48576.7 Reza Badiyi Story by : Ethan H. Calk
Teleplay by : John Shirley
O'Brien February 27, 1995 (1995-02-27) 40510-463
Exposure to radiation causes O'Brien to jump five hours into the future for brief periods, as Deep Space Nine hosts Romulan and Klingon delegations.
64 18 "Distant Voices" 48592.2 Alexander Singer Story by : Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Bashir April 10, 1995 (1995-04-10) 40510-464
Approaching his 30th birthday, Julian Bashir is subjected to a telepathic attack by an alien seeking a restricted substance. He wakes up to find the station almost deserted and that he is aging rapidly.
65 19 "Through the Looking Glass" 48601.1 Winrich Kolbe Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Sisko April 17, 1995 (1995-04-17) 40510-466
Sisko is convinced by "Smiley" O'Brien from the Mirror Universe to assume the role of the dead Captain Sisko.
66 20 "Improbable Cause
(Part 1 of 2)"
48620.3 Avery Brooks Story by : Robert Lederman & David R. Long
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Odo, Garak April 24, 1995 (1995-04-24) 40510-465
Garak's tailor shop is bombed, forcing Odo to investigate who is trying to kill the Cardassian exile – and why.
67 21 "The Die is Cast
(Part 2 of 2)"
48622.5 David Livingston Ronald D. Moore Odo, Garak May 1, 1995 (1995-05-01) 40510-467
Garak reluctantly tortures Odo for information to prove his loyalty to his former mentor, Enabran Tain, as a joint Tal Shiar/Obsidian Order attack on the Founders in the Omarian Nebula is underway, without Starfleet's involvement.
68 22 "Explorers" 48699.9 Cliff Bole Story by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Sisko, Jake Sisko, Bashir May 8, 1995 (1995-05-08) 40510-468
Sisko builds a replica of an ancient Bajoran space vessel and with Jake attempts to prove that the Bajorans developed interstellar travel before Cardassians. Bashir frets over the impending visit of the classmate who graduated first in his class at Starfleet Medical Academy.
69 23 "Family Business" 48731.2 René Auberjonois Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Quark May 15, 1995 (1995-05-15) 40510-469
Quark returns to his home planet to confront his mother after hearing from the Ferengi Commerce Authority that she broke the law by earning profit. Sisko meets Captain Kasidy Yates as a romantic interest, which Sisko has discovered his son has told most of the station about.
70 24 "Shakaar" 48764.8 Jonathan West Gordon Dawson Kira May 22, 1995 (1995-05-22) 40510-470
Kai Winn needs Kira to convince the former resistance leader Shakaar, now a farmer on Bajor, to return soil reclamators needed elsewhere in Rakantha, which used to be Bajor's most productive agricultural region.
71 25 "Facets" 48959.1 Cliff Bole René Echevarria Dax June 12, 1995 (1995-06-12) 40510-471
Jadzia Dax deals with feelings of inferiority as she encounters past hosts in a Trill Zhian'tara ceremony which is able to transfer the memories of former hosts into another recipient.
72 26 "The Adversary" 48962.5 Alexander Singer Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Various June 19, 1995 (1995-06-19) 40510-472
Ambassador Krajensky informs newly promoted Captain Sisko that there has been a coup on Tzenketh. A Changeling hides on board the Defiant and sabotages the ship.

Season 4 (1995–96)

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"The Way of the Warrior" 49011.4 James L. Conway Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Worf October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) 40510-718 (473-474)
A Klingon fleet arrives on its way to expand the Klingon Empire at the expense of the Cardassians in the face of the Dominion threat, and Worf is brought to DS9 to negotiate.
75 3 "The Visitor" 49037.7 David Livingston Michael Taylor Sisko, Jake Sisko October 9, 1995 (1995-10-09) 40510-476
An elderly Jake Sisko relates the story of how he lost his father to a temporal displacement accident.
76 4 "Hippocratic Oath" 49066.5 René Auberjonois Story by : Nicholas Corea and Lisa Klink
Teleplay by : Lisa Klink
Bashir, O'Brien October 16, 1995 (1995-10-16) 40510-475
Bashir is captured, with Chief O'Brien, by a rogue group of Jem'Hadar who are attempting to overcome their genetic addiction to Ketracel White. Their leader, Goran'Agar, is able to survive without it and forces Bashir to find out why. Worf is finding it difficult to leave security matters to Security Chief Odo.
