Following the destruction of the starship Honshu, Sisko is severely injured and trapped alone on a deserted planet with Dukat, who becomes increasingly unstable.
Broken Aesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the Misaimed Fandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in a world full of shades of grey, evil can stil exist. Except that the whole show was built upon the premise that no nation is completely good or evil, as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense deconstruction.
Cut Apart: Right about the time Sisko starts transmitting a Distress Call on a Starfleet frequency, the Defiant picks up a distress call. They lock on to two life signs—and beam up two human women.