A UK TV channel has been re-running this here and have just shown an episode, The Visitor, where Sisko meets a much-older Jake.

Not the most gripping episode, but the future includes an older and noticeably-wrinkly Jadzia.

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But didn't she get killed in a later episode on the main timeline?

  • Yes. But as the actress hadn't left at that point it's understandable.
    – user46509
    Jan 26, 2016 at 20:11
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    Which episode are you talking about. For example, most episodes that show us a glimpse of the future end up being an alternate future that ends up never happening. memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/The_Visitor_(episode)
    – RedCaio
    Jan 26, 2016 at 20:14
  • @RedCaio: I didn't catch the series/episode number or title, but I think Ancalagon has the answer.
    – MartynA
    Jan 26, 2016 at 20:18
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    Always in motion, the future is.
    – Ellesedil
    Jan 26, 2016 at 20:54
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    “Not the most gripping episode” — you take that back. Jan 27, 2016 at 0:07

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The main theme of that episode (DS9: The Visitor) is that Jake's father was trapped in time. By freeing him, Jake caused that particular timeline to cease to exist.

JAKE SR: You see, Melanie, after the last attempt to rescue my father failed, I spent months trying to figure out what went wrong. Eventually, I came to understand the nature of what was happening to him. It was as if he was frozen in time at the moment of the accident, and the link between us was like an elastic cord. Every so often the cord would go taut enough to yank him forward into my time. But only for a few minutes. I realised that if my motion through time came to a stop, the cord would go slack and he'd be lost in subspace forever. But if I could cut the cord when the link was at its strongest, while we were together, he'd return to the moment of the accident.

Given that Jadzia died as a direct consequence of Ben's ongoing feud with Dukat, it would appear that his disappearance resulted in her not dying in season 6

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    Worf must be pretty peeved at Jake for bringing Ben back. Jan 26, 2016 at 20:32
  • @Mr.Bultitude, unless Sisko specifically asked Jake about this, AND chose to divulge the information to his senior staff, how would word get back to him? Jan 26, 2016 at 23:36
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    @Omnidisciplinarianist It wouldn't. It was a joke. Jan 27, 2016 at 3:48

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