71. Improbable Cause

Perry’s favorite character is back in action and David gets another look at the Obsidian Order in this exciting episode. Plus, Romulans!

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
71. Improbable Cause

What to expect from episode 71: Improbable Cause?


Perry and David are back and LIVE!

Improbable Cause is the beginning of something great.

Why Perry loves this episode.

What David remembers from previous seasons.

Perry tells a story.

What to expect from Improbable Cause.

Garak is nearly killed.

Odo is on the case.

Not much Sisko, but directed by Avery Brooks!

The unusual Flaxian and his tray of poisons.

Garak isn’t the only Cardassian to suffer an ill fate.

Odo Noir, some of the more fun sleuthing of our favorite security chief.

Another explosion, and the Romulan implication.

Garak doesn’t know, and now the real trouble begins.

Sisko has had it with Garak’s dissembling.

Unique explosives and the path down which they lead.

Odo’s clandestine contact.

Perry discusses the serialization of Deep Space Nine.

Why bottle episodes were great for TNG but not for DS9.

Odo and Garak set out to find Enabran Tain.

Tain finds them instead.

Odo and the spy masters.

The Romulan Tal Shiar and the Cardassian Obsidian Order.

The Improbable Two Parter!

Perry and David discuss greater Trek.

What this episode does for Star Trek Deep Space Nine.

Upcoming predictions for part two!

Where to listen to The Fire Caves.

Perry updates us on New Trek.

The best part of Improbable Cause.

The Fire Caves is now on YouTube.

New shows for Perry and David and catching up on The Expanse.

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
71. Improbable Cause