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The Search, Part II 

Odo has found his home and is introduced. Meanwhile Sisko finds out peace talks between the Dominion and the Federation have already started.


Jonathan Frakes


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Salome Jens ... Female Shapeshifter
Andrew Robinson ... Garak
Natalija Nogulich ... Adm. Alynna Nechayev
Martha Hackett ... T'Rul
Ken Marshall ... Lt. Commander Michael Eddington (as Kenneth Marshall)
William Frankfather ... Male Shapeshifter
Dennis Christopher ... Borath


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. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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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 »


Borath: It's the beginning of a new era, Commander, and you helped make it possible. Congratulations.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Adversary (1995) See more »


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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10 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Things are collapsing around our heroes. They ares seeing the reality of the alliance and its dangers. If they were going to rebel, now was the time. Meanwhile Odo is experiencing joy for the first time in his life. But the beauty of this episode is that it has a series of twists and turns and unexpected developments. We are finally introduced to the real controllers of the universe. I'm intrigued to see where this goes next.

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3 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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