STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                              
                       "The Dogs of War" 
                          #40510-574 
                              
                           Story by 
                      Peter Allan Fields 
                              
                          Teleplay by 
               Rene Echevarria & Ronald D. Moore 
                              
                          Directed by 
                         Avery Brooks 

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                       March 16, 1999

   STAR TREK: DS9 - "The Dogs of War" - REV. 03/18/99 - CAST 

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                       "The Dogs of War" 
                            CAST

          SISKO                    ZEK
          KIRA                     ROM
          BASHIR                   BRUNT
          O'BRIEN                  LEETA
          WORF                     GARAK
          EZRI                     DAMAR
          ODO                      BROIK
          QUARK                    FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER
          JAKE                     KASIDY
          COMPUTER VOICE           MILA
                                   MOOGIE
                                   LONAR
                                   MARTOK
                                   VELAL
                                   WEYOUN
                                   NOG
                                   M'PELLA
                                   ROSS
                                   SESKAL
                                   JEM'HADAR
                                   BROCA

          Non-Speaking             Non-Speaking
          N.D. SUPERNUMERARIES     MAIHAR'DU

     STAR TREK: DS9 - "The Dogs of War" - 03/16/99 - SETS 

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                       "The Dogs of War" 
                             SETS 

        INTERIORS                     EXTERIORS
        DEEP SPACE NINE                 SPACE
          OPS                           DEEP SPACE NINE
          QUARK'S/STOREROOM             JEM'HADAR SHIP
          REPLIMAT                      CARDASSIA PRIME
          INFIRMARY                     CARDASSIA PRIME/ALLEY
          SISKO'S QUARTERS              
          QUARK'S QUARTERS              
          HABITAT RING CORRIDOR         
          WARDROOM                      

        DEFIANT                       
          BRIDGE                        

        CAVE                          

        CARDASSIAN CELLAR             

        JEM'HADAR SHIP                
          BRIDGE                        

        DOMINION BRIEFING ROOM        

  DS9 - "The Dogs of War" - REV. 03/18/99 - PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 
                       "The Dogs of War" 
                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 

          RIVOK                    ruh-VOCK
          GORIS                    GORE-es
          SELTAN                   SELL-tan
          RISA                     RYE-suh
          ATBAR                    AT-bar
          REGULAK                  REH-gu-lack
          SIMPERIA                 sem-PAIR-ee-ah
          QUINOR                   KWEE-nor
          KALANDRA                 kuh-LAN-drah
          DENORIOS                 deh-NOR-ee-us
          ELIM                     EE-lim
          ZIYAL                    zee-ALL
          SAO PAULO                SAHN PAH-lo

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       1.

                  STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE                    
                          "The Dogs of War"                            
                            TEASER                              

	FADE IN:

1    EXT. SPACE - DEEP SPACE NINE (OPTICAL)

	Establishing.

2    INT. OPS

	WORF and O'BRIEN at adjacent stations, BASHIR and 
	EZRI standing by the Ops table. We get the feeling 
	that everyone is waiting for something.

	SISKO ENTERS from the turbolift.

					SISKO
			Heard anything?

					O'BRIEN
			Should be here any minute, sir. 
			She's running a little late.

					SISKO
				(frowns) 
			This is no way to start a new 
			relationship...

	Sisko starts to pace...

3    BASHIR AND EZRI

	are ill-at-ease with each other. Neither of them 
	can think of anything to say, and they both have 
	their attention firmly fixed on the VIEWSCREEN
	(despite the fact that it's INACTIVE).


	Finally, Ezri ventures some conversation.

					EZRI 
			So... how's Odo?

					BASHIR 
			His body shows no sign of the 
			changeling disease. I believe 
			he's cured.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       2.

3    CONTINUED:

					EZRI 
			That's great.


					BASHIR 
			I'll probably release him from 
			the Infirmary this afternoon.

					EZRI 
			That's really... great.

					BASHIR 
			Yes... it is.

	Awkward smiles are exchanged. Silence. Then they 
	both turn their attention back to the blank 
	viewscreen.

4    O'BRIEN AND WORF

	O'Brien has watched the above exchange, while Worf 
	continues to work.

					O'BRIEN
				(sotto) 
			I don't get it. He's interested, 
			she's interested -- what's the 
			problem?

					WORF
				(it's simple) 
			He is an overgrown child and she 
			is... very confused.


					O'BRIEN
				(a shrug) 
			It could still work.

	O'Brien's console BEEPS.

					O'BRIEN
				(off console) 
			She's here.

					SISKO
			On screen.


	All eyes turn expectantly to --

5    THE VIEWSCREEN (STOCK OPTICAL)

	which ACTIVATES to show a DEFIANT-CLASS SHIP 
	approaching.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER     3-4.

5   CONTINUED:

					EZRI
				(to Sisko) 
			I didn't know we were getting 
			another Defiant-class ship.

					SISKO
			That's what happens when you miss 
			staff meetings.


					O'BRIEN
				(mixed feelings)
			Looks just like her...

					SISKO
			Let's hope she fights like her.

	Off Sisko as he studies the approaching ship...

6    EXT. SPACE - DEEP SPACE NINE (STOCK/OPTICAL)

	as the ship comes in and docks.

7    INT. BRIDGE - CLOSE: THE DEDICATION PLAQUE

	which reads USS SAO PAULO.

					ROSS'S VOICE 
			Attention to Orders.

8    ADJUST TO REVEAL

	ADMIRAL ROSS is reading from a PADD as he formally 
	hands over command to Sisko. O'Brien, Worf, Ezri 
	and Bashir are gathered around the Captain's Chair, 
	standing at attention.

	The Bridge layout is familiar, but the CAPTAIN'S 
	CHAIR is different, and there's a FREE-STANDING 
	CONSOLE where the aft table used to be.

	We should try to convey a sense of a brand-spanking 
	new ship (budget permitting), with shining consoles, 
	new carpeting, slick new VPB wallpaper, etc.

					ROSS 
			To Captain Benjamin L. Sisko. As 
			of this date, you are requested 
			and required to take command of 
			U.S.S. Sao Paulo.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       5.

8    CONTINUED:

					ROSS (Cont'd)
			Signed, Vice Admiral William J.
			Ross, Stardate 52861.3.
				(to com) 
			Computer, transfer all command 
			codes to Captain Sisko.

					COMPUTER VOICE 
			Command codes transferred.

					SISKO
			I relieve you, sir.

					ROSS 
			I stand relieved.

	Ross hands Sisko the PADD.

					ROSS 
			She's all yours, Ben. You've 
			got a fine ship here.

					SISKO
			She has some pretty big shoes to 
			fill.

	The crew breaks up, eager to examine their new ship.

					BASHIR
				(to O'Brien) 
			I hate the carpet.
				(off his look) 
			I do.

	O'Brien goes to a console and begins checking over 
	the readings and Worf looks over his shoulder. Ross 
	heads for the door, then pauses.

					ROSS
				(indicating the PADD
				in Sisko's hand)
			There's something else on that
			PADD that might interest you.

	Ross EXITS as Sisko looks over the PADD, hits a 
	control and then smiles at what he sees.

					SISKO
			Special dispensation from the 
			Chief of Starfleet Operations to 
			change the name from Sao Paulo 
			to... Defiant.

	They all smile and exchange pleased looks.

					EZRI 
			Now what do you think of her?

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       6.
8   CONTINUED:	(2)

					SISKO
			She's growing on me.

					O'BRIEN
				(with a grin, off console) 
			The Breen are going to be in for 
			a surprise when they train their 
			energy-dampening weapon on this 
			ship.

					WORF
				(approving, off same 
				console) 
			The shield generators have been 
			completely reconfigured.

					O'BRIEN
				(eager) 
			Let's take a look.

	Worf and O'Brien EXIT together.

					BASHIR 
			I think I'll go check out Sickbay.

