Thomas Riker, impersonating Will Riker, steals the Defiant in order to fight with the Maquis. Sisko assists Gul Dukat on Cardassia Prime to prevent the ship from entering Cardassian territory.



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Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Chief O'Brien
Cardassian Soldier
Computer Voice (voice)


It's very busy on the station and Kira hasn't even got time to read reports. Now Starfleet also requests a complete report on the computer calibration subroutine. When Bashir asks for a runabout that isn't available to get medical supplies, she snaps. Bashir notices she's overworked and orders her to rest. Not liking it all, her mood becomes better when she meets commander Will Riker from the starship Enterprise in the bar. He has three months of leave and is on his way to the pleasure planet Risa. She seems to really like him and only the thought of Bareil is holding her back. At the end of the next day she runs into him again and offers him a tour of the facility. Riker asks immediately if he can take a look at the Defiant. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Thomas Riker calls the Defiant a "tough little ship"; William T. Riker later calls it the same thing in Star Trek: First Contact. See more »


Commander Sisko folds his arm while trying to convince Gul Dukat that he wants to help disable the Defiant. We see him fold his arms as he says "Then bring me with you..." He leaves his arms folded for several moments as he continues his argument. The camera leaves him for a moment and then when the shot returns to him, we see him fold his arms again as he says "I want to to try and disable it first". See more »


[Tom Riker has hijacked the Defiant for a special Maquis-mission in Cardassian territory]
Major Kira: The Maquis are terrorists, and the only thing terrorists care about is attacking the enemy. I know, I was a terrorist, and if I'd had this ship then... I would've destroyed Deep Space Nine. I would've hit the Cardassians so hard, they would've screamed for peace; but I certainly wouldn't have gone flying off into the middle of Cardassia on some wild goose chase!
Thomas Riker: I guess we're different kinds of terrorists.
Major Kira: ...
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Second Chances (1993) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Great beginning, horrible ending
18 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This should have been at least a 2-part episode. It began brilliantly and all was fine until the end. was like magic. Suddenly, Tom Riker just changes his mind. Yes, I understand the so-called psychology of his decision. It's BS. Totally and utterly BS. And his "crew" just obeyed like good little Star Fleet crew members, instead of rebel Maquis.

As I said, if this had been a 2-parter...or even multiple parts, it would have been excellent. Gul Dukat looks like a ninny in this episode. There's nothing in this episode, other than the basic concept and the opening few sequences that are redeeming. Pitiful.

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