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Rocks and Shoals
Stardate 51107.2
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 126 (6.2)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Avery Brooks   IMDB   Captain Benjamin Sisko
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lt. Commander Worf
Rene Auberjonois   IMDB   Odo
Terry Farrell   IMDB   Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton   IMDB   Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney   IMDB   Miles Edward O'Brien
Armin Shimerman   IMDB   Quark
Siddig El Fadil   IMDB   Lieutenant Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor   IMDB   Major Kira Nerys
Guest Cast:
Andrew Jordt Robinson   IMDB   Elim Garak
Phil Morris   IMDB   Remata'Klan
Christopher Shea   IMDB   Keevan
Aron Eisenberg   IMDB   Nog
Paul S. Eckstein   IMDB   Limara'Son
Lilyan Chauvin   IMDB   Vedek Yassim
Sarah MacDonnell   IMDB   Neeley
Joseph Fuqua   IMDB   Gordon
Music:
David Bell   IMDB
Director:
Mike Vejar   IMDB
Author:
Ronald D. Moore   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 6.1
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #126: Rocks and Shoals

Sisko and his beleaguered crew are captured by the Jem'Hadar.
Synopsis
Traveling in a crippled Jem'Hadar warship, Sisko and his crew enter an uncharted nebula. They crash in the ocean of a desolate planet, and Dax is seriously wounded. Bashir stabilizes Dax's condition, after which the group takes shelter in a cave. Later, while Garak and Nog are searching for food and water, they are captured by Jem'Hadar soldiers who also crashed on the barren world.

Garak and Nog are taken to Keevan, the badly wounded Vorta leader of the stranded Jem'Hadar. When Garak reveals there is a doctor in their group, Keevan orders his soldiers, led by Remata'Klan, to locate the Starfleet unit without engaging them in battle. Meanwhile, Sisko and the crew try to locate their missing comrades. They are spotted by the Jem'Hadar who, ignoring Keevan's instructions, open fire.

Remata'Klan frantically orders his soldiers to lower their weapons. The Jem'Hadar retreat, and Keevan gives Remata'Klan a new mission. Soon afterward, he arrives at the Starfleet camp and reveals to Sisko that Garak and Nog are being held as prisoners. Keevan wants to trade them for Sisko and Bashir, and after Remata'Klan gives his word that no one will be harmed, Sisko agrees.

Sisko and Bashir soon learn that they were summoned to save Keevan's life. Once the Vorta's condition improves, he reveals that his Jem'Hadar group has been marooned. Unfortunately, he has only one vial of ketracel-white, the drug used to control the Jem'Hadar, left to give them. The soldiers are already suffering from withdrawal, and once the drug is completely gone, they will go insane and kill everyone. To stop this, he will order his troops to attack the Starfleet base camp - but will provide Sisko with their plans. This will enable the Jem'Hadar to be ambushed and killed, Keevan to surrender and O'Brien to repair Keevan's communication system. Sisko is disgusted that Keevan will turn against his men to save himself, but sees no other choice.

At dawn, Remata'Klan and his men are trapped by the Starfleet crew, but Sisko offers to help the group escape. Remata'Klan refuses to surrender, explaining that as a Jem'Hadar he has no choice but to follow Keevan's command. Sadly, Sisko orders his crew to proceed, and the Jem'Hadar troops are massacred. The communication equipment is repaired, and Worf answers their call for help.
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