The Federation attacks DS9 in hopes of keeping the mine field at the wormhole intact, while the Dominion waits entrance to the Alpha Quadrant from the other side.



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Operation Return has begun. The goals: to get through the Dominion/Cardassian blockade; to retake Deep Space 9; and to stop the Dominion from destroying the minefield blocking the wormhole. But the blockade is barely budging, and back on Terok Nor (Deep Space 9), the resistance members are arrested, awaiting execution. Although Odo comes to his senses, are the resistance, and the Defiant, too late to stop the Dominion reinforcements? Written by movieguy3

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3 November 1997 (USA)  »

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The poem that O'Brien and Bashir quote is 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. See more »


After Sisko says "Evasive maneuvers, Pattern Omega. We're going through.", there is a flash on the bridge from enemy fire. During the flash, if you look closely, there is a ship diagram of an Excelsior-class ship in the background behind Sisko on the left side of the screen. Defiant is not an Excelsior-class starship. See more »


Damar: The wormhole is opening.
[Only one ship emerges from the wormhole]
Damar: The Defiant!
Gul Dukat: Our reinforcements must be right behind.
[the wormhole closes]
Damar: No, sir. There's no sign of them.
Weyoun: That's... impossible! Check our listening posts in the Gamma Quadrant.
Damar: They're not they're either.
Gul Dukat: But they entered the wormhole... where are they?
Damar: I don't know!
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Very good but there are a couple problems with this one.
20 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Inexplicably, the Dominion and Cardassians troops aboard the space station allow Jake and others a lot of freedom. They are supposed to be evil--but they allow everyone who has a reason to hate them to have full access to just about everything. Regardless, these forces are working hard to find a way past Rom's minefield. In fact, by the end of the show, it looks like this defense grid is shot to heck. So, it's up to Sisko's friends living inside the wormhole, them Prophets, to come to the rescue.

While this is an exciting episode, there are a few logical issues with it. Plus, I am a bit tired of the Prophets and the way they interact with Sisko. Good but it could have been better.

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