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Last time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine...

The Rotarran and the Koraga

were ambushed by a Dominion patrol

near the Badlands.

Worf was commanding the Koraga.

It didn't make it.

Let's get married.

Do you mean it?

I love you.

Does Weyoun know you're here?

Ah, I see he still has you under his thumb.

We have a problem.

It's Ezri-- there's a runabout missing.

She must have gotten it into her head

to go looking for Worf.

They're coming in behind us.

The vaccine-- how is it progressing?

I regret that it failed to stabilize

the latest sample you provided.

I can't believe I'm stuck here with you.

Perhaps you would

rather be back on the station with Captain Boday.

That surgeon you recommended

does excellent work.

Your path is a difficult one.

She cannot share it with you.

I want to spend my life with her.

If you do, you will know nothing but sorrow.

And now, the continuation.

Did they tell you why you can't marry Kasidy?

The Prophets didn't say that I can't.

They just said that I shouldn't.

It-it's the same thing.

I-I don't see why it's any of their business.

Everything I do is their business.

Have you told Kasidy?

No, she's on a cargo run.

She won't be back for a couple of days.

And when she gets back

what are you going to tell her?

That some Prophet who said that she's your mother, Sarah

told you not to marry her?

Jake, you're not making me feel any better.

KIRA: Captain Sisko, Kai Winn is here to see you.

Send her in.

Talk later.

Emissary, congratulations.

Eminence.

I'm so happy for you.

This wedding is a momentous event for Bajor.

I want to make sure the proceedings

reflect its importance

so I've come to assist in the preparations.

Hmm.

That's very kind of you

but I'm not sure that it's necessary.

Well, you don't have to thank me.

I'm glad to do it.

I understand that you've asked

Vedek Telna to perform the ceremony.

Perhaps you thought I would be unavailable

but since I'm here, I think you'll agree

it would be more appropriate for me

to do it.

I'll talk to Vedek Telna

and I'm sure he'd be willing to step aside.

Well, these are joyful days indeed.

You've given the Prophets reason to smile.

Is there something wrong, Emissary?

You seem troubled.

The Prophets came to me in a vision.

I see.

They warned me

that I was going to have to face a great trial.

Did they say what it would be?

I'm afraid not.

The Prophets don't always make themselves clear.

Well, I wouldn't know

as they've never spoken to me directly.

In any case

you have always been willing to do whatever it is they ask.

Well... I pray that they'll give you

the strength to face your trial.

I sense you're going to need it.

Emissary.

Eminence.

May I show you to your quarters?

Well, thank you, my child.

( heartbeat thumping )

Her pagh is strong.

Solbor?

She will serve us well.

Prophets...

( sighs )

I have waited so long for you to speak to me.

How can I serve you?

The Sisko has faulted.

You must bring the Restoration.

The Restoration?

Bajor's fate rests with you.

Tell me what to do.

The Guide will reveal the way.

What Guide?

He will come to you.

How will I know him?

He will have the wisdom of the land.

Of the land?

I don't understand.

Only you can bring the Restoration.

Bajor's fate rests with you.

KIRA: Eminence...

are you all right?

What happened?

The Prophets...

they spoke to me.

They will be feeding us soon.

If we could position ourselves on both sides of the door

we might be able to disarm

the first Breen that comes through.

Worf.

Face it.

The "Guard, my cellmate is ill" trick didn't work.

Neither did your "I'll make a tool

and short-circuit the door" idea.

We must not give up.

The first duty of every captured officer is to attempt escape.

( door opens )

What's the special today?

Algae paste, my favorite.

I wonder what the Breen look like under those helmets.

They say no one has ever seen one

and lived to speak of it.

Maybe they're all furry.

It's supposed to be very cold on Breen.

Well, one thing is certain...

They're horrible cooks?

They are dangerous.

They do not tolerate incursions into their space.

During the Second Empire

Chancellor Mow'ga sent a fleet of Klingon ships

to conquer their homeworld

and they were never heard from again.

We have been traveling for three days.

We could be in Breen space by now.

Well, I wouldn't rule out the possibility

that they saw our shuttle crash

and decided to take us back to Deep Space 9.

You are being humorous.

Not very, I guess.

Jadzia also used humor to lift her spirits.

You didn't laugh very much at her jokes, either.

You are a lot like her.

In some ways.

I thought that I had lost her forever

but you and I will have

many years together.

( snoring )

Damar.

( snoring continues )

Damar!

( yells )

What are you doing here?

Since you're ignoring your com system

I decided to wake you myself.

( groans softly )

I worked late last night.

Yes...

I can see that.

Get yourself cleaned up.

We're leaving this afternoon.

Where are we going?

You needn't concern yourself with that.

Why didn't you tell me that before?

I have things to tend to.

