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Favor the Bold
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 129 (6.5)

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
Jeffrey Combs   IMDB   Weyoun
Marc Alaimo   IMDB   Gul Dukat
Max Grodénchik   IMDB   Rom
Aron Eisenberg   IMDB   Ensign Nog
J.G. Hertzler   IMDB   General Martok
Melanie Smith   IMDB   Tora Ziyal
Casey Biggs   IMDB   Glinn Damar
Chase Masterson   IMDB   Leeta
Barry Jenner   IMDB   Admiral William Ross
William Wellman Jr.   IMDB   Bajoran Officer
Bart McCarthy   IMDB   Admiral Coburn
Ericka Klein   IMDB   Admiral Sitak
Andrew Palmer   IMDB   Jem'Hadar Soldier
Salome Jens   IMDB   Female Changeling
Music:
Jay Chattaway   IMDB
Director:
Winrich Kolbe   IMDB
Author:
Ira Steven Behr   IMDB
Hans Beimler   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 6.3
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #129: Favor the Bold

The Federation continues to lose the war with the Dominion/Cardassian Alliance - and morale is sinking fast.
Synopsis
Realizing that the Federation needs a major victory, Sisko launches a plan to retake Deep Space Nine, using a task force comprised of ships throughout the Starfleet. Meanwhile, Odo continues to struggle with reconciling his thoughts for the Female Shapeshifter and remaining loyal to his friends, especially Kira. Despite his mixed feelings, he cannot resist linking - joining physically - with the fellow Changeling.

Rom is sentenced to execution for interfering in Dominion efforts to destroy the minefield barricading Jem'Hadar reinforcements on the other side of the wormhole. When Quark promises his brother he will find a way to free him, Rom tells him it is more important that he destroy the beam being used to take down the minefield. Kira asks Ziyal to convince her father, Gul Dukat, to release Rom, but Dukat turns his daughter down. Meanwhile, Quark learns that the minefield will be destroyed within a week, allowing thousands of Dominion troops to come through the wormhole and flood the Alpha Quadrant.

Quark and Kira realize they must warn Starfleet, so Jake smuggles out an encrypted message to his father. Sisko receives it and realizes he must begin his mission immediately, although needed reinforcements are days away from arrival.

Tracking the movements of the Federation fleet, Dukat and Weyoun realize something big is being planned. However, Dukat is more concerned about reconciling with Ziyal. He sends Damar, his second-in-command, to convince her to speak with him, but Damar, who dislikes Ziyal, is rough with the girl. Kira witnesses this and angrily attacks Damar, nearly killing him. Meanwhile, Sisko returns to the Defiant to personally lead the task force for his pivotal mission.

Dukat realizes the Federation troops are headed for the space station but is confident they won't have a chance once the minefield comes down. A bruised Damar asks Dukat for permission to arrest Kira, but Dukat only cares about what transpired between Damar and Ziyal. Odo has a disturbing conversation with the Female Shapeshifter, but when he later tries to talk to Kira, she refuses to accept his apology. Meanwhile, Sisko and his troops - headed for a wall of over one thousand Dominion ships - face what appears to be a suicide mission.
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