	Bashir EXITS, leaving Sisko and Ezri alone for a 
	beat. She sees the look on his face.

					EZRI 
			Well... I'll let you two get 
			acquainted.

	She smiles and EXITS. Sisko looks around the empty 
	Bridge, sits in the Captain's Chair. He runs a hand 
	over one of its consoles.

					SISKO
			Hello, ship.

	Off Sisko as he soaks in the sights and sounds of 
	his new ship...

									CUT TO:

9    EXT. SPACE - A JEM'HADAR SHIP (OPTICAL)

	Moving at impulse.

10   HEADSET POV (OPTICAL)

	through which we see an orbital shot of CARDASSIA 
	PRIME. Around the edges of the tiny viewscreen, we 
	see the interior of the Jem'Hadar bridge in the b.g.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       7.

10   CONTINUED:

					GARAK'S VOICE 
			Cardassia. It's as beautiful as 
			I remembered.

	DAMAR steps into view in the b.g.

					DAMAR 
			It won't be beautiful in my eyes 
			until the Dominion's gone.

11   NEW ANGLE

	On the Jem'Hadar Bridge, KIRA, Damar, GARAK and 
	SESKAL are working various consoles. Two other N.D. 
	Cardassians are working as well.

					SESKAL
				(off console) 
			Orbital traffic control is asking 
			for our security clearance.

					GARAK
				(works)
			I'll handle it.

					KIRA
				(to Damar) 
			We're taking a big risk coming 
			here. I hope this is worth it.

					DAMAR 
			Gul Revok and Legate Goris are 
			ready to bring their troops over 
			to our side. That's over half a 
			million men. If we can convince 
			Gul Seltan to join us as well, 
			we'll have another hundred 
			thousand. I'd say that's worth 
			the risk.

					KIRA 
			And you're sure you want me 
			along?

					DAMAR 
			Before they join us, they'll want 
			assurances that the Federation 
			will support them.

					GARAK
				(off console) 
			We're cleared for standard orbit.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       8.


11   CONTINUED:

					DAMAR 
				(to Seskal) 
			Do you have the transport 
			coordinates?

					SESKAL 
			Yes. The transporter room is 
			standing by.

					DAMAR 
			Then the bridge is yours, Seskal.

					SESKAL 
			Good luck.

	A moment between Seskal and Damar -- comrades in 
	arms -- then Kira, Garak and Damar EXIT.									CUT TO:

12   INT. CAVE (OPTICAL)

	Kira, Garak and Damar MATERIALIZE on the upper 
	level of a large cave. The moment they beam in, 
	they realize something is wrong. Urgent SHOUTS echo 
	through the caverns.

					VOICES 
			Is that all of them? Yes, sir! 
			Secure the area! Follow me! 
			Inform the First that we have 
			killed the traitors. (etc.)

	Our people pull their WEAPONS and cautiously peer 
	down toward the first level...

13   JEM'HADAR

	soldiers are moving through the cave. Sprawled out 
	on the floor are six DEAD CARDASSIANS, some still 
	holding phasers in their lifeless hands. Scorch 
	marks on the walls are still SMOKING -- a firefight 
	just ended.

14   RESUME

	As Kira, Garak and Damar react.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER       9.

14   CONTINUED:

					GARAK
				(whispers)
			How did they know?

	An N.D. Cardassian Gul steps into view, talking to 
	an N.D. Vorta (we can't hear their conversation).

					DAMAR
				(re: Cardassian)
			Gul Revok. He betrayed us.

					KIRA
				(hits combadge)
			Kira to Seskal. Get us out of
			here.

15   INT. JEM'HADAR BRIDGE (OPTICAL)

	Which is now UNDER ATTACK. The ship is SHAKING, 
	consoles are EXPLODING as Seskal tries to get 
	control of the situation.

					SESKAL
				(to com)
			We're under attack! I can't
			lower the shields.
				(to N.D.)
			Lock disruptors and return fire!
			Transfer auxiliary power to--

	Suddenly a HUGE EXPLOSION RIPS through the Bridge.

16   EXT. SPACE - THE JEM'HADAR SHIP (STOCK OPTICAL)

	EXPLODES.

17   INT. CAVE

	As before.

					KIRA
				(to com)
			Seskal... ? Seskal... ?

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - TEASER      10.

17   CONTINUED:

	OFF their reactions as they realize they're in a 
	very bad situation...

									FADE OUT.

                         END OF TEASER                          

    DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE    11.
                            ACT ONE                             

	FADE IN:

	(NOTE: Episode credits fall over opening scenes.)

18   INT. CAVE

	Continuous from the Teaser.

					KIRA
				(to com)
			Seskal... do you read me... ?

					GARAK 
			I don't think they're up there 
			anymore.

	They cautiously retreat further away from the 
	Jem'Hadar below.

					KIRA 
			We have to get out of here. 
			Damar, do you know any place we 
			can go?

					DAMAR 
				(bitter) 
			Everyone I know on Cardassia has 
			either been arrested or killed.

	A beat as they face their grim predicament.

					GARAK 
			I might know someone who'll take 
			us in... that is, if we can get 
			to the capital.

					KIRA
			Well, we can't stay here.

	As Garak leads them into the tunnel...

									CUT TO:

19   EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME (MATTE SHOT/OPTICAL)

	Establishing the Capital.


      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      12.

20   INT. CARDASSIAN CELLAR

	A dark, concrete-walled boiler room. Pipes and 
	conduits run through the area. Years of accumulated 
	DUST lines every surface, cobwebs in the corners.

	We hear the SOUND of a door opening at the top of 
	the stairs, and a shaft of LIGHT pierces the gloom.

	An old Cardassian woman, MILA (last seen in 
	"Improbable Cause"), descends the stairs, followed 
	by Kira (wearing some kind of cloak with a hood), 
	Garak and Damar. Mila is a cantankerous sort, 
	scared and worried about taking our people in.

					MILA
				(to Garak)
			... I don't hear from you for 
			years, then you show up on my 
			doorstep with these people.

					GARAK 
			I do apologize for the intrusion, 
			but you're the only person on 
			Cardassia I can trust.

	She turns on a LIGHT and Garak reacts to the sight 
	of the cellar.

					GARAK
			It's smaller than I remembered...

	Damar and Kira look at him in surprise.

					GARAK 
			I grew up in this house. Didn't 
			I mention that?

					DAMAR 
			I thought you said Enabran Tain 
			used to live here.

					MILA
			Tain was Garak's father.

					GARAK 
			He could never acknowledge it 
			publicly because he was the head 
			of the Obsidian Order. Mila was 
			our housekeeper and most trusted 
			confidante.

					MILA 
			I was never a very good cook, but
			I knew how to keep a secret.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      13.

20   CONTINUED:

					KIRA 
			We need to contact the other 
			Resistance cells and warn them 
			about Revok.
				(to Mila) 
			Is there any way you can get us a 
			com-unit?

					GARAK

				(quickly) 
			If it's not too much of an 
			imposition.

					MILA 
			You shouldn't be involved in 
			this.

					DAMAR 
			We're attempting to free our 
			people. Do you want to live 
			under the Dominion for the rest 
			of your life?

					MILA 
			I'm an old woman. I'm long past 
			caring about such things.
				(beat) 
			But I'll get you your com-unit.

	And with that, she starts to trudge up the stairs.

					GARAK 
			Mila...
				(off her look) 
			Thank you. I promise we won't be 
			staying long.

					MILA 
			At least make yourselves useful. 
			This room hasn't been cleaned in 
			years...

	And she's gone. The three of them exchange a look, 
	then Kira grabs a bucket and some rags.

					KIRA 
			You heard the lady...

	She tosses the bucket to Garak.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      14.

20   CONTINUED:	(2)

					GARAK 
			Ah, the glamor of being a 
			revolutionary...

									CUT TO:

21   EXT. SPACE - DEEP SPACE NINE (OPTICAL)

	Re-establishing the station.

