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When Sisko and Dax are injured on a visit to the Gamma Quadrant, Keiko, Jake and Nog must work together to get the Orinoco home.


Sisko and Dax have taken Keiko's schoolchildren, including Jake and Nog, on a field trip to a planet in the Gamma Quadrant aboard the runabout Orinoco. Sisko worries that his presence may be inhibiting for Jake, but Jake has fun playing with Nog.

When the trip is over, the Orinoco lifts off from the planet's surface, but the magnetopause interferes with the engines of the runabout, and Sisko and Dax are rendered unconscious when the control panel in the cockpit overloads.

Keiko realizes that they don't have enough power to return to the planet and land and should head for the wormhole, wherever it is. On Deep Space 9, Chief O'Brien begins to worry, but with the Rio Grande away from the station and the Ganges under repair they expedite repairs to the Ganges.

On the Orinoco, the life support systems have started to fail. The guidance and telemetry systems have already failed, making impossible to locate the wormhole that way. Nog unexpectedly gives them an idea: they can use Dax's tricorder to scan for the neutrinos that the wormhole emits. Jake pilots the runabout and they successfully enter the wormhole.

Safely back home, Sisko and Dax are treated for their injuries. Sisko jokes that Jake, Nog and Keiko should run the station while he recovers.



Julian BashirCadaraJadzia DaxKira NerysNogKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienBenjamin SiskoJake Sisko


Bajoran wormholeDeep Space 9Gamma Quadrantoperations center

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USS Orinoco (Danube-class runabout)
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USS GangesUSS Rio Grande

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