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The Dogs of War
Stardate 52861.3
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 174 (7.24)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Avery Brooks   IMDB   Captain Benjamin Sisko
Nicole de Boer   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Ezri Dax
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lt. Commander Worf
Rene Auberjonois   IMDB   Odo
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   Colonel Kira Nerys
Guest Cast:
Penny Johnson   IMDB   Kasidy Yates
Andrew Jordt Robinson   IMDB   Elim Garak
Jeffrey Combs   IMDB   Weyoun
Jeffrey Combs   IMDB   Brunt
Max Grodénchik   IMDB   Rom
Casey Biggs   IMDB   Glinn Damar
Barry Jenner   IMDB   Admiral William Ross
Cecily Adams   IMDB   Ishka
J.G. Hertzler   IMDB   General Martok
Chase Masterson   IMDB   Leeta
Aron Eisenberg   IMDB   Ensign Nog
Julianna McCarthy   IMDB   Mila
Tiny Ron   IMDB   Maihar'Du
Salome Jens   IMDB   Female Changeling
Mel Johnson, Jr.   IMDB   Broca
Vaughn Armstrong   IMDB   Seskal
Stephen Yoakam   IMDB   Velal
Paul S. Eckstein   IMDB   Jem'Hadar
David B. Levinson   IMDB   Broik
Cathy Debuono   IMDB   M'Pella
Leroy D. Brazile   IMDB   Lonar
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Computer Voice
Wallace Shawn   IMDB   Zek
Music:
David Bell   IMDB
Director:
Avery Brooks   IMDB
Teleplay:
René Echévarria   IMDB
Ronald D. Moore   IMDB
Story:
Peter Allan Fields   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 7.12
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #174: The Dogs of War

Bashir and Ezri's feelings for each other increase, as do the consequences of the Dominion war.
Synopsis
While Sisko takes command of a new ship named in honor of the Defiant, Kira, Garak and Damar barely escape a Dominion ambush on Cardassia and are forced into hiding. Quark receives a static-filled message from Grand Nagus Zek, the Ferengi leader, that he's being named Zek's successor. Now cured of the deadly Changeling virus, Odo is outraged to learn that he was infected by Section 31 - an unsanctioned extremist organization within the Federation - but promises Sisko he won't take matters into his own hands.

Over lunch, Bashir and Ezri confess their mutual attraction, but decide to remain friends. On Cardassia, Weyoun publicly announces that Damar and his collaborators were killed shortly after arriving on the planet. Although Damar is still very much alive, he, Kira, and Garak are stunned by the news that Dominion forces have eliminated all eighteen rebel bases of the Resistance.

To Quark's horror, he learns that Ferenginar has instituted democratic changes - which he's determined to reverse. Back on Cardassia, Kira realizes that Damar's "death" has catapulted him to legendary status, and urges him to openly rally the Cardassian people against the Dominion. Meanwhile, the Female Shapeshifter devises a strategic retreat of Dominion forces to Cardassian space.

At the station, Quark agrees to sell his bar to Rom, and vows he'll reject his new position unless Zek lets Quark rule in the traditional Ferengi way. In the meantime, Garak slips into enemy Jem'Hadar barracks; on his way out, he's detained by guards. Kira and Damar watch from a distance, alarmed, because a bomb which Garak planted inside is set to detonate at any moment.

The trio overpowers the guards moments before the bomb explodes, and Damar galvanizes a crowd gathered near the scene. At the station, Bashir and Ezri share a passionate kiss; to everyone's surprise, Zek taps Rom as the new Grand Nagus. Sisko, Admiral Ross, and Chancellor Martok discuss the Dominion withdrawal and agree to attack the enemy at its new defense perimeter within Cardassian territory. Later, Kasidy tells Sisko that she's pregnant, and he silently shares her concern that the Prophets may react negatively to the blessed event.
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