The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

What You Leave Behind (2)

#1 - What You Leave Behind (2) 8.84

Season 7 - Episode 26

Stardate: Unknown Sisko launches the Federation/Klingon/Romulan attack against the Dominion on Cardassia. Kira, Damar and Garak destroy a power supply on Cardassia as the Cardassian population rises against the Dominion. Kai Winn asks Gul Dukat to join her in releasing the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves. Bashir and Ezri spend the night together on the eve of the war. The Founder Leader orders the execution of Damar, Garak and Kira after Jem'Hadar forces capture them; however, Cardassian forces free them. Meanwhile, on Bajor, Kai Winn recites from the Kosst Amojan in an attempt to release the Pah-wraiths.

What You Leave Behind (1)

#2 - What You Leave Behind (1) 8.78

Season 7 - Episode 25

Stardate: Unknown Sisko launches the Federation/Klingon/Romulan attack against the Dominion on Cardassia. Kira, Damar and Garak destroy a power supply on Cardassia as the Cardassian population rises against the Dominion. Kai Winn asks Gul Dukat to join her in releasing the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves. Bashir and Ezri spend the night together on the eve of the war. The Founder Leader orders the execution of Damar, Garak and Kira after Jem'Hadar forces capture them; however, Cardassian forces free them. Meanwhile, on Bajor, Kai Winn recites from the Kosst Amojan in an attempt to release the Pah-wraiths.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
The Way of the Warrior (2)

#3 - The Way of the Warrior (2) 8.65

Season 4 - Episode 2

The Klingons attack Cardassia in an attempt to overthrow the planet's newly installed civilian government. When the crew of Deep Space Nine saves the members of the new government, they fall under attack from the Klingons as well. Worf is transferred to Deep Space Nine.

Trials and Tribble-ations

#4 - Trials and Tribble-ations 8.56

Season 5 - Episode 6

Stardate:4523.7 While returning to Deep Space Nine with the Bajoran Orb of Time, the crew are thrown back to the 23rd Century. They must infiltrate the original Starship Enterprise in order to stop an undercover Klingon from poisoning a shipment of grain being carried.

Directors: Jonathan West
The Way of the Warrior (1)

#5 - The Way of the Warrior (1) 8.55

Season 4 - Episode 1

The Klingons attack Cardassia in an attempt to overthrow the planet's newly installed civilian government. When the crew of Deep Space Nine saves the members of the new government, they fall under attack from the Klingons as well. Worf is transferred to Deep Space Nine.

Directors: James L. Conway
Call to Arms

#6 - Call to Arms 8.53

Season 5 - Episode 26

Stardate: Unknown Leeta and Rom get married. Sisko decides to mine the wormhole, which will likely start the war. When their plan is detected, Sisko is forced to evacuate the station and endorse the non-aggression pact between Bajor and the Dominion. While patrolling the border, General Martok detects the first wave of Dominion ships headed for Deep Space Nine. All remaining Starfleet personnel are ordered to leave the station. Kira, Odo, Quark, Rom, Morn and Jake stay behind on the station and disable it as it is handed over to the Dominion.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
In the Pale Moonlight

#7 - In the Pale Moonlight 8.42

Season 6 - Episode 19

Stardate: 51721.3 Sisko and Garak lure the Romulans into the Dominion war in order to get them to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. Without them, the Federation and Klingon Empire would eventually lose the war and fall under Dominion rule.

Directors: Victor Lobl
The Die is Cast

#8 - The Die is Cast 8.38

Season 3 - Episode 21

Garak must decide whether or not to kill Odo to please his mentor on the eve of a joint Romulan-Cardassian attack on the Dominion.

Directors: David Livingston
Sacrifice of Angels

#9 - Sacrifice of Angels 8.38

Season 6 - Episode 6

Stardate: Unknown Captain Sisko and his taskforce engage the Dominion as Starfleet pushes to reclaim DS9. Meanwhile on the station, the Dominion tries to complete its plan for removing the mines from the wormhole, and meet internal resistance.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
By Inferno's Light

#10 - By Inferno's Light 8.32

Season 5 - Episode 15

Stardate: 50564.2 When the Dominion fleet comes through the wormhole, it soon becomes clear that Cardassia has allied itself with the Dominion and that war is not far off. As the forces of the Alpha Quadrant assemble, the changeling posing as Dr. Bashir is wrecking havoc on Deep Space Nine.

