In the Demilitarized Zone

Story: The Maquis, Part I
Written By: Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor, James Cocker and Ira Steven Behr
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1994

A little bit before this episode premiered, TNG had an episode called “Journey’s End”. It was the final story of Wesley Crusher but also the plot of this episode was seeded. The Federation made a lousy treaty with the Cardassians, and as a result some Federation members were uprooted from their homes…well some refused to leave.
These people apparently fear the Cardassians arming themselves in the demilitarized zone, and knowing the Cardassians, it is kind of hard to doubt it. So they’ve been arming themselves, and defending themselves against the Cardassians…even becoming terrorists against the Cardassians…this rubs the Federation the wrong way.

It is up to Sisko and his old friend who is also stationed on the Cardassian border to figure it all out and stop it…but in the end it is discovered that Cal himself is a member of the Maquis.

NEXT TIME: I prefer to call it retaliation…