Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 2, Episode 3

The Siege (10 Oct. 1993)

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As a "Circle"-led Bajoran military tries to occupy the station, a skeleton crew led by Sisko fight to reveal "The Circle's" big secret before they are forced to evacuate themselves. Meanwhile, Kira and Dax lead a mission to reveal the truth about "The Circle" on Bajor.



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Admiral Chekote has told Sisko he can't get involved in an internal Bajoran conflict and has to evacuate the station, but Sisko himself has no intentions of leaving. He feels he's come to care about what happens to the Bajorans and tries to muster support from the crew of the station. They will try to delay the takeover as long as possible and set up a resistance until the Cardassian involvement is revealed. As there's still no communications possible to Bajor, Kira sees no other alternative then to bring the evidence to the Chamber of Ministers, but all the runabouts are in use for the evacuation. Li Nalas thinks there might still be raiders intact on the Lunar V base and Kira and Dax take a look. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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[Kira and Dax are flying an ancient Bajoran raider]
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Navigational sensors aren't functioning.
Major Kira Nerys: No problem.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: [incredulous] No problem? Big problem. Without navigational sensors...
Major Kira Nerys: We'll have to fly by the seat of our pants.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: [sarcastically] Great. Seat-of-the-pants technology.
Major Kira Nerys: You Starfleet types are too dependend on gadgets and gizmos. You lose your natural instincts for survival.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: My natural instincts for survival told me not to climb aboard this thing. I'd say they were functioning pretty well.
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The final installment of the Bajoran trilogy...and the best of the three shows.
16 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As this final portion of a three-part series on those annoying Bajorans begins, 'The Circle' is set on taking control of Deep Space 9 and their unknown benefactors turn out to be the Cardassians! What an odd alliance. However, despite Sisko learning this, Admiral Chekote has forbidden intervention--so, Sisko is planning on intervening anyway! I like this side of Sisko and he is much more assertive and interesting in part three! Can the small company of Starfleet staff manage to resist this takeover? Well, perhaps if Kira can get the proof of the Cardassian involvement to the provisional government. However, communication with the planet are blocked and it appears as if The Circle will be ready to kill anyone trying to bring the truth to the planet. So, Sisko and his troops will just need to be incredibly tricky, won't they?

This is by far the best of the three parts of this series--mostly because it does have a decent amount of actions--something oddly missing in parts one and two. Well worth seeing.

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