The future of peace at stake when a band of renegade Jem'Hadar discovers an ancient Iconian Gateway, which can enable them to launch attacks anywhere in the galaxy. In order to stop them, the crew of the Defiant must team up with a band of Jem'Hadar still loyal to the Founders. However, working together may prove more difficult than imagined.
Stardate: 49702.2 A pregnant Lwaxana Troi arrives on Deep Space Nine, distressed over the prospect of having her child taken away by its Tavnian father. In order to assist her in keeping her child in accordance with Tavnian law, Odo offers to marry her. Meanwhile, Jake finds inspiration in Onaya, an alien woman with sinister motives.moreless
Stardate: 49665.3 Worf faces extradition to his homeworld when he destroys a Klingon transport and is solely responsible for the deaths of the 441 passengers.
Starfleet Command places Sisko in command of Starfleet Security, as they believe that Changelings may have infiltrated Earth.
Stardate: 49300.7 A transporter accident traps the senior crew of Deep Space Nine in Bashir's James Bond-like holodeck scenario, with each one taking the role of different characters.
During negotiations with the Karemma, the Defiant is attacked by the Jem'Hadar. After a short battle, the Defiant is left drifting in a hostile atmosphere, with Sisko critically injured. Meanwhile, the Jem'Hadar are still looking.