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Battle Lines

In case you skip it...

Remember Kai Opaka, the Bajoran spiritual leader?

Kai Opaka

In this episode she decides her destiny is to stay forever on some random penal moon in the Gamma Quadrant mediating an endless war between two groups of prisoners.

It’s an unsatisfying and abrupt end to her character’s arc, but it’s important to be aware that this happened - it leaves a significant power vacuum on Bajor, the consequences of which will be felt for some time.