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The Collaborator 

Vedek Bareil's targeted by fellow Kai candidate, Vedek Winn as having been a collaborator with the Cardassians during the Occupation.


Cliff Bole


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Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil) (credit only)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Philip Anglim ... Vedek Bareil
Bert Remsen ... Kubus
Camille Saviola ... Kai Opaka
Louise Fletcher ... Vedek Winn
Charles Parks Charles Parks ... Eblan
Tom Villard ... Prylar Bek


The election day for the new Kai is approaching and both Vedek Bareil and Vedek Winn are on the station. Bareil is especially interested in Kira's vote, Winn has a completely different agenda. She's awaiting the arrival of secretary Kubus Oak, who was special liaison between Cardassians and the Bajoran government, during the occupation. After the occupation, Kubus Oak fled to Cardassia. Kira and Odo are determined to make sure he gets the proper sentence. Without warning, Winn wants to leave the station with Oak. She accessed information about Prylar Bek- another Bajoran collaborator - who hanged himself after he gave away the location of a rebel base in the Kendra Valley. Winn tells her Kubus gave away the name of the person really responsible for the massacre: Vedek Bareil. Kira tries to find the truth. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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According to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, there are several Watergate parallels in this one: for example, when Quark helps Kira bypass the security lockouts, and the Prylar Bek character, whom the Companion claims is based on John Dean. See more »


[Winn has been elected the new Kai]
Major Kira: So... instead of you, we have Winn to lead us.
Vedek Bareil: It is the will of the Prophets.
Major Kira: The question is... *where* will she lead us?
Vedek Bareil: Down paths she cannot possibly imagine. She's gonna need our help along the way, even if she doesn't realize it yet.
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It's Kai Time!
9 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is another one of those episodes that incorporates the supernatural Bajorin stuff with the Kai and the Prophets and so on. There is this monastic society that wields great power with the Kai being at the top of the list. It is supposedly supposed to be a spiritual calling, but it is, instead, highly political. Kira gets up to her neck in things better left alone and ends up doing more damage than good. I'm really tired of these episodes, but I suppose since the Federation has to cow tow to these characters (like Winn) we will have a steady diet of it.

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