A team of Cardassian scientists comes to visit the station to help set up a subspace communications relay in the Gamma Quadrant. Suddenly a Vedek, named Yarka, wants to speak with Sisko. He brings a warning from the prophets and advises to refuse Cardassians access to the station. He refers to Trakor's third prophecy which tells of 3 vipers - the Cardassians - who return to their nest in the sky - Deep Space Nine - which ultimately leads to the destruction of the Celestial Temple - the wormhole. Sisko and Kira dismiss it at first, since only two Cardassians scientists are coming. But, when a third Cardassian scientist arrives, Kira begins to give the prophecy credence. With more and more of the predictions are coming true, Sisko must make a choice: his Federation duties, or his role as Emissary.
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Did You Know?
While in full Cardassian makeup, actress Tracy Scoggins
(Gilora Rejal) took the opportunity to walk around the Paramount lot, "scaring schoolchildren on buses" before security called the DS9 set, saying, "Could y'all do something about keeping your aliens contained over there?" See more
In the episodes opening, when Quark brings kanar for the Cardassian's coming to the station, he places a bottle on a table, just as the camera switches away. When the shot switches back to Quark he is just turning back from the table to deliver a line to Dax. He then appears to turn to Sisko and the shot switches to Sisko. Sisko is holding the bottle, though he appears to be across the room from Quark and the table where the bottle was placed. See more
[referring to the Prophets
If you turn your back on them now, you're abandoning your faith; and without your faith, Nerys... what do you have left?
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more