Image in the Sand
name = Image in the Sand
Benjamin Sisko meets his real mother.
series = Deep Space Nine
ep_num = 151
prod_num = 551
September 30, 1998
Ira Steven Behr
Megan Cole Deborah Lacey J.G. Hertzler
Barry Jenner Aron Eisenberg
stardate = Not stated
prev = Tears of the Prophets
Shadows and Symbols
"Image in the Sand" is the title of a ""
episode, the opener for the series' seventh and final season. Its episode number is 151, and it first aired on September 30, 1998. The episode has an average rating of 4.1/5 on the official Star Trekwebsite (as of August 10th, 2007). [http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/DS9/episode/103245.html]
The episode continues the story that began in the finale of the sixth season, "Tears of the Prophets".
Benjamin Siskohas taken extended leave on Earth, Kira Nerysis in charge of Deep Space Nine and Worfis still grieving for Jadzia.
While Sisko deals with his feelings of failure by visiting his father in New Orleans, Kira, newly promoted to the rank of Colonel, and Odo deal with life as normal on the station. The "Defiant" continues its assignment escorting cargo runs, but
Nog, O'Brien and Bashir all notice that something is bothering Worf, beyond Jadzia's untimely demise at the hand of Gul Dukat. Kira is later called to a meeting with Admiral Ross, who compliments her on the running of the station since Sisko's departure. "I'm just keeping his seat warm," she reminds the Admiral, even though he himself is not sure when the Captain will return. He then informs the Bajoranthat the RomulanEmpire has been given permission to send a permanent delegation to the station, just as the Klingons have. The leader is one Senator Cretak, who is a staunch supporter of the Alliance between Romulus and the Federation, but Kira is not thrilled at this news. Ross ignores her dubious feelings, reminding her that he came as a courtesy, "The decision's already been made."
Back on Earth, a distant Sisko separates himself from his family, doing nothing but playing the piano in the restaurant his father Joseph owns. His son, Jake, is worried about his father's attitude, though Joseph realizes it will take time. As they talk, Sisko continues playing, until a baseball on the top of the piano rolls off and hits the floor. Sisko, stopping his playing, reaches for the ball, before changing his mind. As he pulls back though, he is suddenly pulled into one of the visions that he has been sent in the past by the
Bajoran Prophets. In it, he sees himself in the desert on an alien world that he knows to be Tyree. He is digging frantically, before coming across a blanket buried in the sand. Slowly he pulls at it, only to reveal the hidden face of a woman, that he does not recognize. This snaps him out of the vision, where Jake, noticing his father's having stopped playing, quickly hurries over and asks what is wrong. Sisko explains about the vision. He confesses he has no idea who the woman is, but with a resolute determination he has not exhibited for months, he tells his son, "But I'm going to find out."
*This is the first episode to feature
Nicole DeBoerin the role of Ezri Dax.
*Kira Nerys was promoted from Major to Colonel sometime between the last episode and this one.
* [http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/DS9/episode/103245.html Episode information from STARTREK.COM]
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