Written by John Shelpley and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Directed by Les Landau
Season 2, Episode 4
Production episode 40512-424
Original air date: October 17, 1993
Station log: The station has been evacuated due to a plasma storm. Only Sisko, Kira, Dax, Bashir, Odo, and O’Brien have remained behind to make sure the station stays safe until the storm passes. Quark also volunteered to stay behind, but was confined to the bar. So Odo and O’Brien are a bit surprised to find Quark in an airlock, supposedly saying goodbye to Rom. In truth, Quark was leaving behind a device to neutralize the security scanners on the docking ring.
A ship sends out a weak distress signal, and Odo and O’Brien go unseal one of the airlocks to let them dock, at which point two Klingons (T’Kar and Yeto), a Trill (Verad), and a native of Khefka IV (Mareel) all hold them at phaserpoint. The Trill activates a containment unit into which they force Odo. T’Kar seems to be the leader, and Verad is meek and stammering and doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the group.