Kai Winn visits DS9 and tells the Emissary that she will officiate his marriage to Yates, and not the Vedek that Sisko chose. After leaving Sisko's office, Winn has what she thinks is her first vision from the Prophets ever. They say that "the Sisko has faltered," that the Prophets have chosen her for "a great task," and that she will be aided by a guide who has "the wisdom of the land."
Dax and Worf continue arguing even after being separately interrogated by the Breen. Worf's jealousy of Julian Bashir is confirmed when Ezri drowsily declares her love for him.
Dukat arrives at DS9 and visits Kai Winn, posing as Anjohl Tennan, a Bajoran farmer whose life was spared during the occupation by Winn's intervention. Winn believes then that this is the man the Prophets sent to be her guide, someone who has "the wisdom of the land." Winn and Anjohl quickly become very close, to the disapproval of Solbor, one of Winn's aides.
Kasidy is angry when Benjamin tells her what the Prophets said of their engagement to be married. Despite a discussion with Kira Nerys and another vision from the Prophets reaffirming their warning, Benjamin marries Kasidy in a last-minute ceremony officiated by Admiral Ross.
Weyoun orders Damar to go on a trip aboard a Jem'Hadar ship with him but doesn't tell him where. Arriving at the rendezvous point, some Breen soldiers beam in along with Dax and Worf. Weyoun announces that the Breen have allied themselves with the Dominion.