Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Original Airdates: 1993-1994
By the second season, Deep Space Nine had successfully developed its own identity. Its underlying plot and characters were well defined as the season concentrated heavily on developing its rich set of supporting characters, including Vedek Bareil, Winn Adami, Elim Garak, Gul Dukat, Rom, and Nog.
Bajoran politics and the impact of the Cardassian Occupation are explored deeply. The introduction of The Maquis – a rebel group living in or near the demilitarized zone – lays groundwork for the next Trek spinoff (Voyager). The first mirror universe episode since The Original Series debuts, which will be revisited several times throughout DS9’s run.
Most importantly, Season 2 introduces The Dominium, through subtle hints that lead up to the season finale cliffhanger. The Dominion will ultimately take center stage in driving DS9’s momentum.
In hopes of reuniting Bajor in the midst of a growing power struggle, Kira and Miles rescue an idolized war hero from a Cardassian labor camp.
2-02: The Circle
While on a spiritual retreat, Kira is kidnapped by The Circle as the Bajoran political coup escalates.
Controversy ensues when a Cardassian boy who’s guardian is a Bajoran arrives on DS9.
2-07: Rules of Acquisition
While on business in the Gamma Quadrant, Quark is stunned to learn that his new business partner is a woman.
2-08: Necessary Evil
While investigating a murder attempt on Quark, Kira learns of Odo’s shameful past.
While on business in the Gamma Quadrant, Quark is stunned to learn that his new Ferengi business acquaintance is a woman.
2-13: Armageddon Game
Miles and Bashir, believed dead, seek refuge when they are caught in the middle of a war.
Sisko and Miles become stranded with other Starfleet survivors on a planet where technology is useless.
2-17: Playing God
Dax hosts her first Trill initiate while a growing micro-universe is discovered that endangers Bajor.
2-18: Profit and Loss
Quark’s former Cardassian lover is discovered to be a wanted member of the Cardassian dissident movement.
2-19: Blood Oath
Jadzia honors a vengeful blood oath made between Curzon Dax and a group of iconic Klingon warriors.
2-20: The Maquis, Part I
Sisko and Dukat investigate The Maquis, a growing anti-Cardassian group that engages in terrorist activities.
An unknown phenomenon sends Bashir and Kira to an alternative universe, one where the Bajorans run forced labor aboard DS9.
2-24: The Collaborator
Vedek Bareil is accused to have been a Cardassian collaborator during the Occupation.
Miles face criminal changes in a Cardassian tribunal, where his verdict is pre-determined.