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.

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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.

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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.

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3-04: Equilibrium

Jadzia discovers a secret Dax symbiont with a violent past.

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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.

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3-06: The Abandoned

Odo mentors a rapid-aging Jem’Hadar baby who was found in salvaged wreckage bought by Quark.

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3-07: Civil Defense

Miles unknowingly triggers a Cardassian security defense program, designed to prevent a Bajoran uprising.

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3-08: Meridian

The Defiant discovers a planet that phases in and out of this universe every sixty years.

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3-09: Defiant

With the help of a familiar face, The Maquis steals The Defiant.

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3-10: Fascination

While DS9 hosts the Bajoran Gratitude Festival, the station’s personnel begin exhibiting unusual behavior.

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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.

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3-12: Past Tense, Part II

Sisko, Bashir, and Dax are caught in the middle of the violent Bell Riots of 2024.

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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.

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3-14: Heart of Stone

Odo’s hidden feelings for Kira surface when her life is jeopardized from growing crystal engulfing her body.

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3-15: Destiny

A Bajoran spiritual leader cautions the arrival of two Cardassian scientists.

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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.

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3-17: Visionary

Upon seeing visions of his future self, Miles must prevent the station’s inevitable destruction.

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3-18: Distant Voices

An assault leaves Bashir’s mind to slowly deteriorate, leaving to vivid fantasies.

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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.

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3-20: Improbable Cause

Odo’s investigation into who tried to kill Garak leads to his uncovering a shocking Romulan/Cardassian alliance.

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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.

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3-22: Explorers

After building a historic Bajoral sailing ship by hand, Sisko takes Jake on a trip to study the likelihood of a long-held belief.

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3-23: Family Business

Quark and Rom arrive on the Ferengi homeworld when their mother is investigated by the Ferengi Commerce Authority.

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3-24: Shakaar

Kira is sent to negotiate with Shakaar, the leader of her former resistance cell, who refuses to surrender borrowed farm equipment.

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3-25: Facets

Jadzia meets the previous Dax hosts through the Trill zhian'tara ceremony, while Nog tries to enter Starfleet Academy.

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3-26: The Adversary

While on patrol, a Dominion spy is discovered to be aboard The Defiant.

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