77 5 "Indiscretion" 49122.4 LeVar Burton Story by : Toni Marberry & Jack Treviño
Teleplay by : Nicholas Corea
Kira, Dukat October 23, 1995 (1995-10-23) 40510-477
Forced to bring along Dukat on a personal mission to investigate the fate of the Cardassian prison ship Ravinok, which disappeared 6 years ago, Kira discovers the real reason her old enemy wants to accompany her. Sisko appears to have reservations about Kasidy Yates' coming to live on the station.
78 6 "Rejoined" 49195.5 Avery Brooks Story by : René Echevarria
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore and René Echevarria
Dax October 30, 1995 (1995-10-30) 40510-478
Dax is reunited with Lenara Kahn, whose previous host was the wife of one of Dax's former hosts, Torias Dax, and the two struggle with their feelings for one another.
79 7 "Starship Down" 49263.5 Alexander Singer David Mack and John J. Ordover Various November 6, 1995 (1995-11-06) 40510-479
The USS Defiant becomes trapped in a planet's radiation-filled atmosphere after battling with the Jem'Hadar.
80 8 "Little Green Men" 49201.3 James L. Conway Story by : Toni Marberry & Jack Treviño
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Quark, Rom, Nog November 13, 1995 (1995-11-13) 40510-480
Quark, Rom, Nog, and Odo are accidentally thrust back in time to Roswell, New Mexico, Earth, in 1947.
81 9 "The Sword of Kahless" 49289 LeVar Burton Story by : Richard Danus
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Worf November 20, 1995 (1995-11-20) 40510-481
Worf, Dax and a revered Klingon Dahar master, Kor, search for the Sword of Kahless to unite the Klingon Empire.
82 10 "Our Man Bashir" 49300.7 Winrich Kolbe Story by : Robert Gillan
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Bashir November 27, 1995 (1995-11-27) 40510-482
Bashir plays a 1960s secret agent in a holosuite, when Garak unexpectedly intrudes, but his help is needed when the DS9 computer uses the holosuite to store the patterns of other crew members during a teleporting accident.
83 11 "Homefront"
(Part 1 of 2)"
49370.0 David Livingston Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Sisko January 1, 1996 (1996-01-01) 40510-483
Sisko and Odo are brought to Earth when it's suspected Changelings are infiltrating Starfleet.
84 12 "Paradise Lost"
(Part 2 of 2)"
49482.3 Reza Badiyi Story by : Ronald D. Moore
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Sisko January 8, 1996 (1996-01-08) 40510-484
As Sisko and Odo prepare for a Dominion invasion, they discover a plot to place the Federation under military control.
85 13 "Crossfire" 49517.3 Les Landau René Echevarria Odo January 29, 1996 (1996-01-29) 40510-485
Odo's hidden feelings for Kira surface when the visiting Bajoran First Minister, Shakaar Edon, begins to court her.
86 14 "Return to Grace" 49534.2 Jonathan West Story by : Tom Benko
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Kira, Dukat February 5, 1996 (1996-02-05) 40510-486
Dukat seeks Kira's help in regaining his rank in the Cardassian Empire.
87 15 "Sons of Mogh" 49556.2 David Livingston Ronald D. Moore Worf February 12, 1996 (1996-02-12) 40510-487
Cast out of Klingon society because of Worf's dishonor, his brother, Kurn, asks Worf to kill him. Kira and O'Brien investigate a mysterious high-energy discharge just outside Bajoran space.
88 16 "Bar Association" 49565.1 LeVar Burton Story by : Barbara J. Lee & Jenifer A. Lee
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven Behr
Quark, Rom February 19, 1996 (1996-02-19) 40510-488
After he nearly dies because his contract kept him from seeking medical help, Rom organizes the Guild of Restaurant and Casino employees, a union for Quark's downtrodden staff, and they go on strike when their demands for fairer treatment are rejected.
89 17 "Accession" 49600.7 Les Landau Jane Espenson Sisko February 26, 1996 (1996-02-26) 40510-489
A famous Bajoran poet, Akorem Laan, who disappeared over 200 years ago, appears from the wormhole and convinces Sisko that he is the true Emissary, but when he announces a return to the pre-occupation caste system, Sisko points out it would disqualify Bajor for membership in The Federation. O'Brien is less than enthusiastic when Keiko announces she's expecting.
