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Apocalypse Rising

Episode

99

Director:

James L. Conway

Written by:

Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Following Odo's revelation that Chancellor Gowron is a changeling, Starfleet orders Sisko, O'Brien, Odo and Worf to infiltrate Klingon High Command and expose Gowron.

Rating:

A-

Notes:

The Ship

Episode

100

Director:

Kim Friedman

Written by:

Hans Beimler

Story by:

Pam Wigginton & Rick Cason

Stardate:

Synopsis:

While scouting a Gamma Quadrant planet for the feasability of a mining operation, Sisko, Dax, O'Brien, Worf and a few of the engineering crew see a Jem'Hadar ship crash, and are stranded when another Jem'Hadar ship arrives and destroys their runabout. However, they capture the Jem'Hadar ship and try to get it up and running again, but the Vorta commander wants something from inside the ship...

Rating:

B

Notes:

Looking for par'Mach in all the Wrong Places

Episode

101

Director:

Andrew J. Robinson

Written by:

Ronald D. Moore

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Worf falls in love with Grilka, a Klingon woman, only to discover that she is Quark's ex-wife (Season 3's "The House of Quark" ), and that he can't marry her because his house is dishonoured.

Rating:

B+

Notes:

This is the first episode directed by Andrew J. Robinson, who plays Garak.

...Nor the Battle to the Strong

Episode

102

Director:

Kim Friedman

Written by:

René Echevarria

Story by:

Brice R. Parker

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Bashir and Jake Sisko pick up a distress call from a Federation colony under attack by the Klingons and go to investigate.

Rating:

C

Notes:

The title of this episode is taken from Ecclesiastes 9:11.

The Assignment

Episode

103

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Written by:

David Weddle & Bradley Thompson

Story by:

David R. Long & Robert Lederman

Stardate:

Synopsis:

After returning from Bajor, Keiko's body has been taken over by an alien, who will kill Keiko if Miles does not make several changes to the station's systems. It turns out that the alien is a pah'Wraith from Bajoran legends, and the pah'Wraiths were prophets in the wormhole long ago, but they were banished. She is trying to exact revenge upon them...

Rating:

A

Notes:

Trials and Tribble-ations

Episode

104

Director:

Jonathan West

Written by:

Ronald D. Moore & René Echevarria

Story by:

Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler, Robert Hewitt Wolfe & David Gerrold (original author)

Stardate:

Synopsis:

The Defiant travels to Cardassia to receive and Orb, which was taken from the Bajorans. Before leaving, they also take on a passenger, Barry Waddle, a merchant who was strranded on Cardassia when the Klingons attacked. However, while travelling back to DS9, the Defiant is catapulted back in time to the 23rd century, in orbit of Deep Space Station K-7. They discover that Barry Waddle is in fact Arne Darvin, a Klingon secret agent. It turns out that he was found out by Kirk, and he intends to exact revenge, by putting a bomb inside a tribble. It's up to the Defiant crew to go undercover on the Enterprise and stop him...

Rating:

A+

Notes:

This is the DS9 Star Trek 30th Anniversary episode.

Let He Who Is Without Sin...

Episode

105

Director:

René Auberjonois

Written by:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Worf, Dax, Bashir, Quark and Leeta take a holiday on pleasure planet Risa. However, Worf starts acting very oddly, just because he doesn't seem to be enjoying himself, and Bashir is dumped by Leeta, who thinks that Rom is cute. Worf meanwhile, has joined The New Essentialist movement, who believe that the Federation should return to its original values - and that includes shutting Risa down. To help achieve this, Worf helps them shut down the weather grid - meaning that Risa reverts to its natural ecosystem - which is lots of rain.

Rating:

C

Notes:

Yet another episode directed by René Auberjonois

Things Past

Episode

106

Director:

LeVar Burton

Written by:

Mike Taylor

Stardate:

Synopsis:

En route to DS9 in a runabout, Sisko, Odo, Garak and Dax encounter a nebula that leaves them unconscious. They find themselves in an alternative reality DS9, where they are being itreated as three criminals who Odo recognises from his past.

Rating:

D

Notes:

The Ascent

Episode

107

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Written by:

Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Odo and Quark are stranded on a planet after their runabout is sabotaged. They must work together to climb a mountain so they can send a distress call and be rescued before they die of starvation or die of hypothermia.

Rating:

D

Notes:

Rapture

Episode

108

Director:

Jonathan West

Written by:

Hans Beimler

Story by:

LJ Strom

Stardate:

Not given

Synopsis:

Sisko becomes compelled to find the legendary lost Bajoran city of B'Hala after seeing it in a painting, but when he recreates an obelisk which will help him to find B'Hala in a holosuite, he's knocked unconscious by an energy blast, and starts having visions. Meanwhile, Bajor is about to sign the treaty that will make them a member of the Federation

Rating:

B+

Notes:

This is the first DS9 episode to feature the new uniforms.

The Darkness and The Light

Episode

109

Director:

Michael Laurence Vejar

Written by:

Ronald D Moore

Story by:

Bryan Fuller

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Members of Kira's resistance cell from the days of the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor start turning up dead, and Kira receives threats that she may be next.

Rating:

D

Notes:

The Begotten

Episode

110

Director:

Jesus Salvador Treviño

Written by:

René Echevarria

Stardate:

Synopsis:

As Kira finally gives birth to the O'Briens' baby, Odo has a child of his own to look after - a baby changeling which he buys from quark. But he disagrees with Dr. Mora Pol, the Bajoran scientist who raised him, over the best way to bring up the changeling.

