Enjoying the view?
Uh, I'm stuck on this new story I'm working on
and coming here helps me...
No need to explain, Mr. Sisko.
You just thought what?
I thought you were going to ask me to leave.
Why would I do that?
You always used to chase me away.
I never chased you away.
I chased Nog.
You just happened to be with him.
So, unless you're planning
on flicking sand peas at the passing throng
you're welcome to stay here as long as you like.
I don't have any sand peas.
You miss him, don't you?
Maybe a little.
There isn't a day goes by
that I don't see him standing here, pining away
for that no-good nephew of mine.
I'm not here every day.
just four or five times a week.
If you ask me, Nog should never
have gone off to the Academy.
You lost a friend and I lost a good waiter.
Nog will be back
and he'll be wearing a Starfleet uniform.
I'm proud of what he's doing.
Remember that the next time you try
and play dom-jot by yourself.
You don't want me hanging around here?
Fine. I'll do my thinking someplace else.
I suppose that's what you get for having friends.
Just that when you think you can count on them
they go off and leave you.
No. You're much better off without them.
I imagine that's why you don't have any friends.
Look who's talking.
Dad, I'm home.
I'm afraid I'm not your mother, Jake.
This is the woman I told you about--
the one I met in the parallel universe.
you're Jennifer Sisko, but you're just not my mom.
You look exactly like her.
And I was married to a man
who looked exactly like your father.
It's all a little confusing, isn't it?
More than a little.
Did you tell her?
Tell her what?
Ever since my dad told me about you
I've been wanting to meet you.
here I am.
You even sound like my mother.
Ops to Captain Sisko.
Minister Gettor's shuttle has docked.
Give me a few minutes.
Offer him a tour of the station.
I already have.
His time here is limited and he's anxious
to meet with the Emissary.
I'll be right there.
So, why are you here?
I came here to see your father.
Jennifer came to give me some good news.
The Terrans have won an important victory.
We've driven the Alliance off of the space station.
Then the rebels control Terok Nor.
I see your father has told you all about us.
Well, I guess I better get to my meeting.
It's not like you were expecting me.
You're not leaving, are you?
Is it all right if I visit with Jake for a while?
I don't think Jake would have it any other way.
Maybe the three of us can have dinner together.
The depends on how long my meeting lasts.
Uh, would you like another raktajino?
That would be nice.
I never thought I'd hold these hands again.
They feel just like my mother's.
I... I'll get you that raktajino.
Well, that went well.
I think you made it clear to the Minister
why the Emissary can't endorse his land reform program.
It only took three hours.
If you like, we can go over the weekly personnel reports.
In the morning.
I have someone waiting for me in my quarters.
Computer, locate Jake Sisko.
Jake Sisko is not on the station.
Are you sure this is what Smiley used
to transport you to the alternate universe?
Looks like it.
And you're convinced Jake's gone over there?
He's not on the station and neither is Jennifer.
Maybe he convinced her to take him over there for a visit.
Without asking me?
It could be she left that behind as an invitation to join them.
And I accept--
but only to get Jake back.
Want some company?
I can think of safer places to visit.
Major, you and the Chief come with me.
Commander, you have Ops.
Expecting trouble, Major?
Just want to be prepared.
Welcome back, Captain.
What happened to the others?
They weren't invited.
Where's my son?
He's with Professor Sisko.
She's showing him the station.
The tour's over.
I'm taking Jake home.
Then I'm afraid we have a problem.
What kind of problem?
Jake's not going anywhere...
and neither are you.
Terok Nor in rebel hands--
it just shows what people can do
when their cause is just.
Save the speeches, Smiley.
Right now, I don't care too much for you or your cause.
You've every right to be angry.
We haven't exactly played fair with you.
You kidnapped my son.
An ugly word.
Tell me, Captain.
If we had come and asked for your help
in fighting the Alliance, what would you have said?
I'd have said no.
Which is why we had to use your son
to lure you over here.
We need your help, Captain.
No one else will do.