22   INT. QUARK'S

	ROM is talking to LEETA and M'PELLA over by the dabo 
	wheel. QUARK is working behind the bar.

					ROM 
			Go ahead. What have you got to 
			lose?

					LEETA
			Our jobs.

					M'PELLA 
			Let's do it. At this point, I 
			don't care if he fires me.

					ROM 
			That's the spirit. Remember --
			ask for ten percent, but settle 
			for fifteen.

					LEETA 
			Okay.

22A  ON QUARK

	behind the bar as the two dabo girls approach. 
	Quark is looking over a couple of bookkeeping PADDs, 
	but he's not overwhelmed with work or distracted.

					M'PELLA 
			Quark... we have something to 
			say.

					QUARK 
			Then say it.

   DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE 15-16.     


22A  CONTINUED:

					LEETA 
			We don't think we should have to 
			give you twenty percent of our 
			tips.

					QUARK 
				(even) 
			Uh-huh.

					LEETA 
			We think ten percent is more than 
			fair and we're not going back to 
			work until this is settled!

					QUARK 
			Ten percent?


	Quark seems torn and put upon, but before he can 
	answer, BROIK comes over.

					BROIK
				(excited) 
			There's an incoming transmission 
			from Ferenginar. It's the Grand 
			Nagus!

					QUARK 
			Zek? I'll take it in the back. 
				(to Leeta & M'Pella)
			I'll think about it.

	Quark moves off. M'Pella and Leeta look at each 
	other for a beat. Rom rushes over.

					ROM 
			What'd he say?

					LEETA 
				(excited)
			He's going to think about it!

	The dabo girls scream and hug.

									CUT TO:

23   INT. STOREROOM (REDRESS OF WINDOWLESS QUARTERS)

	There's barely room for a DESK amid the stacks of 
	CARGO CONTAINERS. Quark is talking to --

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      17.

24   ZEK ON A MONITOR (OPTICAL)

	His image is partially obscured by STATIC, and his 
	VOICE is often DROWNED out by it. (The words we 
	shouldn't be able to hear are in parentheses.)

					ZEK 
			Is that you, (Rom)?

					QUARK
				(loud) 
			It's me.

					ZEK
				(peering into the 
				camera) 
			(I can) barely see you.

					QUARK 
			It's the static.

					ZEK 
			Sorry about the (static). It's 
			raining here.

					QUARK
				(so?) 
			It's always raining there.

					ZEK 
			Not this kind of rain. (There 
			was) an accident at the power 
			plant. The contractor used 
			substandard (relays), the greedy 
			(bastard). There's a toxic 
			(electrostatic) cloud hanging 
			over the city. What a (frigging) 
			mess.

					QUARK 
			So to what do I owe the 
			pleasure... ?

					ZEK 
			The pressure? That's an 
			ungrateful thing to (say). I'm 
			not pressuring you.

					QUARK
				(louder) 
			No. The pleasure.

					ZEK 
			You're not making any sense. 
			Shut up and listen. I'm 
			retiring.

       DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " -REV-04/09/99 - ACT ONE       18.

24   CONTINUED:

					ZEK (Cont'd)
			Your mother and I are moving to
			Risa to enjoy our old age and --
				(sly smile)
			-- do a lot of (shagging),  
			if you know what I mean.

					QUARK
				(more than he needs
				to know)
			Good for you. I guess.

					ZEK
				(holding up his
				Nagus cane)
			I'll be coming to Deep (Space)
			Nine to name my successor.

					QUARK 
			Why here?

					ZEK
				(beaming) 
			Why do (you) think?

					QUARK
				(at a loss) 
			To get away from the rain... ?

					ZEK 
			No, my boy! I've chosen you to 
			succeed me. You're going to be 
			the new Grand Nagus! 
			Congra(tu)lations, (Rom)!

	And off Quark's stunned reaction --

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      19.

25   INT. INFIRMARY

	where Bashir is talking with ODO, who's sitting on 
	the bio-bed. His appearance has returned to normal.

					BASHIR
				(off TRICORDER) 
			Everything checks out fine. I'm 
			certifying you fit for duty.

					ODO 
			Finally. The last time I spoke 
			with Kira, she wanted to know 
			when I'd be rejoining her.

	Odo gets up to go, but Bashir stops him.

					BASHIR 
			Odo, there's something you need 
			to know.
				(carefully) 
			When I first discovered that 
			you'd been infected with the 
			morphogenic virus, I assumed 
			you'd contracted it from the 
			Founders.

					ODO 
			Didn't I?

					BASHIR 
			No, the fact is... you 
			transmitted the virus to them.

	Odo is deeply disturbed to hear this -- he's just 
	been told he's a "typhoid Mary."

					ODO
			But... how did I get it?

	Bashir steels himself, then drops the bomb --

					BASHIR 
			I'm afraid you were infected 
			deliberately.

	Odo is so stunned he can't even speak for a moment.

					ODO 
			By whom?

					BASHIR 
			Section Thirty-one.

	Odo's features harden as Bashir continues.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      20.

25   CONTINUED:

					BASHIR 
			They used you as a carrier, 
			hoping you'd pass the virus on. 
			You were never meant to develop 
			symptoms, but it appears that a 
			mutation in your --

					ODO
				(controlled anger) 
			I don't care whether they meant 
			to kill me or not. The bottom 
			line is the Federation set out to 
			destroy my people.

					BASHIR 
			Thirty-one is not part of the 
			Federation, it's a rogue agency
			that --

					ODO 
			Don't split hairs with me, 
			doctor. They used me as an 
			instrument to try to commit 
			genocide. We may be at war with 
			the Founders, but that's no 
			excuse.

					BASHIR 
			I completely agree.

					ODO 
			And what does Starfleet plan to 
			do about it?

									CUT TO:

26   INT. SISKO'S QUARTERS - CLOSE ON SISKO

	as he responds to Odo's question. Sisko is in his 
	civvies.

					SISKO
			The Federation Council considered 
			giving the Founders the cure... 
			but they decided against it.

	Odo was afraid of just this --

					ODO 
			Then they're abetting genocide.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT ONE      21.

26   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			I don't condone what Section 
			Thirty-one did, but the Founders 
			started this war, not us. 
			Giving them the cure would only 
			strengthen their hand. And we 
			can't do that -- not when there 
			are millions of men and women out 
			there putting their lives on the 
			line every day.

	Odo doesn't like that answer, but there's nothing he 
	can do about it.

					ODO 
			I can see there's no point in 
			arguing with you, the decision's 
			been made.

	Odo heads for the door, but Sisko stops him.

					SISKO
			Odo. I wish I didn't have to ask 
			this, but... I need to know that 
			you're not going to take matters 
			into your own hands.

	Odo stiffens.

					ODO 
			You have my word.

					SISKO
			That's all I wanted to hear.

	Beat.

					ODO 
			Interesting, isn't it? The 
			Federation claims to abhor 
			Section Thirty-one's tactics, but 
			when you need someone to do the 
			dirty work, you look the other 
			way.
				(beat) 
			Tidy little arrangement, wouldn't 
			you say?

	And with that, Odo EXITS, leaving Sisko to ponder 
	that unpleasant truth. Off this moment, we...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT ONE                          

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      22.
                            ACT TWO                             

	FADE IN:

26A  INT. REPLIMAT (FORMERLY SCENE 34)

	Ezri is sitting at a table, eating lunch and reading 
	a PADD. Bashir ENTERS and pulls up short when he
	sees her. They plaster those false, awkward smiles 
	across their faces again.

					BASHIR
			Hi.

					EZRI
			Hi.

					BASHIR
			Having lunch?

					EZRI
			It's that time.

	Bashir goes to the replicator and works the control, 
	gets a plate of food out of the replicator and turns 
	around -- there are plenty of open tables. He moves 
	toward an empty table, pulls back the chair, then 
	glances over at Ezri. Their eyes meet.

