||Once again, I've only seen this episode in isolation, and it took me a while to catch up with the story. Still, I have to say it caught my imagination right from the outset, with Dax's classical decoy/trap trick. Then we plunge into an exploration of the dark days of the war, as I'm sure people will call it one day. I liked Sisko's idea and he stated his plan well, but I'm astonished that they gave a mere captain command of the fleet. As a vice-admiral, Ross really ought to have taken command himself (perhaps to receive a convenient wound, so that Sisko can stand in for him). By the way, has Sisko ever thought of joining the Bajoran Tourist Board? Back on DS9, everything that could go wrong seems to be doing so. Still, you get a sense that things will get worse before they get better. It all looks like a perfect set-up to me, and that is what we got.