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By Inferno's Light

Air Date:  
   Les Landau
Written By:  
   Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe
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The real Bashir, Worf and Garak try to stay alive in the hostile world of a Dominion Internment Center.

As the station prepares for a Dominion attack, the enemy fleet coming through the wormhole suddenly turns toward Cardassian space. Gul Dukat breaks formation
and follows, apparently bent on taking on the enemy himself. The
Deep Space Nine crew worries for his safety, until he reveals that
he has spearheaded negotiations resulting in Cardassia's agreement
to join the Dominion — with Dukat as Cardassia's leader. In the
Dominion Internment Center, Worf, Martok, Bashir and Garak
mastermind an escape plan that will require Garak to spend hours in
a tiny crawlspace reconfiguring a transmitter to beam them back to
their Runabout.

In the Internment Center, Worf is forced to fight Jem'Hadar
soldiers to prepare them for their battle against the Klingons.
While Worf fights, Garak works on the transmitter, as other
prisoners stand guard. On Deep Space Nine, Sisko convinces Klingon Chancellor Gowron to reinstate their treaty with the Federation in
order to fight the Dominion and Cardassians together. Meanwhile,
the Changeling impersonating Bashir slips away and into a Runabout.

Worf continues his battles with various Jem'Hadar soldiers, but
while he keeps winning, he keeps getting weaker. Bashir warns him
to stop, but Worf is determined to fight to the death, impressing
General Martok with his deep sense of Klingon honor. Garak, who
suffers from intense claustrophobia, panics in the crawlspace and
must be rescued. Meanwhile, Dukat offers to spare the station if
the Federation agrees to join the Dominion. Sisko refuses, and
Dukat warns him that Deep Space Nine will be a target.

In the Internment Center, Garak regains his bearings and re-enters
the crawlspace to finish his job. While Worf struggles through a fight with the head of the Jem'Hadar guards, a group of soldiers
arrives at the prisoners' barracks looking for Garak. On Deep Space
Nine, the combined Federation and Klingon forces prepare to take on
the Dominion. Even the Romulans arrive to help. No one sees Bashir
take off alone in a Runabout — just as the Dominion fleet prepares
to enter Bajoran space.

Back at the Internment Center, the Jem'Hadar guards discover
Garak's crawlspace and head inside. The prisoners kill them,
saving their chances of escape. Meanwhile, Worf, near death,
insists on continuing the fight, even when Martok tells him to stop.
Impressed, his opponents yield, and the Vorta in charge orders both
combatants killed. But Worf dematerializes and appears on their
Runabout with the rest of the prisoners — Garak was successful. The
real Bashir sends a message to Deep Space Nine revealing the Bashir they have been dealing with is a saboteur. They locate the
Bashir Changeling on the Runabout, heading straight for the sun with a trilithium explosive, which if it explodes in the sun, will destroy the station and the entire combined fleet. Kira and Dax take off after him and destroy the Runabout just in
time. Sisko tells his fleet of unlikely allies that no attack is
imminent — at least not today.

Later, Garak, Worf, Martok and the real Bashir return, and Martok
is made commander of the Klingon forces on Deep Space Nine. But
there is no time to celebrate. Gul Dukat sends a message to Sisko
indicating that the battle for the Alpha Quadrant has just begun.

Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois as Odo
Michael Dorn as Worf
Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman as Quark
Alexander Siddig as Dr.Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys

  Guest Cast
Andrew J. Robinson as Garak
Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat
Melanie Smith as Ziyal
J.G. Hertzler as Martok
Ray Buktenica as Deyos
James Horan as Ikat'ika
Carrie Stauber as Romulan
Robert O'Reilly as Gowron

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