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Things are looking bad for the Federation; first the Breen lead an
audacious raid to the heart of Federation territory and attacked Star
Fleet headquarters in San Francisco and then they drive Star Fleet from
their only base inside Dominion territory. This latter attack has a
greater effect on Sisko and the people of DS9 as they were lucky to
survive the battle when the Defiant is destroyed after being hit by a
Breen weapon that shut down all of its systems. Back on Bajor Kai Winn
has gone over to the side of the Pah-wraiths and asks to see the
ancient texts concerning them against the advice of her assistant
Solbor, he believes that she is being led astray by her new friend
Anjohl Tennan and looks into his true identity; when he tells the Kai
that he has discovered her new friend is in fact Dukat she takes
drastic action to protect his identity. There is at least some good
news for the Federation Legate Damar has had enough of the Dominion's
treatment of Cardassia and announces that the Cardassians are to rise
up and overthrow their oppressors, their first action is to destroy the
Vorta cloning facility, something which rather disturbs Weyoun.
This was another good episode which doesn't concentrate one any one character or even a single group of characters. By this point in the series each episode is part of the main story arc so one really needs to have been watching for a while to enjoy it, there is little point just dipping in and watching a single episode.
Towards the end of the run of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9", instead of the
usual self-contained or occasional two-part episodes, the series
instead became one enormous ongoing plot. In effect, the last 10 or so
episodes of the show were more like a gigantic movie or soap opera.
This isn't so much a complaint--more an observation about the style of
the programs. Because of this, it's rather difficult to rate or review
As in previous episodes, the main plots involve the Kai and her descent into serving evil, the Cardassians separating themselves from the Dominion as well as the folks on DS9--who take a back seat in most of the episodes.
The Kai is determined to read the forbidden texts. They are forbidden because they are evil and tell of the power of the Pah- Wraiths. This causes problems with her people--and she no longer seems to care. But when her assistant tells her that her new lover isn't actually a Bajoran but a Cardassian, she has one more chance to back down and abandon her evil ways. Being truly nasty and vicious, watching her choice is amazingly satisfying!
The Cardassians are planning a revolt...and it comes just in time. This is because with the Breen's assistance, the Dominion regained the offensive in the war. Exactly what happens to Sisko and his ship, the Defiant, is something you'll just have to see for yourself.
Like in all the episodes, this one is exciting, tense and one you should see as a whole.
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