					BASHIR
			This is ridiculous.

					EZRI
			I know.

	Bashir sits down with her.

               BASHIR                               EZRI
     I have to tell you                   I have a confession to
     something --                         make --


	Beat.

					EZRI
			You go first.

					BASHIR
			No, it's all right.

					EZRI
			No, I mean it, Julian. You go
			first.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     22A.

26A  CONTINUED:

					BASHIR
			Okay.
				(beat) 
			You know how much I value our 
			friendship. The thing is that 
			lately... I've been wondering 
			if... maybe we could... be...

					EZRI 
			Something more?

					BASHIR 
			Yes. Exactly.

					EZRI 
			I've been wondering the same 
			thing.

					BASHIR
				(relieved) 
			I thought it was just me.

					EZRI 
			Me too.

					BASHIR 
			That's why I've felt so... 
			awkward around you.

					EZRI 
			I've tried to tell you, but I 
			just... couldn't find the words.

					BASHIR 
			I know. Why is that? I'm not 
			usually like this. If I'm 
			attracted to someone, I let them 
			know. I don't play these 
			ridiculous games.

					EZRI 
			Neither do I.
				(beat) 
			You know what I think has been 
			holding us back? The friendship.

					BASHIR 
			I was thinking the same thing. 
			We don't want to jeopardize our 
			friendship by trying to turn it 
			into something else.

					EZRI 
			I've made that mistake before.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     22B.

26A  CONTINUED:	(2)

					BASHIR 
			So have I. Once you cross that 
			line...

					EZRI
			... you can never go back.

					BASHIR 
			And if it doesn't work out, you 
			can never be friends again.

					EZRI 
			I can't stand the thought of 
			losing you as a friend.

					BASHIR 
			Me, neither.

	Beat.

					BASHIR 
			So. That's that.

					EZRI 
			We figured it out.

	There's an awkward beat.

					EZRI 
			You know, it takes a certain 
			maturity to keep from getting 
			swept up in a romantic fantasy...

					BASHIR 
			To not let a physical attraction 
			override good sense...

					EZRI 
			Chemistry isn't everything.

					BASHIR 
			Absolutely not. We're adults, 
			after all.

					EZRI 
			I think we should be proud of 
			ourselves.

					BASHIR 
			Me too. I feel much better.

	Bashir offers his hand.

					BASHIR 
			Friends?

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      23.


26A  CONTINUED:	(3)

					EZRI
				(taking it) 
			Friends.

	Off this seeming resolution...

									CUT TO:

27   INT. QUARK'S

	where a triumphant Quark is sitting at one of his 
	own tables, holding forth to Rom, Leeta and NOG. 
	M'Pella, Broik and the N.D. Ferengi Waiters are all 
	clustered around, spellbound by the news.

					QUARK
			Just think. This time next week 
			I'll be living in the Nagal 
			Residence...

					NOG 
			They say even the waste 
			extraction fixtures are plated 
			with latinum.

					QUARK 
			That's right. And the first 
			thing I'm going to do is rip them 
			out and replace them with solid 
			latinum fixtures.

					BROIK
				(awed)
			Solid latinum...

					LEETA 
			That's a little indulgent, don't 
			you think?

					QUARK 
			Of course, that's the whole 
			point. A Nagus has to lead by 
			example. My greed must be a 
			shining light, a testament to the 
			rewards of avarice.

					M'PELLA
				(leaning in seductively) 
			I hope you're not going to be 
			lonely in that great, big Nagal 
			Residence...

					QUARK
			I've got a room picked out for 
			you already, my dear. With a 
			view of the Tower of Commerce.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      24.

27   CONTINUED:

					QUARK (Cont'd)
				(magnanimous)
			There'll also be a place for my
			dear brother, my brave nephew, my
			lovely sister in-law --


					ROM 
			Liquidator Brunt!

					QUARK 
			Not him.

					ROM 
			No, he's here.

	The crowd parts, REVEALING BRUNT in the doorway. He 
	approaches Quark, sweeping people aside with his 
	usual contemptuous sneer.

					QUARK 
			What brings you this time, Brunt?

					BRUNT 
			Ferenginar is rife with rumors. 
			They say the Grand Nagus is 
			coming to D.S. Nine to name his 
			successor.

					QUARK 
			For once, the rumors are right.

					BRUNT 
			I see.

	There's a beat, then Brunt falls to his knees and 
	kisses Quark's hand.

					BRUNT 
			A thousand congratulations, my 
			Nagus!

					NOG 
			He's not Nagus yet.

					BRUNT 
			It's never too early to suck up 
			to the boss.

					ROM 
			It won't work, Brunt. No amount 
			of groveling can make up for all 
			the trouble you've caused.

					BRUNT 
				(to Quark) 
			Give me a chance.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      25.

27   CONTINUED:	(2)

					QUARK 
			Grovel some more and I'll think 
			about it.

					BRUNT 
			Oh thank you, your magnificence! 
			I live only to serve at your 
			command!

					QUARK 
			I think I'm going to like being 
			Nagus.
				(beat) 
			Don't stop.

					BRUNT 
			I am in awe of your splendor! I 
			abase myself before you!

									CUT TO:


28   EXT. SPACE - DEEP SPACE NINE (OPTICAL)

	Re-establishing the station.

29   OMITTED (BECOMES SCENE 54A)

  DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     26-27   

30   EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME (MATTE SHOT/OPTICAL)

	As we PAN ACROSS the cityscape, we HEAR Weyoun's 
	VOICE, then finally see WEYOUN himself on the large 
	VIEWSCREEN addressing the planet.

					WEYOUN
			... and thanks to the heroic 
			efforts of Gul Revok, Damar was 
			lured to Cardassia for a meeting 
			with five other traitors.

31   EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME - STREET LEVEL (OPTICAL)

	A few Cardassians in the f.g. are looking up at the 
	VIEWSCREEN as Weyoun continues.

					WEYOUN 
			But his co-conspirators were 
			killed before they could begin 
			plotting against the people of 
			Cardassia.

	The image on the viewscreen changes to a picture of 
	the DEAD CARDASSIANS lying on the cavern floor (as 
	seen in scene 12).

					WEYOUN 
			And Damar himself was killed 
			while trying to penetrate our 
			defense perimeter in a stolen 
			Dominion vessel.

32   CLOSE ON VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)

	Which now shows a view of a Jem'Hadar fighter 
	EXPLODING (as seen in scene 16).

33   WIDER - CARDASSIAN CELLAR (OPTICAL)

	Revealing that Kira, Garak and Damar are watching 
	the same broadcast on a small monitor which as been 
	set up in the cellar.

					KIRA 
			At least they're not looking for 
			us...

	But even that comfort is short-lived. The image on 
	the monitor changes back to Weyoun.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      28.

33   CONTINUED:

					WEYOUN 
			I'm also pleased to report that 
			just hours ago, acting on 
			information obtained by our 
			intelligence operatives, our 
			brave troops began a coordinated 
			assault on Damar's terrorist 
			bases.

	As Weyoun continues, the monitor shows several STOCK 
	OPTICALS of Jem'Hadar and Cardassian ships FIRING --
	intercut with STOCK shots of ASTEROIDS, PLANETS, 
	BASES, etc. being destroyed.

					WEYOUN'S VOICE
				(over above action) 
			From Atbar Prime to Regulak 
			Four... from Simperia to Quinor 
			Seven... our forces have 
			eliminated a total of eighteen 
			rebel bases.

					DAMAR
				(stunned)
			All eighteen...

	The image switches back to Weyoun.

					WEYOUN 
			With the rebellion crushed, 
			nothing can impede our march to 
			final victory.
				(beat) 
			Truly, this is a great day for 
			the Dominion.

	The Transmission ENDS. A stunned moment.

					DAMAR 
			I don't understand. How could 
			they have compromised our entire 
			organization? We took every 
			precaution... encrypted every 
			transmission... screened every 
			recruit...

