Vedek Bareil is injured while en route with Kai Winn to conclude a peace treaty with Cardassia. Bashir tries to save his life while Winn pushes for extreme measures to ensure the peace treaty goes forward, and Kira is caught in the middle.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kai Winn, as is par for the course for her. She pushes for more and more extreme measures to be taken to ensure Bareil's survival so that she can claim credit for finalizing the treaty after he dies. Once the treaty is signed, she has no qualms about requesting that the plug be pulled.
- Ship Sinking: Kira/Bareil
- Tear Jerker: Kira saying goodbye to Bareil.