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Inquisition
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 142 (6.18)

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:
Jeffrey Combs   IMDB   Weyoun
Samantha Mudd   IMDB   Lieutenant Chandler
Benjamin Brown   IMDB   Lieutenant Kagan
William Sadler   IMDB   Sloan
Judi Durand   IMDB   Cardassian Computer Voice
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
Michael Dorn   IMDB
Author:
Bradley Thompson   IMDB
David Weddle   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 6.9
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #142: Inquisition

Dr. Bashir is interrogated by a member of Section 31 - a branch of Starfleet Intelligence that answers to no one.
Synopsis
Internal Affairs Officer Sloan arrives on the station, announcing that there has been a possible security breach. He believes an officer may be passing information to the Dominion and promptly confines the senior staff to quarters. Later, Sloan summons Bashir for a brief interview, which appears to go well. Back in his room, however, the doctor learns that O'Brien was interrogated for two hours - about him. Just then, Bashir is taken to a second meeting with Sloan.

Sloan questions Bashir about his time as a Dominion prisoner and picks apart the story of his incarceration and escape. He tells the doctor that because of his superior, genetically engineered mind, the Dominion may be using him as a spy without his conscious knowledge. Bashir doesn't buy the story, and Sloan angrily drags him to a holding cell.

When Sisko sits in on the next interrogation, Sloan reminds him that Bashir recently advised on surrendering to the Dominion, and that he lied about being genetically engineered. In a private meeting, Sisko asks Bashir if Sloan's theory is medically possible, and Bashir realizes that Sisko doubts his innocence. Later that night, Sloan arrives in Bashir's cell to take him to a starbase for further questioning, but the doctor is suddenly transported onto a Cardassian ship.

He is welcomed by Weyoun, who asserts that Bashir was indeed "broken" by the Dominion. Since he has no memory of being a spy, Bashir decides that Weyoun and Sloan must be working together to concoct the story. Just then, the Defiant attacks, and Kira and Worf take him back to their ship. As his fellow officers unite against him, Bashir notices something is wrong - O'Brien suffered a recent shoulder injury but shows no symptoms. Suddenly, everything fades away. He was in a Federation holographic simulation. Now, he faces the real Sloan.

Sloan explains that he works for a secret division of Starfleet Intelligence - Section 31 - that eliminates dangers to the Federation without answering to anyone. They secretly took Bashir from the station and put him through a series of tests, which he passed. Bashir is horrified when Sloan invites him to join their group, then turns him down. Later, when he tells his story to Sisko, who thought the doctor was at a medical conference, Bashir gets an unwelcome assignment. Sisko surmises that Sloan will not give up hope of recruiting Bashir, and that when he returns, Bashir must join the secret unit - as a spy for the captain.
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