The crew receive a distress call from a stranded Starfleet Captain, who may die before they can rescue her.


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Deep Space 9Quark'sRutharian sectorWardroom
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AndorBeta QuadrantBetazedFederation Embassy on AndorKlingon restaurantParisRutharian sectorVegan system


Chaffee (type-10 shuttlecraft) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS OlympiaUSS Yeager (Federation light cruiser (Intrepid-variant))

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Bajoran MilitiaStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Andorian Agricultural MinistryDominionPQ-1Starfleet CommandStarfleet MedicalStarfleet Second Fleet


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Related storiesEdit

  • The Millennium novel The Fall of Terok Nor begins shortly after this episode and features references both to the rescue attempt of Captain Cusak and Jake's research into Quark's schemes.

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Time's Orphan
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Time's Orphan
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Tears of the Prophets
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Dorian's Diary
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Fall of Terok Nor
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