You mean your business with Dukat?

Did you really think I didn't know he was here?

Masquerading as a Bajoran.

What's he up to this time?

He wouldn't say.

Yet, you helped him all the same.

Such loyalty.

It would be impressive if it wasn't so misplaced.

( door opens, closes )

Have you arranged my transportation?

And your identity documents.

Good. I knew I could count on you.

You don't look well.

I'm fine.

What happened to that brave officer I served with?

The one who stood at my side while we fought

the entire Klingon Empire with a single ship?

Those were simpler times.

Those days might be gone

but the man I served with isn't.

He's still within you.

Reach in and grab hold of him, Damar.

Cardassia needs a leader.

You were its leader once.

You could be again.

Mm-mm. The Pah-wraiths have shown me

that I have a different destiny.

Good luck, old friend.

And to you.

( sighs )

The Bajorans believe it's good luck

for a bride to wear a Navatan shawl.

What's the matter?

You don't like it.

It's lovely.

Then why the long face?

We need to talk.

Why do I have a feeling I'm not going to like this?

There's something I haven't told you.

A few days ago

one of the Prophets came to me in a vision.

It was Sarah.

Your mother?

What did she want?

She said the path that I was meant to walk...

is for me alone.

That you can't walk it with me.

Why?

She said I would know nothing but sorrow

if I ignored her warning.

Well, that almost sounds like a threat.

No.

It wasn't anything like that.

She was worried for me.

Like a mother would be.

What are you going to do?

Kasidy, the Prophets

see things that we can't.

If she was that concerned

it must be for a good reason.

You're not answering my question.

Kasidy...

I love you...

and I want to be with you.

Then be with me, Ben.

I can't.

I can't go against the Prophets.

Kasidy, please.

Try and understand.

No!

( moaning )

No!

Ezri!

No!

It is all right.

You were having a bad dream.

Where are we?

We're still aboard the Breen ship.

They were chasing me...

in an ice cave.

It was so cold, I could barely breathe.

Shh! It is over now.

I couldn't get away from them.

Every time I looked back, they were right behind me

and then one of them grabbed me with this huge claw.

The Breen do not have claws.

How do you know?

Besides, it-it was a dream.

Dreams are full of things that don't make sense.

That is why it is best to ignore them.

How can you say that?

Dreams contain valuable insights.

Things that don't seem to make any sense

are actually the key to what your unconscious

is trying to tell you.

Anyway, I got away from him...

but then, there was nowhere to run

and then, just when I thought he was about to kill me

he reached up and took off his helmet...

And?

And...

it was Julian.

Dr. Bashir.

Isn't that strange?

I wonder what it meant?

Dr. Bashir is a Breen.

Very funny.

Now, the cave could symbolize the womb.

Maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me

that I need to confront emotions

that I've repressed since birth.

But which one?

I've been born nine times.

This is ridiculous.

I'm a Counselor.

Analyzing dreams is part of my job.

Jadzia never talked about her dreams.

Well, I'm not Jadzia, am I?

( electronically distorted voices )

( grunts )

Worf! ( cries out )

Where are you taking him?

WINN: ...have mercy upon your humble supplicant

and make me worthy of your great task.

Grant me the strength not to fail you.

( door opens )

SOLBOR: Eminence?

Yes?

There is a man here

who requests an audience with you.

Show him in.

This is Anjohl Tennan

from Relliketh.

Welcome, my son.

Thank you for seeing me, Eminence.

How can I help you?

I've come to ask your blessing

so that I may have prosperity in the coming season.

What is it you do?

Oh, I'm just a simple man of the land.

Of the land?

I'm a farmer.

I grow moba and...

Your pagh is strong, Anjohl.

I've been waiting for you.

Oh, here, let me help you.

It's not right that a Ranjen

should be serving a common farmer.

Please sit.

You're our guest.

If I told my neighbors I was having tea with the Kai

they'd never believe me.

Thank you, Solbor.

Thank you.

Tell me about yourself, Anjohl.

You came here to pray for prosperity.

Have things been difficult for you?

Yes.

Rogath blight destroyed my entire crop last year.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

Most of the farms

in Relliketh fell victim to it.

"And the land shall be poisoned by a great evil."

It's from the Ancient Texts-- Talnot's Prophesy

of the Final Days.

I see.

Well...

tell me more about this blight.

Unfortunately, the only way to eradicate it

is to burn your fields at the first sign

of contamination.

Go on.

Then you must let your land lie fallow

for a whole season to allow

for the restoration of the soil.

Restoration...

The following year

the fields will be fertile again.

"The poison must be purged away so the land can be reborn."

Eminence?

Do you pray to the Prophets, Anjohl?

Oh, every day.

And have they ever answered you?

In a vision or in your dreams?

