Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Original Airdates: 1994-1995
The third season of Deep Space Nine follows a similar tone and storytelling as the second. Opening with The Dominion’s bold introduction – carried over from the second season finale, the season gradually introduces this new threat and confirmation of Odo’s origins.
The season witnesses a return to the mirror universe, Bareil’s death, Quark’s Klingon marriage, and Odo’s first confessed love of Kira. The arrival of The Defiant presents new opportunities off the station, and Season 3 sees major developments for Garak, including confirmation of his ominous pre-tailor life.
3-01: The Search, Part I
Aboard the newly acquired U.S.S. Defiant, Sisko and crew sets out to find the Founders in the Gamma Quadrant.
3-02: The Search, Part II
While Odo and Kira learn more about The Founders, Sisko and crew are concerned about sweeping changes back home.
3-03: House of Quark
After accidently killing a Klingon warrior, Quark is forced to marry his widowed wife. Meanwhile, Miles tries to cheer up a depressed Keiko.
3-05: Second Skin
Kidnapped and surgically altered, Kira is lead to believe that she is the long-lost daughter of a prominent Cardassian figure.
3-06: The Abandoned
Odo mentors a rapid-aging Jem’Hadar baby who was found in salvaged wreckage bought by Quark.
3-07: Civil Defense
Miles unknowingly triggers a Cardassian security defense program, designed to prevent a Bajoran uprising.
The Defiant discovers a planet that phases in and out of this universe every sixty years.
While DS9 hosts the Bajoran Gratitude Festival, the station’s personnel begin exhibiting unusual behavior.
3-11: Past Tense, Part I
Sisko, Dax, and Bashir suddenly find themselves in the midst of a contraversial social clash on Earth in 2024.
3-12: Past Tense, Part II
Sisko, Bashir, and Dax are caught in the middle of the violent Bell Riots of 2024.
3-13: Life Support
Vedek Bareil’s life hangs in the balance while an ambitious Kai Winn negotiates a peace treaty with the Cardassians. Meanwhile, Jake and Nog face a culture clash.
3-14: Heart of Stone
Odo’s hidden feelings for Kira surface when her life is jeopardized from growing crystal engulfing her body.
A Bajoran spiritual leader cautions the arrival of two Cardassian scientists.
3-16: Prophet Motive
Quark and Rom are concerned about Grand Nagus Zek’s peculiar behavior that goes against the very foundation of Ferengi society.
Upon seeing visions of his future self, Miles must prevent the station’s inevitable destruction.
3-18: Distant Voices
An assault leaves Bashir’s mind to slowly deteriorate, leaving to vivid fantasies.
3-19: Through The Looking Glass
Sisko is forced to persuade the alternative-universe version of his wife to join the Terran Rebels to save her life.
3-20: Improbable Cause
Odo’s investigation into who tried to kill Garak leads to his uncovering a shocking Romulan/Cardassian alliance.
3-21: The Die Is Cast
Aboard a Romulan ship en route to destroy the Founder’s homeworld, Garak forcefully interroragates Odo to win back Tain’s approval.
After building a historic Bajoral sailing ship by hand, Sisko takes Jake on a trip to study the likelihood of a long-held belief.
3-23: Family Business
Quark and Rom arrive on the Ferengi homeworld when their mother is investigated by the Ferengi Commerce Authority.
Kira is sent to negotiate with Shakaar, the leader of her former resistance cell, who refuses to surrender borrowed farm equipment.
Jadzia meets the previous Dax hosts through the Trill zhian'tara ceremony, while Nog tries to enter Starfleet Academy.