Bashir, Dax and Kira are on reconnaissance in the Gamma Quadrant when they receive a distress call from the Teplan system. The message tells their world has been attacked. The three land and find a pauperized world that doesn't look like it was attacked recently though. The people seem depressed. Bashir finds out all the people suffer from a disease called the blight. Once their world stood up to the Dominion and as punishment they introduced the disease. All people have lesions and when they get infected, they die. The doctor is shocked to find out the people turn to euthanasia when they have 'quickened'. A doctor, Trevean, provides a way out. Bashir offers to help find a cure, but finds only skepticism. Only one pregnant woman, Ekoria, listens with interest. Written by
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This takes place in 2372. See more
In the beginning of the episode when Worf walks in holding the Quark mug from the Defiants mess hall he's holding it sideways. When he demonstrates it holding it sideways plays the music, but it didn't when he walked in. See more
Maybe you should go home. Maybe my people don't deserve your help.
Oh, they've just been suffering so long, they've lost hope that things can be better.
It's more than that. We've come to worship death. - I used to wake up and look at myself in the mirror and be disappointed I hadn't quickened in my sleep. Going to Trevean seemed so much easier than going on living.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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