Reviews of Deep Space Nine were written from 1994-1999 during the original run of the series, with seasons 1 and 2 reviewed retrospectively during a brief period in 1997 (hence the shorter format). Note: All reviews contain spoilers.
Season 3 (1994-1995)
9/26/1994. The Search, Part I — Hoping to negotiate peace with the Dominion before they launch an invasion of the Alpha Quadrant, Sisko takes a prototype Federation starship into the Gamma Quadrant to seek the Founders of the Dominion.
10/3/1994. The Search, Part II — While Odo searches for his roots on a rogue planet in the Gamma Quadrant, Sisko must discover why Starfleet plans to sign a bogus treaty with the Dominion.
10/10/1994. The House of Quark — The accidental death of a Klingon in Quark's bar leads the Klingon's family to chase Quark down and force him into a marriage with the widow.
10/17/1994. Equilibrium — An imbalance between Dax's symbiont and host causes a rift in her personality that places her life in danger.
10/24/1994. Second Skin — The Cardassians kidnap Kira and tell her she is really an undercover Cardassian operative whose appearance had been altered and memory erased.
10/31/1994. The Abandoned — When an orphaned Jem'Hadar finds its way onto the station, Odo attempts to alter its violent nature.
11/7/1994. Civil Defense — A buried anti-takeover program seizes control of DS9 and threatens the station with annihilation.
11/14/1994. Meridian — Dax falls in love with a man on a phase-shifting world which may be on the verge of extinction. Back on the station, Quark tries to fill a "special order" holosuite program.
11/21/1994. Defiant — During a seemingly routine visit to the station, Commander Riker steals the Defiant and invades Cardassian space with dangerous intentions.
11/28/1994. Fascination — A mysterious virus causes the DS9 characters to begin falling in love with each other on sight.
1/2/1995. Past Tense, Part I — Sisko, Bashir and Dax find themselves lost in the 21st century just days before a pivotal moment in Earth's history.
1/9/1995. Past Tense, Part II — The temporally displaced Starfleet officers must ensure history plays out correctly after having disrupted the time line with their presence.
1/30/1995. Life Support — En route to DS9 to complete peace negotiations with the Cardassians, a shuttle accident critically injures Vedek Bareil. Bashir performs an experimental procedure in hopes of saving Bareil's life.
2/6/1995. Heart of Stone — While tracking a Maquis terrorist on a rocky planet, Kira becomes trapped in a crystal that begins growing around and enclosing her body.
2/13/1995. Destiny — Sisko finds his role as Emissary tested when a Bajoran prophecy states a mission with disastrous consequences lies at hand.
2/20/1995. Prophet Motive — Quark must determine why Grand Nagus Zek has become a free-wheeling philanthropist.
2/27/1995. Visionary — A large dose of radiation causes O'Brien to be pulled several hours into the future, where he witnesses his own death and worse.
4/10/1995. Distant Voices — An alien attack leaves Bashir in a coma where he must utilize individual components of his personality to fight death.
4/17/1995. Through the Looking Glass — Sisko must ally himself with the rebels of a parallel universe to free humanity from slavery.
4/24/1995. Improbable Cause — An attempt on Garak's life leads Odo to investigate what may be one small piece of a very large, dangerous and startling puzzle.
5/1/1995. The Die Is Cast — As a combined fleet of Romulan and Cardassian ships travel into the Gamma Quadrant to carry out a first strike against the Dominion, Sisko organizes a dangerous mission to search for Odo.
5/8/1995. Explorers — Sisko and son Jake embark on an adventure to prove ancient Bajorans had the capability of interstellar space travel.
5/15/1995. Family Business — When Quark's mother has been discovered earning profit, he must confront her or risk losing his entire business.
5/22/1995. Shakaar — Kira becomes a fugitive when she rejoins Shakaar, the leader of her resistance cell from the Occupation, in defiance of Kai Winn's attempts to reclaim property belonging to the Provisional Government.
6/12/1995. Facets — Jadzia undergoes her Zhian'tara, the Trill Rite of Closure, in which the previous hosts of her symbiont borrow the bodies of her friends and offer insights into her own personality.
6/19/1995. The Adversary — On patrol of the Tzenkethe border, the Defiant is taken over by a Changeling spy who intends to start a war between the Tzenkethe and the Federation by launching an offensive on their territory.
Third Season Recap — A capsule review of each episode, their overall rankings in the season, and a brief discussion on the season as a whole.