"Tears of the Prophets" is the 26th and last episode of the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 150th episode overall. It was first broadcast on June 17, 1998.
In this episode, Starfleet Command plans to go on the offensive and it is decided that Captain Sisko will be responsible for planning the first steps in the assault on the Dominion forces in the Alpha Quadrant, after the 'Christopher Pike Medal of Valor' has been bestowed upon him. Sisko is warned by the Prophets not to go, but does – allowing Gul Dukat, inhabited by a Pah Wraith, to release the Pah-Wraith into the station's orb, causing it to turn black, upon which the wormhole collapses. Unfortunately, Jadzia Dax is in the Bajoran Shrine at that time and the wraith possessing Dukat kills her. The initial assault on the Dominion takes place in the Chin'toka system and is successful. However, the Bajoran people become demoralized, feeling their gods abandoned them. Feeling that he has failed both the Prophets and Starfleet, Captain Sisko returns to his father's restaurant on Earth.
Arc significance 
- Dukat allows himself to be possessed by a Pah-wraith, who kills Jadzia Dax and collapses the wormhole.
- The Federation Alliance attacks the Chin'toka system.
- Sisko takes a leave of absence and returns to Earth.
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