Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2, Episode 24

The Collaborator (22 May 1994)

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Vedek Bareil is targeted by fellow Kai candidate Vedek Winn as having been a collaborator with the Cardassians during the Occupation.



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Episode cast overview:
Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil) (credit only)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Philip Anglim ...
Camille Saviola ...
Charles Parks ...
Tom Villard ...
Prylar Bek


The election day for the new Kai is approaching and both Vedek Bareil and Vedek Winn are on the station. Bareil is especially interested in Kira's vote, Winn has a completely different agenda. She is awaiting the arrival of secretary Kubus Oak. He was special liaison between Cardassians and the Bajoran government. After the occupation the collaborator fled to Cardassia. Kira and Odo are determined to make sure he gets the proper sentence. Then suddenly Winn wants to leave the station with Oak. She accessed information about Prylar Bek, another Bajoran collaborator, who hanged himself after he gave away the location of a rebel base in the Kendra Valley. Winn tells her Kubus gave away the name of the person really responsible for the massacre: Vedek Bareil. Kira tries to find the truth. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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[in Bareil's orb experience, Kira cuts a man loose who has hung himself]
Major Kira: Who is it?
Vedek Bareil: [turning the man around] It's Prylar Bek.
Major Kira: No, it's not... It's you.
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Time for a new Kai
1 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the time approaches for Bajor to elect a new Kai, the most likely candidate is Vedek Bareil, known to be the personal choice of the former Kai and a very close friend of Major Kira. When a man who collaborated with the Cardassians is caught trying to get back to Bajor he claims that Bareil may have been involved in an act of treason which led to the deaths of many Bajoran rebels. When Vedek Winn invites Kira to investigated the claims she accepts expecting that as the evidence emerges it will prove her friend's innocence. As her investigations go deeper she is shocked to discover that the evidence suggests that Bareil was indeed guilty of treason.

While this episode didn't contain any real action it was an interesting look at the religious politics of Bajor and had a rather surprising twist at the end. Louise Fletcher does a good job as Winn despite being a relatively minor character at this point in the series.

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