DS9 Episode Overview: Season 6

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 6x01 A TIME TO STAND

The crew are growing more and more demoralized as fleets of promised reinforcements are demolished. Reacting to the heavy losses, Admiral Ross gives Sisko the dangerous assignment of sneaking behind enemy lines in a captured Jem'Hadar warship.

   
 6x02 ROCKS AND SHOALS

Sisko and his crew crash in the ocean of a desolate planet, and Dax is seriously wounded. Bashir is able to stabilize her condition, after which the group takes shelter in a cave. Later, while Garak and Nog are searching for food and water, they are captured by Jem'Hadar soldiers.

   
 6x03 SONS AND DAUGHTERS

Martok's ship takes on reinforcements. Worf is shocked to see that one of the new recruits is his estranged son, Alexander. Worf reveals that he sent Alexander to live with his foster parents on Earth years before, after the boy showed no interest in becoming a warrior.

   
 6x04 BEHIND THE LINES

Odo's loyalties are tested by the arrival of the devious Female Shapeshifter. Odo soon finds himself engaged in a romantic link with her, leading to a divided loyalty... will Odo turn his back on Major Kira and his Federation friends... the outcome of his decision could affect the balance of power in the Alpha Quadrant for decades to come.

   
 6x05 FAVOR THE BOLD

Sisko launches a plan to retake DS9. Odo continues to struggle with his thoughts for the Female Shapeshifter. Despite his mixed feelings, he cannot resist linking with the fellow Changeling, against Kira's wishes. Quark learns that the minefield will be destroyed within a week, allowing thousands of Dominion troops to come through the wormhole.

   
 6x06 SACRIFICE OF ANGELS

With Sisko in command of the Defiant, the Federation fleet reaches the Dominion lines standing between it and DS9. On the station, Quark and Ziyal break out Rom, Kira, Jake and Leeta from prison. As Odo joins forces with his former comrades, Rom and Kira hurry to cut off power to the weapons array but are too late.

   
 6x07 YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED...

Martok's wife refuses to accept Dax into their family. Dax agrees to endure the traditional evaluation by the mistress of the house, Martok's wife, Sirella. Soon, a confrontation ends with Sirella declaring Dax an enemy, and telling her that she will never join the House of Martok.

   
 6x08 RESURRECTION

When a stranger beams aboard the station and takes Major Kira hostage, she is shocked to see that he looks exactly like her dead love, Vedek Bareil. He reveals that he is Bareil - the alternate universe version - and is running from the evil Alliance of his universe.

   
 6x09 STATISTICAL PROBABILITIES

Bashir is asked to work with a group of genetically-engineered patients. Aggressive Jack, sensual Lauren, giddy Patrick, and shy Sarina are highly intelligent - but equally dysfunctional - and have spent their lives in an institution. It is hoped that Bashir can help them assimilate into "normal" society.

   
 6x10 THE MAGNIFICENT FERENGI

Zek calls with news that Quark's mother, Ishka, has been captured by the Dominion. He enlists Quark to rescue her, offering a substantial reward if he succeeds. Quark persuades Rom to join the mission and the two then recruit Nog for his Starfleet expertise, while fellow Ferengi Leck, Gaila, and Brunt form the rest of the team.

   
 6x11 WALTZ

Suddenly, the starship transporting Gul Dukat and Sisko is destroyed by Cardassian troops. Sisko is seriously injured, but Dukat escapes with him to a nearby planet and tends to his wounds. When Sisko regains consciousness, Dukat informs him that they are stranded.

   
 6x12 WHO MOURNS FOR MORN?

The crew is shocked to learn that Morn has been killed in an ion storm. Morn has left Quark his entire estate. Although Morn's financial records indicate that he was broke, Quark searches Morn's quarters for hidden assets. Instead, he finds Morn's ex-wife who starts Quark on a treasure hunt which could end up getting him killed.

   
 6x13 ONE LITTLE SHIP

Dax, O'Brien and Bashir board a Runabout that is shrunken to four inches long by an anomaly. Suddenly, the Defiant, tethered to the tiny Runabout, is attacked and Sisko and the others are overtaken by the Jem'Hadar. The miniature Runabout and its crew survives, but they exit the anomaly through a different route - without returning to normal size.