During our last encounter. when I visited your station
I took a moment
to download as many of your computer files as I could.
I figured they'd come in handy someday
and they have.
You see, Captain, taking Terok Nor was one thing.
Keeping it, that's the tricky part.
The Alliance fleet is already on its way.
When they get here
I want to have a proper welcome ready for them.
These schematics look complete.
Why do you need me?
If you want to build another Defiant
why do you need my help?
We've already built it.
The problem is, when we power up its engines
the whole ship damn near shakes itself apart.
We had the same trouble.
It's a powerful ship.
Well, right now, it's
a little too powerful for its own good.
How did you solve it?
We had to overhaul
the structural integrity field grids.
How long did it take?
We have four days.
I'm not sure that's enough time.
It had better be.
Otherwise, the Defiant won't be ready
and you and your son will die here
along with the rest of us.
Or worse still-- spend the rest of your lives
working in the ore processing center
under the tender mercies of an Alliance overseer.
Help us, Captain
and I promise we'll get you and your son out of here
before the fireworks begin.
The Defiant is at Docking Port 5.
I think you know the way.
I want to see my son first.
I knew you would.
Is he with us?
Captain Bashir. Captain O'Brien. Captain Sisko.
We may not have enough troops or ships
or weapons, but we have plenty of Captains.
Is he going to help us or not?!
You must have missed that cheery face, hmm?
The Captain has found it in his heart
to aid us once again.
I owed you that.
I let you hit me once
because I thought you were our Captain Sisko.
Now I know better.
We're even now.
If I were you, I'd keep out of his way.
You and I friends?
I don't think so.
You're too tall.
I don't trust tall men.
ah-- that's a different story.
See for yourself.
Jake, isn't she a little old for you?
Who are you? His mother?
But I had to come.
Somehow, talking to Jennifer
telling her all about the past nine years--
about all the things that happened to me
what I've done, what I've been thinking about--
it's like telling Mom.
In a lot of ways, she's nothing like your mom.
Yeah, but in some ways, she's just like her.
And not just physically.
She listens like Mom.
And it's the exact same smile.
This place is unbelievable.
Chief O'Brien, Dr. Bashir, Dax-- they're all here.
I mean, I know it's not really them, but... Iook.
This is my father.
He's tall, too.
I have to talk to Jennifer alone for a minute.
She likes you.
Jake, whatever you're thinking--
whatever plans you're making--
forget about them.
I'm not making any plans.
I just want to know one thing--
whose idea was this?
Does it matter?
It does to me.
It was mine.
We needed you to help us complete the ship.
Smiley told me all about you
about your wife's death, about your son.
I knew that Jake would want to meet me--
that I'd remind him of his mother.
You're nothing like his mother.
I think Jake would disagree.
Of course, he would.
In his mind, the three of us are already living together.
Ben, you're the one that convinced me to join the rebels
to fight the good fight for my people.
It's not your cause that I have a problem with.
It's your methods.
I'm sorry if Jake's feelings get hurt
but that's a small price to pay
if it means success against the Alliance.
All right, I'm here and I'm going to help you
but I want you to leave my son alone.
-I can't. -Why not?
Because he won't leave me alone.
Bow before the Regent!
I can't think of anything I'd rather do.
Ah, so this is the p'tak
who lost Terok Nor to the rebels.
That's not exactly...
Are you calling me a liar?
I was merely observing
that as one of many officers under the lntendant's command
it would be an overstatement
to imply that l, alone, was responsible for our defeat.
But you are the only officer who managed to escape.
Perhaps I should have surrendered to the rebels...
groveling on the floor, begging for my life
Iike the lntendant.
You are attempting to shift the blame away from yourself.
Am I succeeding?
This time, I will deal with the rebels myself.
You will be at my side, redeeming yourself in battle.
and good judgment are everything I've heard them to be.
Believe me, my Regent
it will take the blood of many rebels
to quench the thirst of my revenge.
Spoken like a Klingon.
Now, if you could just remove this insufferable collar...
