According to Memory Alpha's original in Universe Timeline, the story sequence is:
Hope and Fear : Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night : Living Witness.


On the 60th birthday of her late mother, Kira Meru, Major Kira Nerys receives a message from Gul Dukat. He claims that Kira Meru has been his lover for many years. Kira Nerys opens the Orb of Time and finds herself back on Bajor, many years ago, where she claims that her name is "Luma Rahl". She and Kira Meru are selected to act as "comfort women" for the Cardassian occupation forces, and are taken to Terok Nor. Kira Meru, who only knows the poverty of the refugee camp, is overwhelmed and soon learns to appreciate the luxury as well as being Gul Dukat's mistress. Disgusted about her mother's conduct, Kira Nerys joins an underground movement and plants a bomb in Dukat's and Meru's quarters. But when she recognizes that her mother still cares a lot for her family and even saves their lives by staying with the Cardassians, she warns Meru and Dukat just before the explosion. Kira returns to the station with the painful knowledge that Dukat's story is true.

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Factual errors

  1. This is a recurring error in Star Trek. Anyone not being an enemy is considered an ally. The Romulans have a nonaggression pact with the Dominion, but are referred to as allies. A nonaggression pact is just that, it is not an alliance. It doesn’t automatically make them enemies either!

Nit Central

  1. Shirlyn Wong on Sunday, December 06, 1998 - 11:20 pm: Hmm, we have the Orb-of-Time where you can change the past ... why doesn't Sisko use that to set things right. At first I thought the orb's power was just to let one see the past ... kinda like a holoprogram/portal to the past. But apparently, it places the person into the past and could change it ... Sisko was hesitant to let Kira use the orb because he was afraid she'd alter the past with it. That means the Orb could do such. Must take a lot of self-restraint for the Emissary not to use it given that there had been a lot of casualties due to this war with the Dominion. Mike Konczewski on Monday, December 07, 1998 - 9:13 am: It has been established that the Orb of Time can take you back to the past. That's how the Defiant got back to the past in Trials and Tribble-ations Norman on Monday, December 07, 1998 - 11:26 am: Kira says that only the Prophets will allow you to go to the past with the Orb of Time. So why did the Prophets allow Darvin go to the past in Trials and Tribble-ations? A test for the Emissary to preserve history and the Federation? Is that also the test for Kira (since she could've knocked off Dukat then and there)? 16:51, October 27, 2017 (UTC) Anything's possible!
  2. Torque, Son of Keplar on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 8:23 pm: Dukat speaks to Kira and says don't bother; she couldn't trace his signal... Dukat uses a computer at some starfleet facility, there is a LCARS computer keypad in the background... SO_ it should be able to be tracked. Dan Gunther on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 8:47 pm: That "Starfleet facility" is likely the shuttlecraft that Dukat made off with in Waltz. It's possible that Dukat did indeed doctor the signal to make it untraceable.
  3. John A. Lang on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 6:54 pm: What is wrong with the computers on DS9? When Kira asks the computer who is trying to send a message to her, the computer says, "Cannot identify"
    What happened to "voice recognition" programs? KAM on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 11:53 pm: What is wrong with the computers on DS9? They're Cardassian. ;-) LUIGI NOVI on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 12:59 pm: John, the message was deliberately made in order to disguise the sender's identity.
  4. Torque, Son of Keplar on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 6:18 am:I wonder if all this happened in Kira's mind. I mean, was she standing in front of the orb the whole time or do people having orb experiences disappear and reappear when they're done? 'Nove Rockhoomer on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 11:32 am:Maybe they reappear a nanosecond after they disappear, which means an outside observer wouldn't notice.


  1. According to the episode list, the provisional stardate for this episode is 51639.

Deep Space Nine Season 6
A Time to Stand I Rocks and Shoals I Sons and Daughters I Behind the Lines I Favor the Bold I Sacrifice of Angels I You Are Cordially Invited I Resurrection I Statistical Probabilities I The Magnificent Ferengi I Waltz I Who Mourns for Morn? I Far Beyond the Stars I One Little Ship I Honor Among Thieves I Change of Heart I Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night I Inquisition I In the Pale Moonlight I His Way I The Reckoning I Valiant I Profit and Lace I Time's Orphan I The Sound of Her Voice I Tears of the Prophets
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