With the war between Klingons and Federation intensifying, Sisko must make a plan to expose Gowron as a changeling. Odo is still having trouble with becoming a solid.



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The war between the Klingons and the Federation is rapidly progressing into a full scale conflict and Starfleet has decided that something must be done. Now that Odo has told Chancellor Gowron is a changeling, Sisko is ordered to infiltrate into the Klingon Empire and expose him. Sisko selects O'Brien, Worf and Odo as the people to go with him, there's only one problem. Odo is still having a great deal of trouble adjusting to his new life as a "solid". His work isn't fulfilling anymore and he's not interested in joining the mission. Sisko doesn't take no for an answer. Meanwhile, the plan is taking shape, with only one problem. Gowron moved his headquarters to Ty'Gokor, heavily fortified and located in a tachyon grid protected asteroid field deep in Klingon space. Gowron is also protected by the Yan-Isleth, his personal security force. Approaching the chancellor unnoticed seems impossible. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Gul Dukat: Major, I must say I'm shocked. You use my daughter to lure me here, you're asking me to risk my ship on some fool's errand into the Klingon Empire, and you're pregnant. I hope First Minister Shakaar appreciates what a lucky man he is.
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Them Founders are a tricky lot...
4 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the final episode of season 4, Odo became privy to some VERY interesting information--that the leader of the Klingon Empire, Gowron, is a Founder!! This does make sense in light of all the things Gowron has recently done to stoke discord with the Empire and the Federation as well as Cardassia. Here in the premier episode of season 5, Captain Sisko has been ordered to the Klingon home world to expose Gowron for what he is. But how...how will he get on the planet...how will he get near Gowron...and how will he show that the guy is really a pile of goo?! Well, the plan will naturally involve bringing Odo along--but Odo is busy feeling sorry for himself, as the Founders have made him a humanoid permanently--something that is very confusing and strange for him.

Much of the show is spend with the away team members dressed up like Klingons--which is a lot of fun to watch. While Odo and O'Brien make crappy Klingons, Sisko is surprisingly good. As for Worf, well, he IS a Klingon! This portion of the show is cool--and it's exciting watching these Federation folks acting like drunk Klingons. Additionally, the show is pretty exciting and features a neat twist. All in all, an excellent start to season 5.

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