No, the collar stays until every rebel on Terok Nor
Iies dead at my feet.
Sisko to Smiley.
I'm about to put the deuterium injector back on-line.
I've got the flow regulators shut off.
Injectors are operational.
You can recalibrate the regulators now.
I heard you were back.
That's for making love to me under false pretenses.
I was suspicious of you from the start.
You hid it well.
If you ever touch me again...
Do you get my point?
I hope not.
Ah-- you remember the lntendant, don't you?
I was taking her to an interrogation session
when the vile little tyrant tried to escape.
-Pick her up. -Leave her!
She's not through with her lesson.
If this is supposed to teach me a lesson
you might want to turn that little toy of yours
to a higher setting.
Whose side are you on?
There's a difference between interrogation
The Alliance never made that distinction.
But you should.
Take her back to her cell.
I have to admit, the last time you were here
you had me completely fooled.
I really thought you were my Benjamin Sisko.
That was the idea.
Help me escape
and I promise I'll be grateful...
I'm sure you would be
but don't count on it.
Well, then perhaps you'll find Marani and have her sent
to my holding cell?
One of my servants.
I am a touch sore
and she does give the most exquisite massages.
What kind of ship?
According to our reports, it's of unknown classification
and carries an impressive weapons array--
some kind of improved photon torpedoes
multitargeting phaser banks...
How long until it is operational?
Within two days.
I know it's none of my business
but perhaps it would be prudent
to increase our speed to warp nine.
I was merely trying to be of service.
If it was not for your incompetence
the rebels would have been destroyed.
I thought we'd agreed
that it was the lntendant who was incompetent.
I was merely following her orders.
And for following those orders, you deserve to die.
Then why don't you kill me?
The lntendant was bad enough.
She was irrational, accusatory, unappreciative
but at least...
At least what?
I was able to please her, now and then.
You are not my type.
I never said I was.
Increase speed to warp nine.
So, what do you think?
It was delicious.
What do you call it?
Chicken ŕ la Sisko.
How did you learn to cook like this?
Well, uh, all Sisko men have the cooking gene.
Yeah, you should try my father's shrimp creole.
Maybe one day, I will.
Jake, it's time to call it a day.
How about some chicken ŕ la Sisko?
Jake made dinner.
I am too tired to eat.
In a minute, Dad.
I don't want to leave a mess.
Oh, that's really not necessary.
No, I want to.
How's the work on the Defiant coming?
Does that feel better?
Yes, but I don't know what you expect to gain by it.
I don't expect to gain anything.
I just want to remind you that I am not your enemy.
I don't know why you're being so hard on me.
After all, you pretended to be my husband
and I've forgiven you.
By the way, you have done a good job with him.
Jake, I mean.
Well, you're not making that job any easier.
Oh... he'll get over me.
I wish I could say the same.
Is that really a surprise?
Think about it.
My Ben Sisko is dead.
I look at Jake...
and all I see...
is the son that I'll never have.
Maybe bringing him here
wasn't such a good idea after all.
For any of us.
I've just got word.
The Alliance fleet is less than eight hours away.
I guess we've run out of time.
You concentrate on getting the weapons array on-line.
I'll calibrate the SIF generators.
Eight hours-- it's not a lot of time, is it?
It's all we have.
Your assembly crew
won't let me into the torpedo bay.
That's because they're trying
to get the torpedo chambering mechanism on-line.
So what am I supposed to do with these torpedoes?!
I have a few suggestions.
Do you, now?
This isn't getting us anywhere.
We need to buy ourselves some more time.
How many raiders have we got left?
There's no way we can stop the Alliance attack.
Maybe not, but I might be able to buy more time
before they get here.
You'll never make it back.
Is that what you're worried about?
I thought it was because
I was going to reap all the glory.
What good is glory when you're dead?
Who said anything about dying?
When are... we leaving?
I never liked staying in one place for very long.
Then, it's settled.
Before you go
we'd better make damned sure you can get us that extra time.
Me help you fight the Alliance...
what a perverse idea.
I have a better one.