   
 6x14 FAR BEYOND THE STARS

Sisko begins having visions of his crew as 1950s Americans and finds himself in 1953 New York City as Benny Russell, a writer for a science-fiction magazine. Writing assignments are given as illustrations, and each writer creates a story to fit their drawing. Benny's illustration is a crude version of Deep Space Nine.

   
 6x15 HONOR AMONG THEIVES

Starfleet Intelligence recruits O'Brien to infiltrate the Orion Syndicate to find a Starfleet informant. He makes contact with a trio from the Syndicate by repairing a piece of their equipment. Liam Bilby, the leader of the trio, decides to bring him into his circle of associates. O'Brien faces a crisis of confidence when he befriends Bilby.

   
 6x16 CHANGE OF HEART

Dax and Worf are sent to the Badlands to meet with a Cardassian double-agent. In three days, he plans to walk into the jungle on the planet Soukara. Since Dax and Worf will be unable to beam him off the planet, they are to rendezvous with him in the jungle. However when Dax is fatally injured, Worf's duty is tested.

   
 6x17 WRONGS DARKER THAN DEATH OR NIGHT

On her late mother's birthday, Kira receives a transmission from Gul Dukat telling her that her mother was actually his lover. Consulting the Orb of Time, Kira finds herself in the past, at a refugee center where she comes face to face with her long-lost family, who does not realize her true identity.

   
 6x18 INQUISITION

Internal Affairs Officer Sloan arrives on the station, announcing that there has been a possible security breach. He believes an officer may be passing information to the Dominion. The crew soon realise that the object of Sloan's suspicion is Doctor Bashir.

   
 6x19 IN THE PALE MOONLIGHT

Sisko realizes there is only one hope of winning the war - the Romulans, who signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion, must be convinced to join the Federation/Klingon Alliance. Sisko recruits Garak to manufacture evidence from Cardassia that will bring the Romulans into the war.

   
 6x20 HIS WAY

Bashir shows off his new Holosuite program, a 1960s Vegas singer named Vic Fontaine. Vic immediately senses Odo's unrequited love for Kira. Soon afterward, Kira leaves for Bajor to visit her ex-lover Shakaar Edon - a move which clearly upsets Odo. He borrows Bashir's program and asks Vic for a little romantic advice.

   
 6x21 THE RECKONING

Sisko is called to Bajor when an ancient tablet addressing the Emissary is discovered. Seeing it launches Sisko into a vision, during which the Prophets tell him "the Reckoning" must begin. Sisko takes the tablet back to DS9 for Dax to translate. Soon after, strange things start to happen with the wormhole.

   
 6x22 VALIANT

Jake and Nog are rescued by the U.S.S. Valiant, Nog recognizes the crew of young adults as Red Squad, an elite corps of Starfleet cadets. The captain explains that his crew, originally on a training mission, became trapped in Dominion space when the war broke out.

   
 6x23 PROFIT AND LACE

Zek and Ishka arrive on the station to announce that Zek has given females equal rights. Unfortunately, this has plunged the entire Ferengi society into chaos, Zek has been deposed as Grand Nagus, and Brunt is now Acting Grand Nagus.

   
 6x24 TIME'S ORPHAN

During a family picnic, Molly falls into a vortex of swirling energy. O'Brien determines Molly slipped through a time portal that sent her back 300 years, to a time when the planet was uninhabited. They reactivate the portal but when Molly materializes, she is an eighteen-year-old woman.

   
 6x25 THE SOUND OF HER VOICE

The Defiant picks up a distress signal and the voice of Captain Lisa Cusak, whose escape pod has crashed on a remote planet following the destruction of her ship. The stranded captain reveals she has been giving herself triox to keep herself alive, but there is not enough to last until the Defiant arrives.

   
 6x26 TEARS OF THE PROPHETS

Sisko is preparing for an attack on the Dominion held Chin'toka System. Unfortunately, the crew is unaware that the Dominion has deployed hundreds of orbital weapon platforms to protect the system, and that Gul Dukat has returned claiming he has the key to destroying Sisko and the Federation.