||Although slightly far fetched at times, this episode is a solid one with most everything you would expect of a season premiere. It features a high-stakes storyline and a higher production value with a large cast (most of whom are in makeup no less) that includes several cameo reoccurring characters, one being I believe the premiere of the soon-to-be-prominent Martok. The crew and cast of this one certainly pull off the high-stakes episode well at that. The suspense and tension at points in this episode are among some of Deep Space Nine's finest. The only thing holding this episode back to me is believing that Sisko and friends could actually pull off this mission for as long as they did as convincing Klingons or without being recognized (particularly in Worf's case). But, as the suspense and Klingon surroundings are so drawing of one's attention in this episode, I find this easy to forgive or at least forget. Just short of five stars.