Much to his dismay chief O'Brien is ordered by Sisko to escort Bashir to a Bajoran village. He is to help out with a medical emergency that endangers the entire community. After arriving there's only one person sick, the Sirah. He seems very pleased with the arrival of O'Brien and designates him as 'the one'. It soon becomes clear the Sirah is the only person capable of defeating the Dal'Rok, a terrible monster that attacks every year after the harvest and doesn't show up on tricorder. Meanwhile on DS9, Sisko tries to negotiate between the Paqu and the Navot, two rivaling Bajoran factions. Ninety years ago they agreed to a river being the border between their lands, but after the Cardassians diverted the river, Paqu territory became bigger. The leader of the Paqu, Tetrarch Varis Sul, is a young girl and Nog and Jake try to impress her. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
Aspects of this episode later became crucial in the post-"What You Leave Behind" "relaunch" novels, such as "Fragments and Omens" in the second volume of Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as in Warpath, Fearful Symmetry, and The Soul Key . The village seen in this episode is called Sidau in the novels and the orb fragment is called the paghvaram. See more
The amount of oatmeal on Jake's clothing has increased by the time he steps out of Odo's office, compared to when Nog spilled it over him. See more
[after Dr. Bashir has advised him to stay in bed
Your concern touches me, Doctor. But I am now in the hands of the Prophets.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more