The Maquis story finally comes to an end, and I can't help but feel like it never managed to take off in the first place. The show failed to portray them as much more than terrorists, and even while I could sympathise with their situation I never liked their methods. It also never helped that none of the shows gave us a charismatic character to speak for them. Overall, I'm quite glad to see the end of the Maquis (Voyager has more or less forgotten they were terrorists by this point).
The episode has some spectacular verbal sparring between Sisko and Eddington, and the Captain feels a lot more like himself than he did in the previous Eddington episode ('For the Uniform'). This time there is fortunately none of the awkward Les Miserables analogy. Just dynamic conversations that allow the sparks to fly without going into emotional outbursts.
But that's just about all the episode has going for it. Once it settles into the second half it becomes less interesting, and we get a cave fight that allows Eddington to go out on his own terms. It never really feels powerful. The shootouts with the Jem'Hadar manage to put some nice humour in, but it's not enough to save it. The b-story with Nog and the Klingons actually becomes the better part, even though it never delves to deeply.
VERY awkward insert of the space station from The Wrath of Khan.