					KIRA
				(snaps) 
			It doesn't matter how they did it! 
			It's done!
				(beat) 
			We need to find a way to get off 
			Cardassia.
				(re: com unit)

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     28A.

33   CONTINUED:	(2)

					KIRA (Cont'd)
			Garak, can we use this to contact
			the Federation?

					GARAK
			With a signal that strong the
			Dominion would trace our location
			within a matter of seconds.

					KIRA
			All right. Maybe we could get to
			a transport 

					DAMAR
			We'd never get past the security
			checkpoints.

					KIRA
			What about Mila? Maybe she knows
			someone who could help us 
			someone from the Obsidian
			Order... 

					GARAK
			I'm afraid Tain and I were her
			only contacts.

					KIRA
			You could at least ask.

					GARAK
			I know what the answer will be.

					KIRA
			Well, we have to do something!
			We're not going to sit out the
			rest of the war in this cellar!

	Garak and Damar exchange a look -- that's exactly 
	what they're thinking. A chill runs down Kira's 
	spine at the thought.

					KIRA 
			Are we?

	Garak and Damar can't meet her eyes. They each sit 
	down heavily on some crates. There's a moment as 
	the grim realization hits Kira full force... and 
	then she sits down too, and puts her head in her 
	hands...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT TWO                          

   DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO 29-32.     
                           ACT THREE                            

	FADE IN:

34   OMITTED (BECOMES SCENE 26A)

35   INT. QUARK'S QUARTERS

	Quark is sitting on his chaise, while Brunt gives 
	him a pedicure.


					QUARK
			Financial advisor? I don't know.

					BRUNT
			I do have a lot of connections on
			Ferenginar.

					QUARK
			I don't need your connections.
			As Nagus, people will be lining
			up to do business with me.
				(beat)
			You missed a spot.

					BRUNT 
				(hinting)
			I'm sure there must be something
			I can do to change your mind...

					QUARK
			Possibly.

					BRUNT
			Would... forty bricks of gold-
			pressed latinum do the trick?

					QUARK
			No. But seventy would.

					BRUNT
			Fifty.

					QUARK
			Sixty.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      33.

35   CONTINUED:

					BRUNT 
			Done.

	Quark smiles, but then Brunt whips out a PADD for 
	his thumbprint.

					BRUNT
			If you'll just sign this...

					QUARK 
			What is it?

					BRUNT 
			A receipt.

					QUARK 
			For a bribe?

					BRUNT 
			Surely you're aware of the new 
			regulation making all bribes tax 
			deductible.

	Quark gets up... his minding reeling.

					QUARK 
			Wait, wait, wait. Did you just 
			use... the "T" word?

					BRUNT 
			You mean tax?

					QUARK 
			Shh! Yeah, that one. Are you
			telling me there are... T's on 
			Ferenginar?

					BRUNT 
			You haven't been keeping up with 
			the latest reforms, have you? 
			Zek instituted a progressive 
			income tax three months ago.

					QUARK 
			You call that a reform! T's go 
			against the very spirit of free 
			enterprise -- why do you think 
			they call it free?

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      34.

35   CONTINUED:	(2)

					BRUNT 
			The government needed revenue to 
			fund the new social programs --
			wage subsidies for the poor, 
			retirement benefits for the aged, 
			health care for --

	Quark is nearly apoplectic.

					QUARK 
			AHHHH! Stop, stop! No more!
				(beat, then calmer) 
			I had no idea things had gotten 
			so bad.
				(sure of it) 
			This is all Moogie's doing. 
			She's been polluting Zek's mind 
			with notions of equality and 
			compassion. Whatever happened to 
			survival of the fittest? 
			Whatever happened to the rich 
			getting richer and the poor 
			getting poorer? Whatever 
			happened to pure, unadulterated
			greed?

					BRUNT
			Times change...

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      35.

35   CONTINUED:	(3)

					QUARK 
			And they're going to change back. 
			The first thing I'm going to do 
			is eliminate these so-called 
			reforms, before Ferenginar ends 
			up looking like a... 
			Federation planet.

					BRUNT 
			I'm not sure the Congress of 
			Economic Advisors will approve.

					QUARK 
			I don't know who they are, and I 
			don't care. As Nagus, I can do 
			whatever I want.

					BRUNT 
			Not... anymore. All regulations 
			proposed by the Nagus must be 
			ratified by the Congress before 
			they become law.

	Quark collapses back on his chaise, shocked and 
	speechless.

					BRUNT 
			You'll still be a powerful man --
			I wouldn't be sucking up to you 
			otherwise.

	But Quark isn't listening anymore.

					QUARK
				(calling out to 
				heaven) 
			Oh Blessed Exchequer... forgive 
			us... your children have turned 
			to... democracy.

	Brunt looks down at his feet.

					BRUNT 
			Did you know you have a hangnail?

									CUT TO:

36   EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME (MATTE SHOT)

	Re-establishing.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     35A.

36A  INT. CARDASSIAN CELLAR (FORMERLY SCENE 45)


	The group is now living down here full time. Three 
	sleeping pallets have been brought in and there are 
	a few dishes and bottles atop an overturned crate. 
	They've all lapsed into resigned boredom. Kira is 
	sitting in one corner, slowly peeling the LABEL off 
	of a BOTTLE. Garak is mindlessly stacking a series 
	of small objects one on top of the other (utensils, 
	glassware, etc.) Damar is laying on his "bed" 
	staring up at the ceiling.

	Mila comes down the stairs, takes in the scene.

					MILA 
			If only they could see you now.

					GARAK 
			Who?

					MILA 
			People in the street. Everyone's 
			talking about "Damar and his Rebels."

					KIRA 
				(sardonic) 
			What are they saying? How stupid 
			we were to walk into a Dominion 
			trap?

					DAMAR 
			How arrogant we were to think we 
			could beat them in the first 
			place?

					GARAK 
			How glad they are we're dead?

					MILA 
			Actually, they don't believe 
			you're dead.

	They all look up at her in surprise.

					MILA 
			You should hear the stories. 
			"Damar's alive, my cousin saw him 
			on Kelvas Prime." "He faked his 
			own death. He's plotting a new 
			offensive from his secret 
			mountain hideaway."

					GARAK 
			You didn't tell me you had a 
			secret mountain hideaway.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     35B.

36A  CONTINUED:

					DAMAR 
			I thought I'd surprise you.

	Beat.

					KIRA 
			I wonder why they refuse to 
			believe you're dead?

					DAMAR 
			They're probably so used to being 
			lied to, they don't trust 
			anything the Dominion says.

					KIRA 
			What if it's more than that...
				(off their looks) 
			What if we had more of an impact 
			than we realized?
				(to Damar) 
			What if we've turned you into a 
			legend?

					DAMAR 
			Some legend...

					KIRA 
			Don't you see? People want to 
			believe in you. We can use that. 
			The organized resistance may be 
			gone, but there's an entire 
			civilian population out there 
			that's fed up with living under
			the occupation. If Damar -- the 
			man they couldn't kill -- asked 
			the people of Cardassia to stand 
			up against the Dominion...

	Garak and Damar both sit up -- suddenly galvanized 
	by Kira's vision.

					GARAK 
			We might just have a revolution 
			on our hands.

					MILA 
			Or you might really get 
			yourselves killed.

					DAMAR
			Anything's better than rotting in 
			this cellar.
				(to Kira)
			How do we begin?

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     35C.

36A  CONTINUED:	(2)

	Kira's mind is racing --

					KIRA 
				(to Mila) 
			Where's the nearest Jem'Hadar 
			barracks?

	Off the mystery of the moment...

									CUT TO:

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      36.

37   INT. DOMINION BRIEFING ROOM


	Weyoun is introducing a Cardassian named BROCA to 
	the FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER and THOT PRAN.

					WEYOUN 
			Allow me to present Gul -- no, 
			I'm sorry -- Legate Broca, the 
			new head of the Cardassian Union.

