Dominion Prison Camp

Story: In Purgatory's Shadow
Written By: Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1997

A message from Enabran Tain makes its way to DS9,Sisko sends Garak and Worf to follow the message, but wind up in the middle of a Jem’Hadar invasion fleet. They get thrown into a Dominion Prison Camp, and find General Martok, the real Martok who was replaced with a Changeling seen throughout Season 4 and exposed at the start of this season. Also found there are Tain, who was last seen going down with his ship during the failed raid on the Founders by the Obsiddian Order and Tal-Shiar. Oh and one other unexpected prisoner…Dr. Bashir. He is wearing the old uniforms last seen in “The Ascent”…meaning that since at least “Rapture” we’ve had a Changleing Bashir on the station. Crazy good reveal.
The Garak-Ziyal-Dukat plot is fairly interesting as well, and it leads to some solid scenes. The prison camp on the asteroid looks awesome, and the invasion fleet coming trough the wormhole at the end is a great visual effect.

Anyhow the Dominion threat is bigger than it ever was before, and at the end of the episode, the plan to close off the wormhole fails, sabotaged by Changeling-Bashir…and the fleet of Jem’Hadar ships comes through the wormhole.

NEXT TIME: Prison Break