Story: Rocks and Shoals
Written By: Ronald D. Moore
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1997

The wounded commandeered Jem’Hadar ship has an encounter with other Jem’Hadar ships, and gets a good beating…and crash-lands on a planet. Jadzia is wounded; the symbiont may be wounded itself. Also crashed on the planet is another Jem’Hadar ship, with a wounded Vorta and limited Ketracel-White for the Jem’Hadar. It is a game of trying to survive, but the Vorta has his own plans for survival. He orders the Jem’Hadar to attack the Starfleet camp, and given Sisko the plans so he can kill all the Jem’Hadar before they run out of white and kill everyone themselves. It is an uncomfortable position, but the only real option.
The smaller b-plot is actually pretty weighty. Kira has become the very thing she despised during the occupation: a collaborator. She is helping the Dominion…day in, day out. She has even come to apologizing for them: they are about to send Vorta to Bajor for supplies and help (the Dominion has cut off Bajor from all other suppliers, but she seems to be forgetting the impact of that). But when a Vedek hangs herself in front of all on the promenade…Kira can’t sit back any longer…she is going to begin a resistance.

NEXT TIME: Ziyal Returns to the Station from Bajor