	Broca has a military bearing, but he's an ambitious 
	man willing to play lackey if that's what it takes 
	to get ahead. He bows his head to the Founder.

					BROCA 
			I serve the Founders in all 
			things.

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER 
			Your service is noted.

					BROCA 
			Thot Pran, I look forward to 
			working with you and the Breen 
			Confederacy.

	Thot Pran issues STATIC.

					WEYOUN 
				(to Broca) 
			Your first task will be to give a 
			formal address to the Cardassian 
			people, assuring them that the 
			Dominion has their best interests 
			at --

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER 
			That can wait.

					WEYOUN 
				(smooth) 
			But it can wait.

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER 
			We have important matters to 
			discuss. The enemy has devised a 
			countermeasure to our energy-
			dampening weapon, therefore we 
			must alter our strategy. 
				(beat) 
			We're falling back.

	Thot Pran SQUAWKS in disbelief.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO     36A.


37   CONTINUED:

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER
				(sharp)
			No, I don't mean surrender.

					WEYOUN
				(scandalized)
			Perish the thought. The Dominion
			hasn't surrendered in battle
			since it was founded ten thousand
			years ago.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO      37.

37   CONTINUED:	(2)

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER 
			I'm ordering a strategic retreat 
			of our forces to Cardassian space.


	She moves to a wall map and traces a line with her 
	finger.

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER 
			We will establish a new defense 
			perimeter along this line. With 
			less territory to defend, we can 
			concentrate our forces and hold 
			off any attack -- if the enemy 
			attacks at all.

					WEYOUN
				(catching on) 
			The Federation is by its very 
			nature timid. When they see we've 
			pulled back, their first impulse 
			will be to leave us alone.

					BROCA 
			What about the Klingons and the 
			Romulans?

	Everyone turns and looks at him -- the most junior 
	man in the room should keep his mouth shut at this 
	point. He tries to backtrack.

					BROCA 
			I meant no disrespect... I was 
			simply asking --

					WEYOUN 
			Without the Federation, the 
			others are no threat to us.

					FEMALE SHAPE-SHIFTER 
			Once we've established the new 
			perimeter, we'll redouble our 
			shipbuilding efforts and increase 
			production of Jem'Hadar troops.
				(beat) 
			Retreat may extend the war by 
			several years, but in the end, we 
			will emerge stronger, and in a 
			far better position to take the 
			Alpha Quadrant once and for all.

   DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT TWO 38-39.     

37   CONTINUED:	(3)

	Weyoun smiles at her plan. Off her determined 
	countenance, we...

38   OMITTED

									FADE OUT.

                       END OF ACT THREE                         

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FOUR     40.
                           ACT FOUR                             

	FADE IN:

39   INT. QUARK'S

	After hours. Quark is pacing, fuming to Rom about 
	the changes on Ferenginar. Quark's so worked up he 
	doesn't even register Rom's offhanded refutations of 
	what he's saying.

					QUARK 
			-- did you know this Congress of 
			Economic Meddlers actually passed 
			legislation making monopolies 
			illegal? What's the point of 
			being in business if you can't 
			corner the market and gouge 
			your customers?

					ROM
				(off-handed) 
			There's something to be said for 
			keeping prices down by insuring 
			healthy competition.
				(pressing his own 
				agenda) 
			So what are you going to do with 
			the bar?

					QUARK
				(oblivious to Rom's
				question)
			You can't even dump industrial
			waste anymore because it might
			harm "the natural habitat." I'm
			supposed to start worrying about
			animals now? Look how they live --
			wallowing in the dirt, sleeping in
			trees -- that's not natural.

					ROM
				(offhanded) 
			I suppose you could argue that 
			Ferenginar's biodiversity is a 
			precious resource that belongs to 
			everyone.
				(beat) 
			So what are you going to do with 
			the bar?

					QUARK 
			And don't get me started on this 
			labor-rights thing.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FOUR     41.

39   CONTINUED:

					QUARK (Cont'd)
			What have we come to when you
			can't even demand sexual favors
			from people in your employ?

					ROM 
			Unharassed workers are 
			productive workers.
				(beat) 
			So what are you going to do with 
			the bar?

					QUARK 
			Sell it. What do I want with it, 
			anymore?

					ROM
				(expecting to
				negotiate)
			I'll give you five thousand bars
			of latinum and not a slip more.

					QUARK 
			That's reasonable.

					ROM
				(surprised) 
			It is?

					QUARK
				(shaking his head
				sadly)
			I'm telling you, Rom, our people
			have lost their way.

					ROM
				(before Quark 
				changes his mind) 
			I just happen to have a contract 
			right here.

	Rom produces a FERENGI PADD.


					QUARK 
			I read a report that over forty 
			percent of the population no 
			longer believes that you have to 
			buy your way into the Divine 
			Treasury when you die.

					ROM
				(proffering the 
				PADD) 
			Can I have your thumbprint here, 
			please?

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FOUR     42.

39   CONTINUED:	(2)

					QUARK
				(doing it without
				even looking)
			They don't teach children the
			Rules of Acquisition anymore.

					ROM
			And another print here.

					QUARK 
			There's a disease spreading 
			through Ferengi society. It's 
			making us soft.

					ROM 
			The five thousand has been 
			transferred to your account. It 
			was a pleasure doing business 
			with you.

					QUARK
				(eyeing the PADD) 
			Five thousand?

					ROM
				(beaming) 
			I thought you were going to hold 
			me up for at least eight.

					QUARK
				(realizing) 
			I didn't even haggle with you.

					ROM 
			I know. It really threw me off.

					QUARK
				(horrified) 
			What's wrong with me... ?

					ROM 
			Don't worry, Brother. You're 
			going to be so rich, what's a few 
			thousand bars of latinum?

					QUARK
				(stricken) 
			I've been infected, too. I 
			haven't raised prices in months 
			and I've even been considering 
			letting the dabo girls keep more 
			of their tips! I've gone soft!

  DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FOUR 43-45.     

39   CONTINUED:	(3)

					ROM 
			I kind of like you better this 
			way.

					QUARK 
			I don't.
				(beat) 
			And I'm going to do something 
			about it. This disease has got 
			to be stopped before it destroys 
			everything Ferenginar stands for.
				(determined) 
			If Zek wants me to be Nagus, he's 
			going to have to let me do things 
			my way. Or else I'll turn down 
			the job.

					ROM
				(stunned)
			Are you serious?

					QUARK 
			You bet I am.

					ROM 
			But being Nagus'll make you rich.

					QUARK 
			I don't care. I'm not going to 
			preside over the demise of 
			Ferengi civilization. Not me. 
			The line must be drawn here --
			this far and no further.

	And off Quark's heroic stand...

									CUT TO:

40
thru   OMITTED
41

  DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FOUR 46-50.     

42   EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME (OPTICAL)

	Re-establishing.

43   OMITTED

43A  EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME - STREET - NIGHT

	A backstreet somewhere in the heart of the capital. 
	Two JEM'HADAR stand guard outside the ENTRANCE to a 
	large building which is a BARRACKS for the 
	Jem'Hadar. The structure has several WINDOWS lining 
	the facade (though we can't necessarily see inside). 
	N.D. Jem'Hadar and VORTA move in and out of the 
	barracks, while N.D. CARDASSIAN PASSERSBY walk on 
	the opposite side of the street -- as if to avoid 
	the Jem'Hadar altogether.

43B  IN AN ALCOVE

	we find Damar and Kira lurking in the shadows and 
	watching the Barracks. Kira has the hood of her 
	cloak drawn over her face. They're worried.

					KIRA
			He's been in there too long.
			Something's wrong.

43C  AT THE ENTRANCE

	Garak comes out of the barracks carrying a PADD, and 
	is about to go on his way, but one JEM'HADAR stops 
	him.

					JEM'HADAR
			Let me see your work order.

