Kira has been asked by Shakaar to attend a conference on a remote Cardassian outpost. The two governments will exchange intelligence about the Klingons. The Major will be personally brought to this location by Gul Dukat. Ever since he brought his half Bajoran daughter Ziyal to Cardassia, things haven't been going well for him. He was stripped of his rank and is now a simple freighter captain. But, so he ensures Kira, it is only a temporary setback for him. When Kira arrives in Cardassian space, the outpost has been attacked by a Klingon bird-of-prey. All the diplomats are dead. Kira suggests mounting an outpost disruptor on the freighter to go after the Klingons. While Kira wants revenge for the dead diplomats, Dukat sees this as the perfect opportunity to redeem himself. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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This is the 2nd and final appearance of Cyia Batten as Ziyal. In her next appearance ("For the Cause"), she is played by Tracy Middendorf. In all subsequent appearances, Melanie Smith embodies the role. Ms. Batten, like many performers, can be seen in other Trek series (Enterprise and Voyager) as other species. See more
While Major Kira is showing Ziyal the features of the Federation phaser rifle, she opens and closes the "fully autonomous recharge" component on the bottom of the rifle (heard locking back in to place). A few moments later, it accidentally drops loose when she demonstrates how the rifle is gyro-stabilized by tossing it in her hands. See more
My father says that the two of you have a lot in common. That you both did things during the war that you regret. That's why he cares so much about what you think of him.
Major Kira Nerys
Ziyal, what your father wants from me is forgiveness. That's one thing I can never give him.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more