The Uss Timmis has departed Starbase Versailles on route to the Gamma Quadrant.
The crew are busy at work setting up the new Strategic Operations Centre when an accident occurs which lands Commander Toby in sickbay.
Bad new effects the crew when the CO is suffers a heart attack as the ship nears DS9. With the CO transferred to DS9 Command is handed to Captain Pentac and Commander Birt finds himself taking up the position of XO.
While at DS9 the new fighter squadron comes aboard and final preparations begin for the trip through the wormhole.