116. Rapture

Perry and David return to The Emissary Story arc in Rapture. Plus, Kai Winn returns, Jake makes a plea, and Kassidy is freed from prison.

The Fire Caves Podcast - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
116. Rapture

What to expect from episode 116: Rapture?


The Rapture has arrived.

A changing point for the tone of the series.

A return to the path of The Sisko.

Quark has poor maintenance records.

Not so much fun in the holodeck.

Sisko is shocked with a discovery.

The mysteries of The Emmissary.

Dax is unimpressed with B’Hala.

Sisko the archeologist.

Kasidy Yates returns.

Jake Sisko makes an appearance.

The keyword.

Best parts of being The Emissary.

The Federation gets a new member…or do they?

Joining the Federation and the plague of locusts.

Finding B’Hala.

What we can learn from Sisko and romance.

Kai Winn lectures Kira and Perry agrees with her.

What Perry and David have been up to.

David finishes war and peace.

The next chapters.

Books to read.

The Expanse will return.

Unique things about Rapture.

There is no B plot.

The machinations of The Prophets.

Sisko becomes a prophet.

The Admiralty is unimpressed.

Sisko has a meltdown.

Jake must make a choice.

What we know about Ben Sisko the man, the leader, the father.

Can the Sisko family recover?

Kasidy is very supportive.

The Change in tone of DS9.

Why this episode is important.

Perry and David discuss favorite moments.

How this episode evokes past trek.

The less developed parts of the story.

Standout performances, and why it’s always Avery Brooks.

The Kira and Sisko relationship dynamic.

Coming up next on The Fire Caves.

New Books, new shows.

The Next AFTER DARK special.

All things New Trek.

Where to Watch, where to listen.

How to enter the contest, and how winners are chosen.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The March to 2024.

The End

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
116. Rapture