Directors: Les Landau
The Jem'Hadar

#11 - The Jem'Hadar 8.27

Season 2 - Episode 26

Sisko, Jake, Nog, and Quark go camping on a Gamma Quadrant world but are captured by mysterious soldiers called the Jem'Hadar and meet a force to rival the Federation.

Directors: Kim Friedman
Little Green Men

#12 - Little Green Men 8.27

Season 4 - Episode 8

Quark, Rom and Nog are accidentally thrust back in time to Roswell, New Mexico, Earth in 1947.

Directors: Alexander Singer
The Search (2)

#13 - The Search (2) 8.26

Season 3 - Episode 2

Odo begins to connect with his fellow Changelings as Sisko attempts to negotiate peace with the Dominion.

Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Broken Link

#14 - Broken Link 8.25

Season 4 - Episode 26

Odo is forced to return to his people, the Changelings, to face judgment for killing one of his own.

Directors: Les Landau
Past Tense (2)

#15 - Past Tense (2) 8.20

Season 3 - Episode 12

Sisko assumes the role of a pivotal historic figure in order to restore the timeline.

Directors: Jonathan Frakes
A Time to Stand

#16 - A Time to Stand 8.19

Season 6 - Episode 1

Stardate: Unknown Several months after Deep Space Nine was handed over to the Dominion, the Federation is losing the war. Being relieved of command of the Defiant, Sisko is placed in command of a salvaged Jem'Hadar warship they discovered several months earlier, and must destroy the main Ketracel White production facility in the Alpha Quadrant. The mission is a success but it leaves the ship without warp engines and stranded 17 years from the nearest Federation Starbase.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
The Changing Face of Evil

#17 - The Changing Face of Evil 8.18

Season 7 - Episode 20

Stardate: Unknown Worf and Ezri return safely to Deep Space Nine. The Breen launch an attack on Federation Headquarters, while Damar secretly forms plans to free Cardassia from Dominion rule. Sisko is informed that the Breen have launched an attack against the only foothold the Federation has in Dominion territory. Kai Winn and Gul Dukat try to find a way of releasing the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves on Bajor.

Directors: Mike Vejar
In Purgatory's Shadow

#18 - In Purgatory's Shadow 8.18

Season 5 - Episode 14

Stardate: Unknown After a coded Cardassian message from the Gamma Quadrant is detected, Garak and Worf attempt a rescue. However, they are captured by the Jem'Hadar and imprisoned in the same cell as Enabran Tain, General Martok, and the real Julian Bashir, who had been secretly replaced several weeks prior without any notice. The Jem'hadar fleet invades the Alpha Quadrant when an attempt to seal the wormhole is sabotaged by the changeling-Bashir.

Directors: Gabrielle Beaumont
Favor the Bold

#19 - Favor the Bold 8.15

Season 6 - Episode 5

Stardate: Unknown Odo struggles with his choices between his friends and the link. Sisko faces a suicide mission in order to reclaim Deep Space Nine. Rom is ordered to be executed. Ziyal is assaulted by Damar - Kira sees this altercation and nearly kills Damar over it.

Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Homefront

#20 - Homefront 8.14

Season 4 - Episode 11

Sisko and Odo are brought to Earth when it's suspected Changelings are infiltrating Starfleet.

Directors: David Livingston
Tacking Into the Wind

#21 - Tacking Into the Wind 8.13

Season 7 - Episode 22

Stardate: Unknown Bashir works around the clock to find a cure for the Founder's disease. Kira makes plans to steal Breen technology that would make the Federation ships immune to Breen/Dominion weaponry. Damar learns that his family was killed by the Dominion. Worf challenges Gowron's corrupt leadership of the Klingon Empire, which results in Gowron's death. Bashir and O'Brien plot to capture a member of Section 31 who may hold the cure for Odo's illness.

Directors: Mike Vejar
The Search (1)

#22 - The Search (1) 8.12

Season 3 - Episode 1

Sisko is assigned the mission of taking the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to make peaceful contact with the founders of the Dominion.

Directors: Kim Friedman
Duet

#23 - Duet 8.11

Season 1 - Episode 19

A visiting Cardassian may in fact be a notorious war criminal, and Kira is determined to bring him down

Directors: James L. Conway
The Adversary

#24 - The Adversary 8.11

Season 3 - Episode 26

A Changeling sabotages the USS Defiant as it attempts to start a war in the Alpha Quadrant.

Directors: Alexander Singer
The House of Quark

#25 - The House of Quark 8.09

Season 3 - Episode 3

Quark lies about killing a Klingon and is then forced to marry the widow.

Directors: Les Landau