Since I never saw the entire DS9 series when it first came out, I'm watching it now via streaming Netflix.
I just saw this episode today. When I saw how cocky the crew was, I figured it wasn't going to end well. As soon as I saw the "Captain" popping pills, the ending was obvious to me.
I thought at least a few of the escape pods would survive, but having only one survive which just happened to have Jake and Nog on it...well, that was a little too convenient.
They should have shaken things up a bit and have them killed off too.