Do Section 31 have anything to do with the hunt for Julian?
They do. They failed once due to a misunderstanding of his character, and have been since held back by his being technically bound to a foreign power in too noticeable a way to lose. But Bajor is being brought into the Federation - that, at least, is the plan - and they have nothing but time. They have plans for Doctor Bashir.
Two years into the five year mission, Spock realized he didn’t know what’s in those colorful cubes that everyone eats. Vaguely disturbed, he spent months in the lab attempting to determine what they were. At first he thought they were jello (which would have been bad, since he is a vegetarian). However, they aren’t. Nor are they fruit squares, nor dyed protein. According to his scans they are nothing real at all. Whatever they are does not exist in this universe. He attempted to publish a paper on the cubes and got a visit from Section 31. He elected not to publish the paper.
For years now, some of the best, wildest, most moving or revealing stories we’ve been telling ourselves have come not from books, movies or TV, but from video games. So we’re running an occasional series, Reading The Game, in which we take a look at some of these games from a literary perspective.
“I dedicated my life to the preservation and the protection of the Federation. This duty, which I carried out to the best of my ability, took precedence over everything else. My parents, my wife, my children. I lived in a world of secrets, of sabotage and deceit. I spent so much time erasing my movements, covering my tracks, that now that I look back at my life, I find nothing. It’s as if I never really existed. I cheated you all out of being in my life. And what’s more, I cheated myself as well. Now I know a simple apology won’t change that. Still, I feel the need to apologise anyway. No tears, please. My death isn’t a tragedy, it’s a celebration. In death, I can finally step out of the shadows and prove to myself that I existed. That I lived.” - Luther Sloan [Extreme Measures]
To put a stop to the Dominion war Section 31 kidnaps and brainwashes Miles O'Brien, using his kayaking and general holo-adventuring experience he is sent on a mission to assassinate The Founders in their vulnerable liquid state of The Great Link. Keiko O'Brien volunteers for the retrieval of agent Miles with the mentoring of Garak. Kira and Dax go on a girls night out and get matching tattoos and piercings.