Why don't I cut your throat?
much less painful than anything the Regent will do to you.
I think you'd better worry
about what the Regent is going to do to you.
The Regent has no reason to question my loyalty.
It's not your loyalty he'll be questioning.
It's your effectiveness.
After all, he wouldn't have to retake Terok Nor
if you hadn't lost it in the first place.
I didn't lose anything.
It was Garak and the rest of those Alliance fools.
Their excessive brutality--
I could never make them understand
violence is a precision instrument.
It's a scalpel, not a club.
Garak was smart enough to escape.
Garak is a coward.
He ran at the first sign of danger.
Probably straight into the Regent's arms
where he, no doubt, laid the blame
for the loss of this station entirely on you.
You have a point.
Then I'll ask you again.
Is there any weakness in the Alliance fleet
something we can exploit?
It's a possibility.
Why don't you lower this force field
and join me in here?
It might help stimulate my thought process.
I should think self-preservation
would be stimulation enough for you.
That's not a very friendly attitude--
especially when you want my help.
It's Professor Sisko, isn't it?
Well, she's very attractive
but I've known Breen icicles that are warmer than she is.
This has nothing to do with her.
If you say so.
I've never been able to resist anyone named Benjamin Sisko.
The Alliance ships are quick and powerful
but they do have one weakness--
their targeting systems can be fooled.
They've been known to chase warp shadows.
How do I know I can believe you?
You're just going to have to trust me.
The key-- where is it?
You're not listening.
I didn't take the key.
You are lying.
I'm telling you.
He stole it from me while I was feeding him!
Don't make me ask you again.
What good would the key do me?
Even if I were to unlock this collar
where could I go?
I can't get off this ship
and besides, you've searched me three times already.
Where could I possibly be hiding it?
Perhaps you swallowed it.
I'm very particular about what I eat.
We will see about that.
What is it?!
The... key, sir.
Somehow it fell into...
Now do you believe me?
If he dies, you die.
Six rebel raiders are approaching
bearing 354 mark 008.
Their sensors have detected us.
but they will not get far.
I hope these warp shadows we're emitting
are going to fool them.
We'll know as soon as they start firing.
You look like you could use another pair of hands.
Smaller ones might help.
I'm trying to recalibrate the torque sensors.
Yes, I know.
To control the inertial dampers.
It's Professor Sisko, remember?
For what it's worth
you should know that I've told Jake the truth
about my visit to you, why I brought him here
And he said that it doesn't matter.
That he's still glad to have met me.
Funny thing is, I know he means it.
He has a forgiving nature.
Mmm. It's more than that.
I don't think he could be angry with me even if he wanted to.
I remind him too much of his mother.
He loved her very much.
No one has ever cared about me like that before.
if it's all right with you, I will see to it
that he is sent back to Deep Space 9.
What's Smiley going to say about that?
He trusts you to finish your job.
so do l.
Would you... Iike to say good-bye to him?
I'd better finish here.
Uh, tell Jake I'll see him soon.
When we first met, there was a...
a connection between us
and now, because of what I've done
it's gone, isn't it?
I'm not sure it was real to begin with.
I better go get Jake home.
-What are you doing there? -Nothing.
-I'm just thinking. -Well, think somewhere else--
you're making me uncomfortable.
What's so funny?
Where I come from, it's you and I that would hang out here
and it's your uncle that would chase us away.
Hey, am I supposed to be impressed by that?
I don't care about some parallel universe.
I only care about this one.
And in this one, I run a bar
and you do your thinking in your quarters.
All right. You made your point.
-I'm going. -Good.
You're a long way from home, hu-man.
I guess I am.
I need to speak with you.
Tell me something.
Are you as bored as I am?
I'll take that as a "yes."
You know, I bet if we put our...
we could create a little excitement for ourselves.
You sentenced my wife to death.
Isn't that a coincidence?
I was hoping you weren't married.
I've prepared the lntendant's dinner.
I have a ship waiting for you at Landing Pad C.
I'm going to need that more than you will.
