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Image in the Sand 

Having returned to Earth a couple of months ago, Sisko waits for the Prophets to instruct him on what to do next. When he receives one, he begins searching for the woman behind the face in ... See full summary »


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko / Benny Russell
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Nicole de Boer ... Ensign Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Casey Biggs ... Damar
Barry Jenner ... Admiral Ross
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
Megan Cole ... Cretak
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog


Having returned to Earth a couple of months ago, Sisko waits for the Prophets to instruct him on what to do next. When he receives one, he begins searching for the woman behind the face in the sand in his vision. Meanwhile, back on DS9, Kira deals with a promotion and handling the decisions surrounding her command, and finding herself wishing for the return of Sisko. And Worf deals with the loss of his wife, Jadzia Dax. Written by Moviedude1

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30 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Megan Cole makes her debut as Cretak in this episode. She previously played Noor, a member of the androgynous J'Nai race, in TNG "The Outcast". She would reprise the role in the following episode before being replaced by Adrienne Barbeau in "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges". See more »


When Ezri says Dax's "seven other hosts" are with her, there are actually nine others as Ezri is the tenth Dax host. The writers appear to have forgotten about Joran and Verad. Jadzia always stated up until she died that she was the eighth Dax host; she was including Joran but omitting Verad. See more »


Damar: I'd offer you a glass, but I know how much you dislike kanar.
Weyoun: I'm beginning to think you like it too much.
Damar: I wouldn't trust a Cardassian that didn't enjoy a glass of kanar every once in a while.
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Moving Forward/Love For Your Fellow
8 November 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I liked this one very much. Benjamin has gone back home with Jake and is sitting around wondering what to do. He knows his connection to the prophets is waning. One day he has an image of a desert place where he digs in the sand. He uncovers the face of a woman. This leads to a major piece of information from his father. Meanwhile, Worf is in a rage, destroying things, frustrated that he is helpless to avenge Jadzea. He had hoped she would join him in the Klingon heaven. Other events involve the Romulans who have never been trustworthy forcing themselves into things without consulting the Federation. Sisko now believes that he has what he needs to return as the Emissary but there is one more big surprise for him as he leaves his father's restaurant. This final season looks so great.

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