					GARAK 
				(pleasant)
			I showed it to you on the way in.

	The Jem'Hadar snatches the PADD out of his hand and 
	looks it over.

					JEM'HADAR
			This has not been approved by the
			First.

					GARAK
			Ah. Yes. Let me explain...

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FOUR     51.

43D  THE ALCOVE

	Kira and Damar react as Garak is delayed at the 
	entrance.

					DAMAR 
			How much time?

					KIRA 
			The detonator only had a three 
			minute delay... the bomb could go 
			off any second.

	As they continue to watch Garak trying to talk his 
	way out of the situation...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT FOUR                         

  DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE 52-56.     
                           ACT FIVE                             

	FADE IN:

44
thru   OMITTED
45A

46   EXT. CARDASSIA PRIME - THE ALCOVE - NIGHT (OPTICAL) 

	As they watch the action at the entrance.

					DAMAR 
				(sotto) 
			Come on, Garak.

					KIRA 
			We've got to do something...

46AA AT THE ENTRANCE (OPTICAL)

	Garak is starting to sweat as it becomes clear he's 
	not getting anywhere with the Jem'Hadar.

					GARAK 
			I don't know why you're making 
			such a fuss over this. I have a 
			very busy repair schedule and I 
			can't stand here all night 
			arguing with--

					JEM'HADAR 
			You will wait here until the 
			First arrives.

					GARAK 
			And how long will that be?

					JEM'HADAR 
			You will wait.

	A beat of tension and then--

					DAMAR'S VOICE 
			You! Jem'Hadar!

	They turn to see Damar standing in the middle of the 
	street facing them. Passersby turn and gape at the 
	following scene.

					DAMAR 
			Who are you to treat a Cardassian 
			citizen like that?

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE    56A.

46AA CONTINUED:

	The Jem'Hadar reacts -- he recognizes him.

					JEM'HADAR 
				(to N.D.)
			It's him -- Damar.
				(re: Garak)
			Hold him here.

	The N.D. puts a hand on Garak as the first Jem'Hadar 
	raises his weapon and moves toward Damar, who's made 
	no move to run or defend himself.

					JEM'HADAR
			Surrender yourself or die.

					DAMAR
			I choose... neither.

Quick action:

	Before the Jem'Hadar can take another step a PHASER 
	BOLT hits him in the chest from O.S.

46AB REVEAL KIRA

	who's stepped out of the alcove, phaser in hand.

46AC GARAK

	takes advantage of the moment, pulls a KNIFE and 
	stabs the Guard detaining him. He runs like hell 
	away from the building.

46AD DAMAR

	Shouts out a warning to the Cardassian passersby.

					DAMAR
			GET BACK! GET BACK!

	He grabs a couple of passersby and shoves them 
	toward the far side of the street. The rest of the 
	crowd runs away from the building just before...

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     57.

46AE WIDER

	BLAM! Every window in the barracks is BLOWN OUT and 
	the entranceway door is pulverized as a massive 
	EXPLOSION rocks the building.

46A  NEAR THE ENTRANCE

	After a few seconds, people get up and gather around 
	the smoking and burning ruin in curiosity. SIRENS 
	wail in the distance. Damar pushes his way to the
	front of the crowd and faces them. A Cardassian boy 
	named LONAR (should look 15) grabs a friend in the 
	crowd as he recognizes Damar.

					LONAR
			It's Damar! He's alive!

	The word spreads quickly through the crowd --
	excitement building.

					DAMAR 
			Citizens of Cardassia -- listen 
			to me!

	They fall silent.

					DAMAR 
			The Dominion told you that the 
			Rebellion had been crushed. What 
			you have seen here today proves 
			that was a lie. The fight for 
			freedom continues... but it will 
			take place here, in the streets.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     58.

46A  CONTINUED:

					DAMAR (Cont' d)
			I call on Cardassians everywhere
			to rise up and join me. I need
			you to be my army. If we stand
			together, no one can oppose us.
			Freedom is ours for the taking!

					GARAK
				(from within the crowd) 
			Freedom!

					LONAR 
			Freedom!

	The crowd joins in.

					CROWD
			Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
			Freedom! (etc.)

46B  KIRA

	watching from a discreet distance. She's satisfied --
	it's working.

									CUT TO:

47
thru   OMITTED
48

49   EXT. SPACE - DEEP SPACE NINE (OPTICAL)

	Re-establishing.

50   INT. HABITAT RING CORRIDOR

	Bashir and Ezri both head for the same turbolift 
	from opposite directions. They both smile warmly at 
	the other.

					BASHIR 
			Good morning.

					EZRI 
			Morning.

	Bashir hits the control panel and they wait for the lift.

					EZRI 
			What are you smiling at?

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE    58A.

50   CONTINUED:

					BASHIR 
			I was just thinking... if we 
			hadn't had our little talk the 
			other day, we'd both be standing 
			here staring at our shoes.

					EZRI 
			Not a chance. I'd have turned 
			and walked the other way as soon 
			as I saw you.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     59.

50   CONTINUED:	(2)

					BASHIR
			I'm glad we put all that behind
			us.

	The doors OPEN and they start inside --

					EZRI 
			Me too.

	As the doors CLOSE behind them --

									CUT TO:

51   INT. OPS

	Worf and O'Brien are at work. The turbolift RISES 
	UP, revealing Bashir and Ezri locked in a passionate 
	embrace. Worf and O'Brien exchange a look as the 
	two lovers continue kissing, unaware that all of Ops 
	is looking at them.

					O'BRIEN
			I guess they worked it out...

	Worf hits a button and sends the turbolift BACK 
	DOWN.

									CUT TO:

52   INT. QUARK'S

	Quark is pacing as he awaits Zek's imminent arrival. 
	The bar is OPEN. Rom, Nog and Brunt are present. 
	Brunt is still toadying.

					BRUNT 
			It always brings a tear to my eye 
			to see a Nagus pass his staff to 
			a successor. It's a privilege to 
			witness this historic moment.

					QUARK 
			Just wait and see. It's going to 
			be more historic than you think.

	Leeta pops in from the Promenade --

					LEETA 
			They're here!

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     60.

52   CONTINUED:

	She moves to join Rom, who along with Brunt, hangs 
	back from the doorway, allowing Quark to greet the 
	group.

	Zek, MOOGIE and MAIHAR'DU ENTER from the Promenade 
	and stop in the doorway. Zek looks toward Rom, 
	though Quark's in the way.

					ZEK
			There you are, my boy!
				(holding up his CANE) 
			I have something for you.

					QUARK 
			Not so fast, Zek. We need to 
			talk.


					MOOGIE 
			I knew you were going to make 
			this difficult.

					ZEK 
			My mind is made up, Quark. 
			Whining and complaining won't 
			change anything.

					QUARK 
			I won't have any part of what 
			you're doing to our once proud 
			civilization. A man can only be 
			pushed so far. If you want me to 
			be Nagus, you're going to have to 
			let me do things my way.

	Zek and Moogie exchange a look.

					MOOGIE
			Who wants you to be Nagus?

	Quark stops short, not sure how to respond to that.

					ZEK
				(annoyed) 
			Out of the way, Quark.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     61.

52   CONTINUED:	(2)

	To the astonishment of all present, Zek steps up to 
	Rom and proffers the cane.

					ZEK 
			Congratulations, Rom. You're 
			going to make a fine Nagus.

	Rom is utterly nonplussed.

					ROM 
			I am... ?

					ZEK 
			What's the matter? You seemed so 
			happy when I talked to you the 
			other day.

					ROM 
			I did... ?

					QUARK 
			That was me!

					ZEK 
			You? Oh. I thought I was 
			talking to Rom. 
				(shrugs) 
			It must've been all the static. 
				(cheery) 
			Glad we cleared that up.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     62.

52   CONTINUED:	(3)

					QUARK 
			This is insane. You actually 
			want Rom to be Nagus?