90 18 "Rules of Engagement" 49665.3 LeVar Burton Story by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Worf April 8, 1996 (1996-04-08) 40510-490
Worf accidentally destroys a civilian ship during battle and faces a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to the Klingon Empire.
91 19 "Hard Time" 49680.5 Alexander Singer Story by : Daniel Keys Moran and Lynn Barker
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
O'Brien April 15, 1996 (1996-04-15) 40510-491
O'Brien's mind has been altered to create memories of being incarcerated for 20 years on an alien world on charges of espionage and sedition.
92 20 "Shattered Mirror" 49699.1 James L. Conway Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler Sisko, Jake Sisko April 22, 1996 (1996-04-22) 40510-492
Sisko attempts to rescue Jake after he is lured into the war-torn Mirror Universe by his mother's living counterpart.
93 21 "The Muse" 49702.2 David Livingston Story by : René Echevarria and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Odo, Jake Sisko April 29, 1996 (1996-04-29) 40510-493
While Odo assists a pregnant Lwaxana Troi, Jake falls under the spell of a mysterious woman, Onaya.
94 22 "For the Cause" 49729.8 James L. Conway Story by : Mark Gehred-O'Connell
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Sisko May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06) 40510-494
Sisko learns that his girlfriend Kasidy might be a Maquis smuggler. Garak has taken interest in Gul Dukat's half Bajoran daughter, Tora Ziyal.
95 23 "To the Death" 49904.2 LeVar Burton Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Various May 13, 1996 (1996-05-13) 40510-495
Sisko and the Defiant crew join forces with the Jem'Hadar to stop a group of Jem'Hadar renegades from gaining power.
96 24 "The Quickening" 49909.7 René Auberjonois Naren Shankar Bashir May 20, 1996 (1996-05-20) 40510-496
Bashir tries to free the population of a Gamma Quadrant world in the Teplan system of an engineered disease left by the Dominion 200 years previously.
97 25 "Body Parts" 49930.3 Avery Brooks Story by : Louis P. DeSantis & Robert J. Bolivar
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Quark June 10, 1996 (1996-06-10) 40510-497
Quark is diagnosed with a terminal disease, Dorek's Syndrome, and given a week to live. Due to an unavoidable accident on the runabout Volga, Miles' and Keiko's unborn baby is transferred to Major Kira by Dr. Bashir.
98 26 "Broken Link" 49962.4 Les Landau Story by : George A. Brozak
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Odo June 17, 1996 (1996-06-17) 40510-498
Odo collapses and is taken to the infirmary. Bashir discovers Odo is losing his ability to maintain solid form.

Season 5 (1996–97)

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99 1 "Apocalypse Rising" 50015.9 James L. Conway Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Sisko, Odo, O'Brien September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30) 40510-499
Starfleet assigns Sisko to expose the Changeling infiltrator in the Klingon Empire.
100 2 "The Ship" 50049.3 Kim Friedman Story by : Pam Wigginton & Rick Cason
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Sisko, Dax, O'Brien October 7, 1996 (1996-10-07) 40510-500
While exploring in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko, Dax, Worf, and O'Brien see a Jem'Hadar warship crash on a planet's surface. Odo arrests Dr. Bashir and Quark.
101 3 "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" 50061.2 Andrew J. Robinson Ronald D. Moore Worf, Dax, Quark October 14, 1996 (1996-10-14) 40510-501
Worf finds himself attracted to Grilka, Quark's ex wife (episode 3.3), when she visits the station.
102 4 "...Nor the Battle to the Strong" 50098.7 Kim Friedman Story by : Brice R. Parker
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Jake Sisko, Bashir October 21, 1996 (1996-10-21) 40510-502
Dr. Bashir has been away at a conference and Jake Sisko has accompanied him to research a profile he is writing about the doctor. Returning in a runabout, they get a distress call from a Federation colony under Klingon attack.
103 5 "The Assignment" 50124.3 Allan Kroeker Story by : David R. Long & Robert Lederman
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
O'Brien October 28, 1996 (1996-10-28) 40510-504
Keiko returns from a journey and informs O'Brien that she is really an entity that has taken possession of his wife's body.
104 6 "Trials and Tribble-ations" 4523.7 Jonathan West Story by : Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore & René Echevarria
Various November 4, 1996 (1996-11-04) 40510-503
Darvin, a disgraced Klingon spy, travels back in time. The DS9 crew must prevent him from altering the timeline. Based on the original Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" by David Gerrold.
