The Breen have entered the war, and they hit the Federation where it hurts: Earth. What's worse, they have developed a new weapon that drains all energy from a ship, and not even the trusty Defiant can withstand it. On Bajor, Kai Winn finally completes her Face-Heel Turn
, while on Cardassia, Legate Damar does something that even the Founders never saw coming.
This episode contains examples of:
- Enemy Mine: The Federation isn't exactly friendly with the Cardassian Union, but at this point they'll take any help they can get.
- Face-Heel Turn: Kai Winn. Granted, she was never quite a good guy to begin with, but this episode makes it official.
- Heel-Face Turn: Legate Damar has finally had enough.
- La Résistance: This episode is the beginning of the Cardassian uprising.
- Monumental Damage: The Golden Gate
- Power Nullifier: The Breen's energy dampening weapon.