Oh, there have been times

when I thought I could feel their presence.

But spoken to me? No.

Surely, they'd reserve such a blessing

for someone like you.

Well, you are right.

They have spoken to me

and they told me they were going to send you here.

Me?

You've been

blessed, Anjohl.

They've anointed you to be my Guide.

( gasps )

I don't understand.

You are going to help me bring about the Restoration

of Bajor.

But surely the Prophets would have chosen

someone more worthy than I.

You must have more faith in yourself, Anjohl

and in the Prophets.

Of course.

And rest assured, they'll reveal

what they want from us

and together, we will walk the path they've laid out.

Ah, the bottom line is

the Chief won't be able to get to it

for a few days.

Not good enough.

I told General Martok

his ships would be repaired by tomorrow.

We have engineering crews working 26 hours a day.

We're doing the best we can.

I-I know you are.

It's just that things are...

a little complicated for me now.

I can imagine.

Nerys...

the Prophets came to me...

and told me that...

Kasidy and I...

are not meant to walk the same path.

Ah.

I see.

Well, that explains that.

I'm sorry

but the Prophets wouldn't ask you

to do something like that

without a reason.

You would think they would tell me what it is.

It doesn't work like that, and you know that.

Well, what they're asking you to do isn't easy

but they've never led you

down the wrong path.

Not so far.

There's always a first time.

To them, I'm "the Sisko"

an instrument to carry out their wishes

but they forget that I am also human

with dreams and wishes of my own.

They say that marrying Kasidy is a mistake.

Maybe it is, but it's my mistake to make.

I wouldn't go against the Prophets.

You're doing the right thing.

Founder.

When do we reach the rendezvous coordinates?

Approximately 36 hours.

May I say your plan is brilliant?

I'm confident that it will turn the war in our favor.

Let's hope that you're right.

( gasping )

Founder?

About Damar-- I trust he won't be a problem.

I'm sure he'll have his concerns

but you needn't worry about that.

I'll deal with him when the time comes.

See that you do.

I find him most trying.

I'll have the temperature lowered.

You'll be more comfortable.

Fight them!

Sto-Vo-Kor!

( growls )

Worf!

No! No!

I will not dishonor her memory!

( gasping )

What have they done to you?

Alexander!

Worf... wake up, please.

( sighs )

Ezri...

Where did they take you?

An interrogation chamber.

( groaning )

They used some sort of...

cortical implant to probe my memory.

I wonder what they were trying to find out.

I do not know.

I lost consciousness.

That's probably a good thing.

I should have tried harder to resist them.

( groaning )

Careful.

These Breen are without honor.

Worf, sit down please.

Have something to eat.

This is intolerable!

They have us caged up like animals.

Stop it.

A Klingon would rather die than be held captive.

What are you going to do?

Kill yourself and leave me here alone?

This is no time for your jokes!

It's no time for Klingon chest-thumping either.

( door opens )

Stop it!

( groaning )

More spring wine?

Yes.

It's extraordinary.

I've never tasted anything like this.

Well, it's a rare vintage from before the occupation.

I was going to give this bottle

to the Emissary as a wedding gift.

Well, I'm honored

that you would choose to share it with me.

Well, I doubt that he would have been able

to appreciate it as much, not being a Bajoran.

I suppose not.

The Prophets may have chosen to speak through him, but...

he's not really one of us, is he?

No. No, he isn't.

There are times...

when I wonder if he truly understands our people.

Still, it's not for me to question

why the Prophets chose him as their Emissary.

You forget the Prophets chose you as my Guide.

You must speak your mind freely, Anjohl.

( sighs )

The Emissary didn't suffer through the occupation.

He has no idea what the Cardassians did to us.

Those years left many scars on Bajor's soul.

So... how can he help heal...

what he could never comprehend?

I have often asked myself the same question.

I survived the occupation purely by chance.

Tell me.

When the resistance destroyed

the Cardassian outpost in Relliketh

Gul Dukat ordered 100 Bajorans

rounded up.

His intention was to send us to the capital

for public execution.

100 from Relliketh?

Mm.

When did that occur?

Just before the Great Famine.

By sheer luck

my transport was rerouted to a labor camp

and I learned years later

that the dispatcher had misread the orders.

( chuckles )

Well, his name was Prenar

and he didn't

misread the orders.

How could you know that?

I was a Ranjen at that time.

I convinced the Vedek who led my Order

that we needed to take a more active role in the resistance.

He allowed me to remove some gemstones

from our tabernacle.

I used those to bribe various

Cardassians in exchange for some small acts of leniency.

Prenar was one of them.

I paid him to reroute the transport from Relliketh.

You saved my life.

Even then...

our fates were linked.

( door chimes )

( door chimes )

Yes.

Uh, sorry to interrupt, but I have something for you.