105 7 "Let He Who Is Without Sin..." 50136.7 René Auberjonois Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven Behr Worf, Dax November 11, 1996 (1996-11-11) 40510-505
Worf and Dax vacation on the pleasure planet, Risa, and encounter unexpected dangers.
106 8 "Things Past" 50144.6 LeVar Burton Michael Taylor Sisko, Odo, Dax, Garak November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18) 40510-506
Sisko, Odo, Dax and Garak are found unconscious. While Bashir attempts to revive their bodies, the four wake up during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor several years earlier.
107 9 "The Ascent" 50245.2 Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Odo, Quark November 25, 1996 (1996-11-25) 40510-507
Forced to crash land on a desolate planet, Odo and Quark learn they lost their communications system, replicator, and most rations in an explosion. Jake and Nog (temporarily back at DS9) find sharing quarters isn't as enjoyable as they thought it would be.
108 10 "Rapture" 50387.9 Jonathan West Story by : L.J. Strom
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
Sisko December 30, 1996 (1996-12-30) 40510-508
An accident causes Sisko to have prophetic visions. When he finds an ancient Bajoran city, lost for 20,000 years, Kai Winn reconsiders her attitude towards him.
109 11 "The Darkness and the Light" 50416.2 Mike Vejar Story by : Bryan Fuller
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Kira January 6, 1997 (1997-01-06) 40510-509
Someone is killing Kira's friends off and she might be next.
110 12 "The Begotten" 50430.1 Jesús Salvador Treviño René Echevarria Odo January 27, 1997 (1997-01-27) 40510-510
When Quark discovers an infant Changeling, it has a profound effect on Odo. Meanwhile, Kira goes into labor.
111 13 "For the Uniform" 50485.2 Victor Lobl Peter Allan Fields Sisko February 3, 1997 (1997-02-03) 40510-511
Michael Eddington returns and Sisko becomes obsessed with catching him.
112 14 "In Purgatory's Shadow
(Part 1 of 2)"
50560.1 Gabrielle Beaumont Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven Behr Various February 10, 1997 (1997-02-10) 40510-512
Worf and Garak journey to the Gamma Quadrant to investigate a coded Cardassian message.
113 15 "By Inferno's Light
(Part 2 of 2)"
50564.2 Les Landau Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Various February 17, 1997 (1997-02-17) 40510-513
Gul Dukat aligns the Cardassians with the Dominion. The station must deal with a Changeling infiltrator.
114 16 "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?" 50590.1 David Livingston Story by : Jimmy Diggs
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Bashir February 24, 1997 (1997-02-24) 40510-514
Julian Bashir is selected to become the model for a Long-term Medical Hologram, until a family secret is revealed. Rom has great difficulty in telling Leeta something.
115 17 "A Simple Investigation" 50606.6 John T. Kretchmer René Echevarria Odo March 31, 1997 (1997-03-31) 40510-515
Odo falls in love with a woman, Arissa, involved in the Orion Syndicate.
116 18 "Business as Usual" 50675.5 Siddig El Fadil Bradley Thompson and David Weddle Quark April 7, 1997 (1997-04-07) 40510-516
Quark's cousin Gaila, knowing Quark is desperate for funds, takes him on as a junior partner in his highly lucrative arms dealing business. With his mother Keiko away dealing with a plague on Bajor, the only time Yoshi O'Brien stops crying is when Miles is holding him, making things difficult.
117 19 "Ties of Blood and Water" 50712.5 Avery Brooks Story by : Edmund Newton & Robbin L. Slocum
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Kira April 14, 1997 (1997-04-14) 40510-517
Tekeny Ghemor (episode 3.5) arrives on Deep Space Nine and reveals that he is dying.
118 20 "Ferengi Love Songs" 50701.2 René Auberjonois Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler Quark April 21, 1997 (1997-04-21) 40510-518
At the end of his rope, Quark returns home and discovers Moogie has a secret lover.
119 21 "Soldiers of the Empire" 50839.2 LeVar Burton Ronald D. Moore Worf, Dax April 28, 1997 (1997-04-28) 40510-519
Martok, Worf, and Dax go on a mission aboard a Klingon ship to search for the B'moth.
120 22 "Children of Time" 50814.2 Allan Kroeker Story by : Gary Holland and Ethan H. Calk
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Various May 5, 1997 (1997-05-05) 40510-520
An accident causes the crew to meet their own descendants - and presents them with an ethical dilemma.
