After Odo falls ill, the crew take him to the Founders' homeworld for treatment. Meanwhile, Gowron and the Klingon Empire move closer to war with the Federation.


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Amat'iganJulian BashirBroikChalan AroyaJadzia DaxFemale ChangelingElim GarakGowron, son of M'RelKellyKira NerysMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRionojBenjamin SiskoWorf, son of Mogh
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Alpha QuadrantBajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantGarak's ClothiersInfirmaryNew Founder homeworldOperations centerPromenadeQuark'sStation commander's officeWardroom
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USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Jem'Hadar fighter

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Background informationEdit

  • In a homage to the animated series, Garak mentions that, while posing as a gardener on Romulus, his specialty were Edosian orchids.

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