As a Circle-led Bajoran military attempts to occupy the station, a skeleton crew, led by Sisko fight to reveal the Circle's secret before they're 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 must evacuate the station, but Sisko has no intentions of leaving. He's come to care about what happens to the Bajorans, and tries to muster support from the crew of the station. They'll 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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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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