121 23 "Blaze of Glory" 50862.4 Kim Friedman Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven Behr Sisko May 12, 1997 (1997-05-12) 40510-521
An act of desperation by the Maquis could plunge the Federation into war. The Maquis have 30 cloaked missiles headed to Cardassia which will cause an outbreak of war in the alpha quadrant.
122 24 "Empok Nor" 50901.7 Mike Vejar Story by : Bryan Fuller
Teleplay by : Hans Beimler
O'Brien, Garak May 19, 1997 (1997-05-19) 40510-522
O'Brien, Garak, Nog and an engineering team go to Deep Space Nine's abandoned sister space station, Empok Nor, to salvage components. The away team soon discover that all is not as it seems.
123 25 "In the Cards" 50929.4 Michael Dorn Story by : Truly Barr Clark & Scott J. Neal
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Jake Sisko June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09) 40510-523
Jake wants to give his father a present to cheer him up, a 1951 Willie Mays baseball card, but runs into complications with a mysterious geneticist, Dr. Giger. Kai Winn, worried over the prospect of a Federation/Dominion war and its effects on Bajor, meets with Dominion representative Weyoun.
124 26 "Call to Arms" 50975.2 Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe Various June 16, 1997 (1997-06-16) 40510-524
Faced with the realization that the Dominion are taking over the Alpha Quadrant, Sisko decides to mine the entrance to the wormhole with self-replicating cloaked mines, thus beginning the Dominion War.

Season 6 (1997–98)

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125 1 "A Time to Stand" Unknown Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Various September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29) 40510-525
Three months into the war, DS9 is still under Dominion control. Sisko and his crew are given a mission to destroy a vital Ketracel White facility deep in Dominion space using a captured Jem'Hadar ship. Jake is working for the Federation News Service. Odo is head of Terok Nor's security supported by the Vorta Weyoun.
126 2 "Rocks and Shoals" 51107.2 Mike Vejar Ronald D. Moore Various October 6, 1997 (1997-10-06) 40510-527
Sisko and his tired crew crash on a planet where they encounter a band of Jem'Hadar.
127 3 "Sons and Daughters" Unknown Jesús Salvador Treviño Bradley Thompson & David Weddle Worf, Kira October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13) 40510-526
While on General Martok's ship Worf is reunited with his estranged son, Alexander.
128 4 "Behind the Lines" 51149.5 LeVar Burton René Echevarria Sisko, Odo, Kira October 20, 1997 (1997-10-20) 40510-528
Sisko creates a risky plan to disable a critical Dominion sensor array able to see 5 sectors out, while on Terok Nor, Kira, Jake, Rom and Odo seek to undermine the Cardassian/Dominion Alliance.
129 5 "Favor the Bold
Part 1 of 2"
Unknown Winrich Kolbe Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Various October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27) 40510-529
Learning of thousands of Dominion reinforcements gathering in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko initiates a plan to retake Deep Space Nine and secure the wormhole before the minefield is detonated.
130 6 "Sacrifice of Angels
Part 2 of 2"
Unknown Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Various November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03) 40510-530
Sisko commands the Defiant and 600 Federation ships against a Dominion/Cardassian armada to retake Deep Space Nine. Damar has Kira, Jake, and Leeta arrested.
131 7 "You are Cordially Invited..." 51247.5 David Livingston Ronald D. Moore Dax, Worf November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10) 40510-531
Worf's plans for a traditional Klingon wedding hinge on Martok's demanding wife, Sirella, accepting Dax into their family.
132 8 "Resurrection" Unknown LeVar Burton Michael Taylor Kira November 17, 1997 (1997-11-17) 40510-532
The Mirror Universe counterpart of Kira's dead love, Vedek Bareil, takes her hostage on Deep Space Nine as he is running from the evil Alliance of his universe.
133 9 "Statistical Probabilities" Unknown Anson Williams Story by : Pam Pietroforte
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Bashir November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24) 40510-533
Bashir attempts to reintegrate genetically-engineered misfits into society, but they are asked by Starfleet to become a think tank when they provide insightful analysis of upcoming Dominion peace talks.
134 10 "The Magnificent Ferengi" Unknown Chip Chalmers Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Quark January 1, 1998 (1998-01-01) 40510-534
Quark mounts a rescue mission when his mother, Ishka, is captured by the Dominion and Grand Nagus Zek offers a reward for her return.
