"Business as Usual" was the 116th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 18th episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 5 April 1997. The episode was written by Bradley Thompson and David Weddle and directed by Siddig El Fadil.


Quark enters the arms industry when approached by his cousin, Gaila, but soon has a crisis of conscience over the impact it has.



Julian BashirJadzia DaxFarrakkGailaHagathJonesKira NerysMornNassucKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRegent of PalamarBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoTaluraWorf, son of MoghDeep Space 9 personnel (Deep Space 9 residents)
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AnnelKeiko O'BrienMolly O'BrienAlexander RozhenkoVilix'pran


Deep Space 9habitat ringOperations centerPromenadeQuark'sStation commander's office
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BajorBajoran sectorMinnobiaPalamarParsion IIIRisa

Races and culturesEdit

BajoranBolianChangelingDopterianFerengiHumanKlingonLarell's speciesPalamarianTrillYridian
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Starships and vehiclesEdit

Danube-class runabout (in opening credits) • Janitza-class (in opening credits)
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USS Defiant (Defiant-class escort, also in opening credits) • USS Leeds (Nebula-class explorer, in opening credits) • skimmer

States and organisationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran Provisional GovernmentBajoran ResistanceFerengi Commerce AuthorityMetron ConsortiumPalamarian Freedom BrigadeSepian Commodities Exchange

Other referencesEdit

2373Andarian glass beadantimoniumarmisticebiogenic weaponblightcargo baychampagneClavisoa berryCRM 114dabodartsdeflector arraydescramblerfeldomiteFerengi Rules of AcquisitiongarlicgeneralgigajoulehologramholosuitelatinumMatopin rock fungusmoonmoon grassneural modulatorOccupation of Bajoroo-moxoptical data network relayoptronic emitterPalamarian sea urchinphaserpoisonpowdered newt supplementprionProxcinian Warpurification squadquadrotriticaleretrovirusSisko's baseballsnail juiceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2373-2386)tartocteddy beartongotritaniumVaraxian LM-7warp core breachweaponWentlian condor snake


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Video releasesEdit


Notable cast and crewEdit


Captain Benjamin Sisko.




published order
Previous episode:
A Simple Investigation
DS9 episode produced Next episode:
Ties of Blood and Water
Previous episode:
A Simple Investigation
DS9 episode aired Next episode:
Ties of Blood and Water
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
A Simple Investigation
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Before and After

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