I wasn't aware we were on the same side.
You killed my father and my uncle.
Thanks to you, I own the bar.
Jettison the docking scaffold.
I think it's time for you to go.
I believe that was the agreement.
I'm on my way.
Just wanted to wish you luck.
You've given us a fine ship.
I only wish
I could have gotten to know her better
before taking her into battle.
Still, there's nothing like a little on-the-job training
to get the adrenaline pumping.
Get out of that chair, Smiley.
What do you mean?
Just do it.
Seal the airlock.
Release docking clamps.
Aft thrusters at one-quarter impulse.
What are you standing there for, Smiley?
Captain, you never cease to amaze me.
Sometimes I even surprise myself.
How long do you think the station's shields
can withstand the Alliance assault?
Long enough for us to see how tough
this ship of yours really is.
Let's find out. Take us out of here.
You're sure you want to leave now?
I'm hoping this new rebel ship
keeps the Alliance busy while I get to Bajor.
I have friends there who will hide me.
Well, don't worry about me.
I won't tell anyone where you are.
You won't tell anyone.
I don't see why you can't come to Deep Space 9 with me.
Believe me, Jake, it's better in the long run if I don't
for all of us.
You look as beautiful as ever.
A bird-of-prey is locked on to us.
Evasive maneuvers, pattern delta.
Pattern delta-- what's that?
-Rock her. -Rock her?
Port to starboard, hard.
Can't lose her.
Hard to port.
I must remember that one.
You know, I really have to thank you, Jennifer.
Not only do you guarantee me safe passage off this station
but you make the perfect gift for the Regent as well.
You want me to go with you? Fine.
But leave the boy here.
Why is he so important to you?
That doesn't matter.
You're not taking him.
I've never seen you so passionate.
It gives you a lovely glow.
He doesn't have to come.
Well, that was unfortunate.
She needs a doctor.
I'm afraid it's too late...
for both of you.
Just out of curiosity...
why was she protecting you?
She's my mother.
You're Sisko's son.
From the other side?
Well, in that case...
give your father a message from me.
Tell him I spared your life.
That's a debt I intend to collect.
Shields are down to 40 percent.
That cruiser has us in weapons range.
Do we make a run for it?
We run all right-- right at it.
Ah... pattern suicide.
Concentrate your fire on that ship.
It's changing course.
It's headed directly toward us.
Good. That should make things easier.
Terok Nor will soon be ours again.
Then you can spend the rest of your life
contemplating your failure
as you labor alongside the other slaves
in the ore processing center.
It's nice to have something to look forward to.
Shields down to 25 percent.
One more hit could finish us.
Then we'll have to make sure we don't get hit.
I'll take the helm.
I just know this ship better than you.
She's all yours.
I want that ship destroyed now!
They're flying too close.
I can't target them.
We put a hole in their forward shields.
Nice shooting, Smiley.
A bird-of-prey just locked on to us.
Secondary power to aft shields.
What secondary power? You got to get us out of here.
We can't risk giving the cruiser a clear shot.
I was just starting to like this ship.
Bashir to Defiant.
Aren't you going to welcome me back?
I never thought I'd be happy to hear your voice.
You'll get over it.
Sisko to Bashir.
Concentrate your fire on their forward shields.
Forgive me, my Regent
but perhaps the moment has arrived
to remove your august presence from the battlefield.
You mean retreat.
I hope I'm not out of line.
The cruiser's changing course.
They're going to warp.
The other Alliance ships
have broken off their attack on the station.
You sound surprised.
Not that I'm complaining.
I have been betrayed!
There can be no other explanation for my defeat.
I certainly can't think of any.
The traitor must be found and punished.
It is the lntendant we're talking about, isn't it?
All I ask is that when the moment comes
that you allow me, your humble servant
the honor of administering her punishment.
I promise you
she will regret her disloyalty before she dies.
And while you dispose of the lntendant
I will dispose of the rebels.
Make it so.
See, I told you he'd come.
How is she?
I knew we were still connected.
Let's go home.