135 11 "Waltz" 51413.6 René Auberjonois Ronald D. Moore Sisko, Dukat January 8, 1998 (1998-01-08) 40510-535
An attack on the Starfleet ship carrying Gul Dukat to a hearing for war crimes, as well as Captain Sisko who is to testify at the hearing, leaves the two of them stranded on a deserted planet together.
136 12 "Who Mourns for Morn?" Unknown Victor Lobl Mark Gehred-O'Connell Quark February 4, 1998 (1998-02-04) 40510-536
Morn is killed in an ion storm and Sisko informs Quark that Morn left his entire estate to him. But Quark has a little competition.
137 13 "Far Beyond the Stars" Unknown Avery Brooks Story by : Marc Scott Zicree
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler
Sisko February 11, 1998 (1998-02-11) 40510-538
As Sisko considers leaving Starfleet due to the destruction of Captain Swofford's ship, the Cortez, he has a vision of himself as a science fiction writer in the 1950s.
138 14 "One Little Ship" 51474.2 Allan Kroeker David Weddle & Bradley Thompson Various February 18, 1998 (1998-02-18) 40510-537
Dax, O'Brien, and Bashir board a Runabout, which is shrunken to four inches long as they investigate a rare subspace compression phenomenon.
139 15 "Honor Among Thieves" Unknown Allan Eastman Story by : Philip Kim
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
O'Brien February 25, 1998 (1998-02-25) 40510-539
Starfleet Intelligence recruits Chief O'Brien to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate to find a Starfleet informant.
140 16 "Change of Heart" 51597.2 David Livingston Ronald D. Moore Worf, Dax March 4, 1998 (1998-03-04) 40510-540
When Jadzia Dax is critically injured on an away mission, Worf must choose between saving his wife and completing their assignment. O'Brien becomes obsessed with beating Quark at Tongo.
141 17 "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night" Unknown Jonathan West Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Kira April 1, 1998 (1998-04-01) 40510-541
When Dukat tells Kira that her mother, Kira Meru, did not die when Nerys was three, but was actually Dukat's lover, Kira goes into the past using the Bajoran Orb of Time to find the truth.
142 18 "Inquisition" Unknown Michael Dorn Bradley Thompson & David Weddle Bashir April 8, 1998 (1998-04-08) 40510-542
Bashir is accused of unknowingly spying for the Dominion.
143 19 "In the Pale Moonlight" 51721.3 Victor Lobl Story by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : Michael Taylor
Sisko, Garak April 15, 1998 (1998-04-15) 40510-543
Sisko asks Garak to help him get the Romulans to join the war against the Dominion.
144 20 "His Way" Unknown Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Odo April 22, 1998 (1998-04-22) 40510-544

Bashir shows off a new Holosuite program of a martini lounge with a 1960s Vegas singer named Vic Fontaine who is very perceptive; and gives advice to Odo when Kira visits her ex-lover Shakaar.

  • James Darren makes his first of several appearances as Vic Fontaine.
145 21 "The Reckoning" Unknown Jesús Salvador Treviño Story by : Harry M. Werksman & Gabrielle Stanton
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Sisko April 29, 1998 (1998-04-29) 40510-545
Sisko is called to Bajor when an ancient tablet addressing the Emissary is discovered at B'hala.
146 22 "Valiant" 51825.4 Mike Vejar Ronald D. Moore Jake Sisko, Nog May 6, 1998 (1998-05-06) 40510-546
Jake and Nog come under attack by the Jem'Hadar and are rescued by a rogue Defiant class starship, the Valiant, under the command of Starfleet Red Squadron cadets.
147 23 "Profit and Lace" Unknown Siddig El Faddil Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Quark May 13, 1998 (1998-05-13) 40510-547
Quark helps out when Zek's status as the Ferengi Grand Nagus is put in jeopardy by proposing equal rights for Ferengi females.
148 24 "Time's Orphan" Unknown Allan Kroeker Story by : Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
O'Brien May 20, 1998 (1998-05-20) 40510-548
Molly O'Brien disappears in a vortex and reappears as an 18-year-old woman, but she is now feral, bringing great difficulty for her parents.
149 25 "The Sound of Her Voice" 51948.3 Winrich Kolbe Story by : Pam Pietroforte
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Various June 10, 1998 (1998-06-10) 40510-549
The Defiant picks up a distress call from Captain Lisa Cusak, whose escape pod has crashed on a remote planet following the destruction of her ship, the Olympia.
