Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


Season 3, Ep 24, Aired 5/22/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 48764.8 Kai Winn, Bajor's spiritual leader has aspirations of also becoming First Minister of Bajor's Provisional Government. To secure her position, she employs Kira to retrieve farming equipment that is being held illegally by the leader of her old resistance cell. However, old loyalties and new discoveries may seriously hurt Winn's position.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Armin Shimerman


  • Terry Farrell

    Lt./Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (Season 1-6)

  • Rene Auberjonois

    Constable Odo

  • Nana Visitor

    Major/Colonel/Commander Kira Nerys

  • Avery Brooks

    Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • "Next time I start getting nostalgic for the old days, shoot Lupaza

    By Celedorian, Apr 29, 2013

  • Development of Kira's character.

    By pharoahsdance, Aug 15, 2009

  • Conflict on Bajor over something trivial almost ignites civil war

    By 2crour93, Sep 12, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Furel: (after Bajoran sceurity forces chase them through the hills) Either I am getting older, or these mountains are getting higher. Lupaza: The next time I get nostalgic for the old days, shoot me. Furel: (teasing) If you insist!

    • Odo: It has been my observation that one of the prices of giving people freedom of choice, is that sometimes they make the wrong choice.

    • Winn: So this is a coup. Kira: No. It'll be a free election - if you want to run, go ahead. But if you do, this entire incident will be made public. And when the people know the real facts - when they know that you risked a civil war over a couple of pieces of farm equipment, they'll never trust you again. You're still the Kai, 'the spiritual leader of Bajor'. But your days in this office are numbered. So if I were you, I'd start packing.

    Notes (6)

    • John Kenton Shull (Security Officer) also played K'Temang on the DS9 episode "Return To Grace", and the role of Molor Singer on The Next Generation episode "Firstborn". He also played Medicine Man in the Voyager episode "Basics", Brok'Tan in the Voyager episode "Barge Of The Dead", and Nocona on the Voyager episode "Homestead".

    • Sherman Howard (Syvar) played the role of Captain Endar on The Next Generation episode "Suddenly Human" and T'Greth on the Voyager episode "Prophecy".

    • Diane Salinger (Lupaza) later reprises her role in "The Darkness And The Light".

    • O'Brien is poised to win his 47th game of darts in a row. Writer Joe Menosky began including references to the number 47 in almost every episode of Star Trek since season four of The Next Generation. It is an in-joke, referring to The 47 Society at Pomona College in California, a college which Menosky attended.

    • Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko) does not appear in this episode.

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