The, uh...

the item that you ordered.

Terellian diamonds aren't that easy to come by

especially with this war on.

Needless to say, it was non-refundable.

Thank you, Quark.

Um...

seems a shame to let something so beautiful

go to waste.

( door opens, closes )

( groans )

I'm going to help you through this, Garak.

( muttering and groaning )

I'm not just saying this because I'm your sister.

You have a gift.

( moans )

No more algae paste.

I'm not like you.

I'm not like you, Joran.

I'm not a murderer.

Shh.

It's all right.

I was your wife.

Why don't you talk to me?

I love you.

Kiss me.

Kiss me, Julian.

( door chimes )

Yes?

SOLBOR ( on com ): Forgive me for disturbing you

at this hour, Eminence

but Anjohl is here, and he insists on seeing you.

I'll be right there.

ANJOHL: Eminence

I hope I didn't wake you.

That's all right.

You may go, Solbor.

As you wish.

Something wondrous

has happened.

I talked to my brother in Relliketh.

He told me that this morning

when he went out to inspect the fields

he found mobasaplings sprouting from the soil.

But it's impossible.

We only planted last week.

Tell me...

could it be a sign?

Yes, it is a sign...

a sign from the Prophets.

They're telling you that your farm

will thrive under your brother's care.

They don't want you to go back to Relliketh.

They want you at my side.

Then this is where I'll stay, Eminence.

Adami.

Adami.

What a beautiful name.

It's all right.

The Prophets brought us together.

That's the last of it.

Tell Kilby to start the final departure check.

Yes, ma'am.

I made a mistake.

I don't care what the Prophets want.

I want to marry you.

We'll worry about the rest later.

Ben, don't do this to me--

not if you're going to change your mind again.

I won't.

I love you.

Okay, let's go.

Where?

Where do you think?

Didn't think you were going to make it.

I only heard about it 20 minutes ago.

Me, too, and I'm the caterer.

Thank you, Quark.

I can't work under these conditions.

Too bad Ezri and Worf couldn't be here.

Well, they probably got held up

picking out a wedding gift.

Something for you, Nog?

Usually when we come to events like this

you're the one who has to remind me

to smile.

I wonder why they decided not to have a Bajoran ceremony.

I hope the Prophets forgive them.

So do I.

( bosun's whistle sounds )

You look beautiful.

Thank you.

Well done, Nog.

Considering I only had a few minutes to practice.

One of the most pleasant duties of a senior officer

is the privilege of joining two people together

in matrimony.

Today, I have the honor to unite Kasidy Danielle Yates

and Benjamin Lafayette Sisko in marriage.

Kasidy, do you accept this man as your husband

to love and cherish above all others

until death separates you?

I do.

Benjamin, do you accept this woman as your wife

to love and cherish her

above all others until death separates you?

I do.

These rings

are a symbol of your love for each other

and a promise to abide by the vows

you've made today.

With this ring, I thee wed.

With this ring...

This is not meant to be, Benjamin.

I've made my decision.

Your trial is at hand.

You must be strong.

Kasidy gives me strength.

Why can't you understand that?

If you do this

you will know only sorrow.

You shared my mother's existence.

You must have some idea what love is.

You should know that I will never be happy

without Kasidy.

Your path is a difficult one.

I cannot change...

what is to come.

I know.

Be careful...

my son.

Ben?

With this ring...

I thee wed.

By the power vested in me

by the United Federation of Planets...

I pronounce you husband and wife.

( applause )

I need to talk to you.

Oh?

I demand to know where we are going.

Of course.

In fact, I was just coming

to your quarters to discuss the matter.

Were you?

I've kept you in the dark for too long, Damar

and for that, I apologize.

You are the leader of Cardassia

and you deserve to know everything we're doing

and I have a feeling

you're going to be very pleased.

Would you stop that?

What's wrong?

You haven't said a word to me in hours.

I should not have trusted you with my heart.

What is that supposed to mean?

You dishonor me and yourself.

I must have missed something when I was gone.

How long have you had these feelings for him?

For who?

Dr. Bashir.

What?

When the Breen

brought you back, you spoke his name.

I did?

Yes. You said that you loved him.

Julian?

I said that I loved Julian?

Do not try to deny it.

Oh, Worf.

Look, I admit that I find him to be... charming...

and obviously, he is an attractive man, but I'm not...

You are in love with him!

I am not!

Then why do you dream about him?

You're the one that said that dreams don't mean anything.

I should've known.

Jadzia had feelings for him as well.

Would you stop comparing me to her!

( door opening )

( distorted voices )

We meet at last.

( distorted voices )

Gifts?

How thoughtful.

You should be honored.

You're witnessing an historic moment--

the birth of the alliance

between the Dominion and the Breen.

Changes everything, doesn't it?

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