150 26 "Tears of the Prophets" Unknown Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Sisko, Dax, Quark, Bashir June 17, 1998 (1998-06-17) 40510-550
Starfleet Command begins an offensive against the Dominion, and Sisko is chosen to lead the invasion of Cardassia, but the Cardassian/Dominion Alliance has secretly reinforced their borders with unmanned orbital weapons platforms.

Season 7 (1998–99)

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151 1 "Image in the Sand (Part 1 of 2)" Unknown Les Landau Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Sisko, Worf, Kira September 30, 1998 (1998-09-30) 40510-551
With the Bajoran wormhole collapsed, Sisko struggles for a way to contact the Bajoran Prophets.. The Romulans receive permission from the Bajorans to open a military hospital on the moon Dorna. General Martok offers Worf an opportunity to gain admission to Sto'Vo'Kor for Jadzia.
152 2 "Shadows and Symbols
(Part 2 of 2)"
52152.6 Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Sisko, Dax, Worf, Kira October 7, 1998 (1998-10-07) 40510-552
A new Dax appears on the scene. Sisko's quest leads him to the truth about his existence. The discovery that the Romulan hospital is heavily armed leads Colonel Kira to set up a blockade of Derna. Bashir, O'Brien, and, surprisingly, Quark join Worf and Martok on a dangerous mission to destroy the Dominion shipyard.
153 3 "Afterimage" Unknown Les Landau René Echevarria Dax October 14, 1998 (1998-10-14) 40510-553
Everyone who knew Jadzia Dax reacts strongly to Ezri Dax's presence, particularly Worf. Meanwhile Garak suffers from bad attacks of claustrophobia.
154 4 "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" Unknown Chip Chalmers Ronald D. Moore Various October 21, 1998 (1998-10-21) 40510-554
Sisko must train his staff to play baseball when the Vulcan Captain Solok, an old rival of his, challenges Sisko to a game while his ship is being repaired.
155 5 "Chrysalis" Unknown Jonathan West René Echevarria Bashir October 28, 1998 (1998-10-28) 40510-555
Bashir falls for a genetically enhanced patient, Sarina Douglas, that he brought out of a catatonic state using an experimental medical procedure.
156 6 "Treachery, Faith and the Great River" Unknown Steve Posey Story by : Philip Kim
Teleplay by : David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Odo, O'Brien, Nog November 4, 1998 (1998-11-04) 40510-556
A Vorta defector, Weyoun-6, gives Odo valuable information in exchange for asylum. Weyoun-7, the next clone in the series, pursues them. Meanwhile Nog engages in a series of barters to get a Graviton Stabilizer for Miles.
157 7 "Once More unto the Breach" Unknown Allan Kroeker Ronald D. Moore Worf November 11, 1998 (1998-11-11) 40510-557
Kor (Ep 2.19, Blood Oath & 4.9, The Sword of Kahless), an aging Klingon hero, asks Worf to find him a battle assignment. Martok plans a "cavalry raid" of five birds of prey, hitting several key targets behind enemy lines to throw them off balance.
158 8 "The Siege of AR-558" Unknown Winrich Kolbe Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Sisko, Dax, Quark, Bashir, Nog November 18, 1998 (1998-11-18) 40510-558
Sisko and crew relieve Starfleet troops under siege by Jem'Hadar at a key communications outpost, AR-558, the largest Dominion communications array in the sector.
159 9 "Covenant" Unknown John Kretchmer René Echevarria Kira, Dukat November 25, 1998 (1998-11-25) 40510-559
Dukat, now a religious leader, holds Kira hostage. Mika, one of Dukat's followers, gives birth to a half-Cardassian child.
160 10 "It's Only a Paper Moon" 52235.7 Anson Williams Story by : David Mack & John J. Ordover
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
Nog December 30, 1998 (1998-12-30) 40510-560
Nog struggles with PTSD and begins living with Vic Fontaine.
161 11 "Prodigal Daughter" Unknown Victor Lobl David Weddle & Bradley Thompson Dax January 6, 1999 (1999-01-06) 40510-561
Ezri goes to New Sydney to find O'Brien and uncovers some disturbing family secrets. Miles goes in search of the widow of Liam Bilby, Morica Bilby, whom he befriended in an undercover operation.
