22. The Circle

Major Kira seeks a new path while Li Nalas’ brings him to The Circle. Can the two sort out where they belong before it’s too late?

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
22. The Circle


What to expect from episode 22: The Circle?


The Circle, It is Broken.

Jaro vs Sisko….place your bets!

What happened to “There are no Low Security areas?”

Xenophobia run amuck in space!

Poor Jake, still stuck in ugly clothes.

There’s a warm wind blowing in from Minicoy, whatever that means.

Kira meets with her friends, and the best scene ever is gifted to us!

Quark proves that no matter what, he is sleazy.

Odo is the best investigator we could possibly hope for.

Perry and David discuss why O’Brien and Bashir make the best comic relief.

Vedek Bareil, the Milquetoast of the Bajoran Sector.

Vedek Winn, her insinuations are gross and mildly disturbing. She is perfect.

Sisko sees the forest for the trees and he wants to help out.

Minister Jaro…does he have a thing for Vedek Winn?

The Circle is revealed, and Kira is tortured.

Will bribery work on Kira?

Perry and David discuss the best performance of this episode.

How badass is Li Nalas?

Who are the Kressari and why are they helping the Cardassians?

A rat, Odo? Really?

Do we finally catch a glimpse of the infamous Gul Maraine?

The Kressari look like overgrown bugs. We will die on this hill.

Who could we do without in this episode?

Perry and David discuss favorite moments, and best lines.

Quark is a Deputy under Duress.

Bashir to the rescue! We love the way he really goes for it.

No frills, just the facts on the rescue. Sisko Shoots EVERYONE.

To be continued….again? Is this the best three part episode EVER?

Deep Space Nine really gave us the best serialized season opener. And we love them for it.

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
22. The Circle