||Now this was one heck of a powerful action episode, but with a bit of depth to it as well. We had some genuine war planning and a bit of diplomacy, along with a clever solution to the convoy problem. Then we had the people on board getting ready, each in his or her own way, to face the looming crisis. By the way, I did find myself wondering where all the runabouts had gone, until I realized that the Federation civilians must have used them to evacuate at some point. Finally we had a big set-piece battle, where both sides had achievable aims and a good plan. Running through this, there was Dukat who was obviously enjoying every minute (until it went wrong) and Weyoun, slimy as ever. The twist at the end, a pre-emptive strike going on somewhere else, was nicely done. Finally, I loved the very last moment. All those ships, wow!