Who will be the new kai? Who helped the Cardassians kill 40 freedom fighters in the Kendra Valley years ago? Why is Bareil having funky-ass orb experiences? And is Winn the most evil person ever or what? A couple days late (sorry, deadlines...) the DS9 Rewatch searches for "The Collaborator."
This is one of those episodes that’s more interesting for what it establishes in the mythos than what it actually accomplishes as an episode. We find out that Opaka condemned her own son to death, the enormity of which was sufficiently great that both Bek and Bareil moved heaven and earth and sacrificed a great deal (Bek more than Bareil, but still) to keep it quiet and preserve Opaka’s position. As has been stated often, Opaka’s helped hold Bajor together during the occupation, and even the whiff of collaboration would tarnish her forever (as witnessed by the opprobrium leveled at Kubus in the episode). We also get a new kai, and it’s the worst possible choice.