Sisko has taken the place of revolutionary Gabriel Bell to ensure the hostages are kept safe. Not an easy task as he needs to keep both trigger-happy Biddle Coleridge and police officer Vin at bay. Bashir has another concern. He fears for the captain's life as the original Bell died in the riots. When Michael Webb manages to reach the processing center, Sisko asks to look for more sensible gimmes to guard the hostages. Meanwhile Dax watches the news about the riots. She thinks it's time for action and tries to find a way into the Sanctuary District. On the Defiant the crew decides their only option is to send people back into the past. There's just one problem, O'Brien has limited the options to 10, but there are not enough chroniton particles to do them all.
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feels that both "Past Tense, Part I" and "Past Tense, Part II" were important shows for Bashir. See more
In "Past Tense: Part 1" Sisko says that the Bell riots are named for Gabriel Bell who died protecting the hostages. Sisko assumed the identity of Bell after Bell was accidentally killed when Sisko and Bashir accidentally changed the timeline. During the riots Sisko is shot but survives. Near the end of "Past Tense: Part 2" one of the guards, Vin (played by Dick Miller) asks how he can help Sisko and Bashir. He agrees to help them escape but takes their ID cards to be placed on two on the people who have died during the shooting. When Sisko and Bashir are back in their timeline and onboard the Defiant Bashir looks-up the riots. In the history records it shows Sisko's picture for Gabriel Bell. Sisko had Bell's ID but Vin took it to place on one of the dead people. History would have shown someone else's picture for Bell instead of Sisko. The IDs did not have photos on them but if they had the picture should have been one of Gabriel Bell. See more
You know, Commander... having seen a little of the 21st century, there is one thing I don't understand: how could they have let things get so bad?
That's a good question. I wish I had an answer.
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