Rating:

C-

Notes:

Odo regains his metamorphic abilities in this episode.

For the Uniform

Episode

111

Director:

Victor Lobl

Written by:

Peter Allan Fields

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Sisko takes desperate measurews when he hears that Starfleet have selected another officer to hunt down Michael Eddington, the former Security Chief who betrayed Sisko to join the Maquis.

Rating:

A-

Notes:

In Purgatory's Shadow

Episode

112

Director:

Gabrielle Beaumont

Written by:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr

Stardate:

Synopsis:

When DS9 picks up a message from the Gamma Quadrant, Garak announces that it's from Enabran Tain, one-time head of the Cardassian Obsidiian Order, who was believed to be dead. Garak and Worf travel to the Gamma Quadrant, where they are captured and imprisoned by the Dominion. There they learn of the impending invasion, and discover Dr. Bashir - who has been replaced by a changeling, along with General Martok.

Rating:

A

Notes:

By Inferno's Light

Episode

113

Director:

Les Landau

Written by:

Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Worf, Garak and the other inmates mastermind an escape plan from the Dominion Internment Camp in the Gamma Quadrant while DS9 prepares for an invasion. Meanwhile, Dukat reveals that Cardassia has become part of the Dominion.

Rating:

A-

Notes:

Dr Bashir, I Presume?

Episode

114

Director:

David Livingston

Written by:

Ronald D. Moore

Story by:

Jimmy Diggs

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Doctor Hans Zimmerman, the man who created the Emergency Medical Holographic program decides to update his program and has chosen Bashir to use as a template. Unfortunately, his research reveals a few things about the Doctor that Bashir would have rather kept quiet - things that could get him thrown out of Starfleet.

Rating:

B-

Notes:

A Simple Investigation

Episode

115

Director:

John T. Kretchmer

Written by:

René Echevarria

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Odo begins an investigation into a woman who may be working for the Orion syndicate, but he finds himself falling in love with her...

Rating:

E-

Notes:

Business as Usual

Episode

116

Director:

Alexander Siddig

Written by:

Bradley Thompson & David Weddle

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Hagath, an arms dealer, traps Quark into helping him sell his weapons, but then he begins to regret it when he learns what they were used for...

Rating:

D

Notes:

Ties of Blood and Water

Episode

117

Director:

Avery Brooks

Written by:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Story by:

Edmund Norton & Robbin L. Slocum

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Kira's Cardassian "father" is dying, and so he comes aboard DS9 to tell Starfleet all he knows about Cardassia's secret plans.

Rating:

C

Notes:

Ferengi Love Songs

Episode

118

Director:

René Auberjonois

Written by:

Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Depressed at his lack of business opportunities, Quark returns to his mother's home on Ferenginar, only to discover that she's having an affair with the Grand Nagus. It's a situation he can exploit, but it may also have hidden dangers...

Rating:

C

Notes:

Soliders of the Empire

Episode

119

Director:

LeVar Burton

Written by:

Ronald D. Moore

Stardate:

The 53rd day of the year of Kahless 999

Synopsis:

Martok takes command of a Klingon Bird Of Prey to fulfill a revenge mission. Worf and Dax come along for the ride, but the crew threaten mutiny when Martok appears to be acting like a coward.

Rating:

C-

Notes:

Children of Time

Episode

120

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Written by:

René Echevarria

Story by:

Gary Holland & Ethan H. Calik

Stardate:

Synopsis:

The Defiant investigates a planet with a strange barrier around it. When the cross through the barrier and beam down, they discover a planet populated with their descendants. If they try to leave, the inhabitants of the planet will cease to exist.

Rating:

A+

Notes:

Blaze of Glory

Episode

121

Director:

Kim Friedman

Written by:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Ira Steven Behr

Stardate:

Synopsis:

The Maquis prepare to launch a full-scale assault on Cardassia. Sisko attempts to get Michael Eddington to tell him how to stop the Maquis missiles from reaching Cardassia

Rating:

B+

Notes:

Empok Nor

Episode

122

Director:

Michael Laurence Vejar

Written by:

Hans Beimler

Story by:

Bryan Fuller

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Garak makes an appearance this season as the tailor apparently becomes a killer when he, O'Brien and Nog and a salvage crew become trapped on an apparently abandoned Cardassian station identical to Deep Space Nine.

Rating:

D+

Notes:

In the Cards

Episode

123

Director:

Michael Dorn

Written by:

Ronald D. Moore

Story by:

Truly Clark & Scott Neal

Stardate:

Synopsis:

Jake's attempts to procure a vintage baseball trading card to cheer up his father soon turn into a total farce involving immortality machines, the Jem'Hadar, Starfleet intelligence and a proposed Dominion-Bajoran peace treaty. Jake has to come up with a daft explanation at one point, but it's nowhere near as preposterous as what's really going on.

Rating:

D

Notes:

A Call to Arms

Episode

124

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Written by:

Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Stardate:

Synopsis:

As Dominion forces and their allies build up near Federation space, Sisko realises an invasion of the Alpha Quadrant is imminent. His plan to mine the wormhole entrance to prevent Jem'Hadar ships coming through the wormhole is thwarted, and Starfleet abandons the station to the Dominion. The war begins...

Rating:

A-

Notes:

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