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Image in the Sand
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, episode 151 (7.1)

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:
Jeffrey Combs   IMDB   Weyoun
Casey Biggs   IMDB   Glinn Damar
Barry Jenner   IMDB   Admiral William Ross
J.G. Hertzler   IMDB   General Martok
Megan Cole   IMDB   Senator Cretak
Aron Eisenberg   IMDB   Ensign Nog
Johnny Moran   IMDB   Bajoran Asassin
James Darren   IMDB   Vic Fontaine
Brock Peters   IMDB   Joseph Sisko
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
Les Landau   IMDB
Author:
Ira Steven Behr   IMDB
Hans Beimler   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:DS9 VHS 7.1
Teaser
Deep Space Nine Teaser #151: Image in the Sand

Sisko, now retreated back on Earth to gather his wits, meets an old friend.
Synopsis
Three months after a possessed Gul Dukat killed Jadzia Dax and sealed the wormhole, life on Deep Space Nine has changed. Kira, the acting commander, is upset when Admiral Ross informs her that the Romulans will set up a station office, while Sisko has retreated to Earth to contemplate a way of contacting the Bajoran Prophets - the aliens who reside within the wormhole. When the vision of a woman's face, buried in the sand, appears to Sisko, he sketches her, and Jake recognizes her from one of his grandfather's photos.

Meanwhile, at the station, Kira meets Cretak, the Romulan Senator, and agrees to let her set up a hospital on an uninhabited Bajoran moon to care for wounded Romulan soldiers. Back on Earth, Sisko asks his father about the woman in the photo, but Joseph, upset, refuses to identify her. Sisko persists and Joseph acquiesces: the woman was his wife, and Sisko's mother.

Joseph explains that the woman, Sarah, left him when Sisko was a baby and later died. Because Sisko's stepmother raised him as her own, Joseph never revealed the truth. He gives Sisko a locket that once belonged to Sarah, and Sisko finds upon it an ancient Bajoran inscription that reads "The Orb of the Emissary." This causes him to wonder if another Bajoran orb exists, which would allow access to the Prophets.

Sisko realizes he must go to the planet Tyree, the setting of his original vision. But while preparing, he is stabbed by a Bajoran who is determined to stop Sisko's quest. Back on Deep Space Nine, Odo shows Kira data indicating that the Romulans are arming the Bajoran moon with plasma torpedoes. Kira demands that Cretak remove the torpedoes - or she will.

Meanwhile, a healed Sisko explains to Jake and Joseph that his attacker was a member of a cult that worships the Pah-wraiths - the enemies of Bajor's Prophets. Joseph realizes that if the attacker knew of Sisko's discovery, the Pah-wraiths must know as well, and Sisko could be in grave danger. He and Jake decide to accompany Sisko to Tyree. But just as the three generations of Siskos are about to leave, a young female Trill arrives at the restaurant. She is Ezri - the new host of the Dax symbiont.
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