					MOOGIE
				(smiles) 
			It was my idea.

					QUARK
				(scowling at her) 
			Figures.
				(to Zek) 
			He's an idiot.

					MOOGIE 
			You've always underestimated your 
			brother.

					ZEK 
			A new Ferenginar needs a new kind 
			of Nagus. A kinder, gentler Nagus.
				(to Rom) 
			And that's you, my boy.
				(holding up the
				cane)
			It's a great responsibility to
			stand at the bow of the Ferengi
			ship of state... a Nagus has to
			navigate the waters of the great
			material continuum, avoid the
			shoals of bankruptcy and seek
			the strong winds of prosperity.

	He holds out the cane to Rom, who hesitates for a 
	moment, swallows hard... and then takes hold of it.

					ROM 
			I'll do the best I can.

	Brunt bows and scrapes his way to Rom's side. He 
	kisses the cane.

					BRUNT 
			May I be the first to offer my 
			congratulations!

					LEETA
				(kissing him) 
			Oh, Rom!

					NOG 
			Way to go, Dad!

	Quark has been watching Rom's coronation with 
	mounting incredulity. Finally, he snaps --

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE    62A.

52   CONTINUED:	(4)

					QUARK 
			All right, fine!
				(off their looks) 
			You want Rom? You can have him! 
			In fact, you deserve him! He's 
			perfect for this new worker's 
			paradise of yours! He can save 
			the environment and levy all 
			the... taxes he wants!

					ZEK
				(aside, to Moogie) 
			He's not taking it very well.

	She shrugs.

					QUARK 
			As far as I'm concerned, the 
			Ferenginar I knew doesn't exist 
			anymore! No -- I take that back. 
			It does exist. Right here in 
			this bar.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     63.

52   CONTINUED:	(5)

					QUARK (Cont'd)
			This establishment will be the
			last outpost of what made
			Ferenginar great -- the
			unrelenting lust for profit.
				(barking orders)
			Broik -- water the drinks!
			M'Pella -- rig the dabo table!

	As his employees scurry off, Quark turns to the
	others.

					QUARK
			Rom -- I want to buy the bar
			back.

					ROM
			That's all right, Brother, I'll
			give it to you.

					QUARK
				(knowing)
			I suppose you're going to let me
			keep the five thousand bars of
			latinum too.

					ROM
				(shrugs)
			You're my brother.

					QUARK
			And you're an idiot, but I love
			you. Congratulations. You're
			the perfect Nagus for the new
			Ferenginar.

					ZEK
				(to Moogie)
			Are you sure we picked the right
			brother?

					MOOGIE
			Come along, dear -- Risa's
			waiting.

	Zek, Moogie and Maihar'du EXIT, leaving Rom, Leeta, 
	Nog and Brunt to gather near the bar.

					ROM
				(to Quark) 
			You know, I could use a financial 
			advisor.

					QUARK 
			No kidding. But it's not going 
			to be me. This Ferengi belongs 
			right here.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE    63A.

52   CONTINUED:	(6)

					BRUNT
			I know someone who's available...

					ROM 
			Forget it.

					QUARK 
			Don't be so hasty. Let him give 
			you a pedicure first. 
				(beat) 
			Now if you'll excuse me, I have 
			to get to work. There's money to 
			be made.

	The others move off, leaving Quark to survey his 
	domain -- the last bastion of Ferengi 
	civilization...

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     64.

53   EXT. SPACE - DEEP SPACE NINE (OPTICAL)

	Re-establishing.

54   INT. WARDROOM

	where Sisko is meeting with MARTOK (wearing his 
	chancellor's cloak), Ross and the Romulan Commander 
	last seen in "When it Rains" -- who we'll call 
	VELAL. They're all looking over a wall MAP.

					ROSS
			-- according to our intelligence 
			reports, the Dominion has 
			completely withdrawn from 
			Klingon, Federation and Romulan 
			space. They seem to be forming a 
			new defense perimeter within 
			Cardassian territory.

					VELAL 
			They must know we've developed a 
			countermeasure against the Breen 
			weapon.

					SISKO
			That would be my guess.

					MARTOK 
			There are advantages to falling 
			back... they shorten their own 
			supply lines while forcing us to 
			lengthen ours.

					ROSS 
			And with a smaller perimeter to 
			defend, they'll be less 
			vulnerable to hit and run 
			attacks. It would take a major 
			offensive to break through their 
			lines.

					VELAL 
			At a cost of thousands of ships. 
			The wiser course would be to 
			simply contain them within their 
			perimeter.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     65.

54   CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			That's what they're hoping we'll 
			do -- so they'll have time to 
			rebuild their forces.


					MARTOK 
			He's right. We have them on the 
			defensive -- we should attack 
			with everything we've got.

	Ross hesitates.

					ROSS 
			Trying to break through that line 
			will be a very ugly, very bloody
			job...

					SISKO
			If we do nothing, the Dominion 
			could sit behind that perimeter 
			for the next five years rearming 
			themselves. And when they're 
			ready to come out... God help us 
			all.

					MARTOK 
			The Klingon Empire votes to hit 
			them now -- before they have time 
			to recover.


	A beat as Ross takes a deep breath.

					ROSS 
			Considering the alternative... 
			I'm afraid I have to concur.

	All eyes turn to Velal, who takes a moment to look 
	over the map, then reluctantly nods agreement.

					VELAL 
			Very well.

					SISKO
			Then it's settled... we attack.

	And off Sisko's determined expression...

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     66.

54A  INT. SISKO'S QUARTERS

	KASIDY is in her bathrobe, sitting on the couch when 
	Sisko ENTERS.

					SISKO
			You're up late. Waiting for me?

	Sisko quickly picks up on the vibe in the room.

					SISKO
			What's wrong?

	Beat.

					KASIDY 
			I'm pregnant.

	Sisko's mind is going in a dozen different 
	directions.

					SISKO
			Are you sure?

					KASIDY 
			Of course I'm sure.

					SISKO
			I didn't mean... it's just... a 
			baby! You and me... wow. I 
			hadn't even... a baby?

	She smiles as she watches the initial joy and 
	confusion play across his face.

					KASIDY 
			Surprise.

					SISKO
			Surprise is right -- how did... ?

					KASIDY 
			I think somebody forgot to get 
			their injection last month...

					SISKO
				(realizing) 
			And Julian even reminded me. But 
			with everything that's been going 
			on...

					KASIDY 
			You don't have to apologize.

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     67.

54A  CONTINUED:

					SISKO
			I'm not. Are you kidding? This 
			is great!

					KASIDY 
			I'm glad you think so.

	The joy dissipates as he sits down next to her.

					SISKO
			But you don't?

					KASIDY 
			I just keep thinking about... the 
			Prophets. They warned you that 
			marrying me would bring you 
			sorrow.

					SISKO
			We've been through this, Kas.

					KASIDY 
			I know we have. We said we 
			weren't going to let the Prophets 
			run our lives. But that was 
			before... this.
				(beat) 
			What if they... were trying to 
			warn you... that something's 
			going to happen to our --

					SISKO
			Shhh.

	He pulls her close.

					SISKO
			Nothing's going to happen to our 
			baby.

					KASIDY 
			How can you be sure?

					SISKO
			Because I'm the Emissary of the 
			Prophets and I know that 
			everything's going to be okay.

	She tries to take comfort in his certainty, but it 
	only goes so far.

					KASIDY 
			I hope you're right...

      DEEP SPACE NINE: "The Dogs... " - REV. 04/09/99 - ACT FIVE     68.

54A  CONTINUED:	(2)


	She snuggles in closer to him. They hold each other 
	close for a beat and try to concentrate on the 
	wonder of it all.

					SISKO
					(smiles)
			We're having a baby...

					KASIDY
			A baby...

	But we can see by the look on Sisko's face that he's 
	much more worried than he's letting on...

									FADE OUT.

                        END OF ACT FIVE                         
                            THE END