162 12 "The Emperor's New Cloak" Unknown LeVar Burton Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Quark February 3, 1999 (1999-02-03) 40510-562
Quark and Rom cross into the alternate universe to rescue Grand Nagus Zek.
163 13 "Field of Fire" Unknown Tony Dow Robert Hewitt Wolfe Dax February 10, 1999 (1999-02-10) 40510-563
Ezri summons Joran, a homicidal Dax incarnation from her past, for help in understanding the mind of a serial killer loose on the station.
164 14 "Chimera" Unknown Steve Posey René Echevarria Odo February 17, 1999 (1999-02-17) 40510-564
A Changeling, Laas, asks Odo to leave the station and join his search for other shapeshifters. Laas was with the Varalans and has learned to assume a space-faring creature's form.
165 15 "Badda-Bing Badda-Bang" Unknown Mike Vejar Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Various February 24, 1999 (1999-02-24) 40510-566
The crew attempt to help Vic Fontaine when Vic's hotel is bought by mobsters Frankie Eyes and Carl Zeemo.
166 16 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" Unknown David Livingston Ronald D. Moore Bashir March 3, 1999 (1999-03-03) 40510-565
While attending a diplomatic conference on Romulus, Bashir becomes an unwilling pawn of Section 31.
167 17 "Penumbra" 52576.2 Steve Posey René Echevarria Sisko, Dax, Worf April 7, 1999 (1999-04-07) 40510-567
Ezri searches for a missing Worf; Sisko makes plans to marry Kasidy Yates.
168 18 "'Til Death Do Us Part" Unknown Winrich Kolbe Bradley Thompson & David Weddle Sisko, Dax, Worf, Dukat, Winn April 14, 1999 (1999-04-14) 40510-568
Captured by the Breen, Ezri and Worf undergo mental torture. Sisko agonizes over his broken engagement.
169 19 "Strange Bedfellows" Unknown René Auberjonois Ronald D. Moore Dax, Worf, Dukat, Winn April 21, 1999 (1999-04-21) 40510-569
An alliance is born between the Dominion and the Breen which will prove devastating for the Federation. Ezri and Worf are sentenced to death on Cardassia.
170 20 "The Changing Face of Evil" Unknown Mike Vejar Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Various April 28, 1999 (1999-04-28) 40510-570
The war reaches a crucial turning point when the Dominion retakes the Chin'Toka system, the only Allied foothold in enemy space. Meanwhile, Winn learns that Dukat plans to release the Pah-Wraiths, and Damar leads a revolt against the Dominion.
171 21 "When It Rains..." Unknown Michael Dorn Story by : René Echevarria & Spike Steingasser
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
Various May 5, 1999 (1999-05-05) 40510-571
Sisko orders Kira to train Cardassians in resistance tactics as Damar's rebellion gains ground; meanwhile, Bashir makes a shocking discovery about the disease that is ravaging the Founders.
172 22 "Tacking Into the Wind" Unknown Mike Vejar Ronald D. Moore Various May 12, 1999 (1999-05-12) 40510-572
Kira masterminds a plot to steal the Breen energy-dampening weapon and Worf instigates a power shift in the Klingon Empire.
173 23 "Extreme Measures" 52645.7 Steve Posey David Weddle & Bradley Thompson Bashir, O'Brien May 19, 1999 (1999-05-19) 40510-573
As Odo falls gravely ill to the shape-shifter disease Bashir and O'Brien must get inside the mind of Luther Sloan, who holds Odo's cure.
174 24 "The Dogs of War" 52861.3 Avery Brooks Story by : Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : René Echevarria & Ronald D. Moore
Various May 26, 1999 (1999-05-26) 40510-574
Sisko takes command of a new ship; Kira and Garak face a Dominion ambush on Cardassia. Grand Nagus Zek has an announcement to make, as well as the Siskos.
"What You Leave Behind" Unknown Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler Various June 2, 1999 (1999-06-02) 40510-749 (575–576)
Sisko leads the Federation/Klingon/Romulan alliance in the offensive on the Cardassian homeworld. Dukat and Winn journey to the fire caves to release the Pah'Wraiths, and Damar leads his people in a revolution in an attempt to overthrow their Dominion oppressors.

See also


  1. ^ "IMDb Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - episode list".

External links

  • DS9 episode list at Memory Alpha the Star Trek Wiki
  • Episode guide at
  • List of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes on IMDb
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