Odo has found his home on a rogue planet in the Omarion nebulae. A female shapeshifter tells they were once a race of explorers, that was always rejected by the 'solids', the ordinary human beings. She encourages him to learn about their ways so he will be ready for their manner of bonding via the Great Link. Kira in the meantime tries to send a message to Sisko, but finds out all outgoing frequencies are blocked by a subterranean device. Meanwhile Sisko and Bashir are on a runabout when they are being rescued by Dax and O'Brien. They appear to have made contact with the Founders and convinced them of their peaceful intentions. A grand peace meeting is already scheduled, one of the Founders is already on Deep Space Nine. Sisko starts having doubts about the agreement when he finds out the Romulans are excluded from the negotiations and the Jem'Hadar can do whatever they want on the station.
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Did You Know?
The monolith that is seen several times in the background of the garden on the Shapeshifters' planet is almost identical to the monolith which appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Alternate
(1994) as a 'relic of Odo's people'. See more
While Kira is trying to send a signal from the shuttle craft, Odo walks up and asks if she's had any luck. He gets to the doorway and keeps going without ducking, and his head brushes against the top of the doorway and makes a slight whooshing sound. See more
It's the beginning of a new era, Commander, and you helped make it possible. Congratulations.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more