The Independence becomes entangled in a cat-and-mouse game that leads them to ancient archaeological artifacts indigenous to the Briar Patch. Meanwhile, Commodore Knapp and Traya spend some quality time together on a shuttlecraft. Meanwhile, back on Deep Space 12, Lieutenant Commander Lefler is haunted by her capture by Sha’kev the previous year. The nightmare worsens when Sha’kev sends her a cryptic message of his imminent return.
This episode was re-released in a remastered edition on June 26, 2015. The remastering process was managed by Season 26B Productions, using an original cast DVD copy of the episode. The original (downloadable) version of this episode is available on Vimeo.