Chief Miles O'Brien is the center of attention in this episode. While on Bajor, O'Brien is appointed the Sirah, or spiritual leader, of a tiny village. With considerable reluctance, O'Brien not only assumes his duties, but endeavors to save his disciples from destruction. On another front, Jake and Nog vie for the attentions of a Bajoran girl who is intent upon renegotiating a delicate peace treaty. First broadcast May 1, 1993, "The Storyteller" was written by Kurt Michael Bensmiller and Ira Steven Behr.