The crew is surprised when the wormhole opens and an ancient Bajoran lightship comes through. Inside is the poet Akorem Laan who disappeared from Bajor over two centuries ago. Laan was rescued by the prophets and now sent back as emissary, so he claims. Sisko doesn't feel like contradicting him since the prophecies seem to suit the story of Laan better. He is also relieved to be finally able to give up the difficult position. But Sisko gets second thoughts when Laan wants to reintroduce the D'jarras, the abolished Bajoran caste system. Meanwhile Keiko returns from Bajor and tells O'Brien she is pregnant. The chief feels compelled to be at home in his free time and stop spending it with Bashir. It's very obvious he misses the holosuite adventures with the doctor though
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This episode marks the first time the Prophets say "We are of Bajor, *you* are of Bajor" to Sisko. This statement initiates a thread in the overall plot of the series that would not not be explained for 62 episodes, in the premier of Season 7. See more
I was just reading one of Akorem's poems, "The Call of the Prophets".
Oh, that's one of my favorites. It's a shame he never finished it.
He did. Look.
[he hands her the PADD with the poem
Now, this is confusing. The last time I read this poem, it ended after the 12th stanza. If the timeline's been changed, then why do I remember things the way they used to be?
The Prophets work in mysterious ways.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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