||A "bajoran light ship" drifts out of the wormhole containing a 200 year displaced Bajoran claiming to fulfil the prophecy of the Emissary. At first, Sisko is very pleased to step aside but the new spiritual leader wants a return to the old caste system of Bajor, something which will automatically exclude them from Federation membership. When a Bajoran is murdered for defying his caste, Sisko challenges for his old place. The retcon of the prophets was long overdue, as such central figures they were bit-part players with no motive nor purpose, written into a corner during the pilot. Accession retcons them into a more active role and sets the stage for great episodes involving them later in the series.