||This is one of DS9's most exciting episodes, and a great end to a terrific sixth season. The Federation Alliance is finally ready to take the fight to the Dominion and it's up to Sisko to plan the invasion. Excellent battle scenes, excellent character moments, all in all I can't find one part of this episode I don't like. Of course the thing people remember most about this episode is the death of Jadzia Dax. I thought it was handled well, and I was sorry to see the character and the actress leave the show. One thing does have me confused though, and that is how Sisko is able to take a leave of absence during a war? He was one of the top commanders during the war and Starfleet just lets him go for God knows how long? It's a little annoying but not enough to detract any points.