As a safeguard, Toddman ordered Michael Eddington to sabotage the Defiant's cloaking device, with the goal of making it impossible for the Defiant to follow the fleet into Dominion space. However, Defiantchief engineerMiles O'Brien managed to repair the cloak much quicker than expected, and the Defiant was ultimately successful in rescuing both people.
Following the incident, Toddman warned Sisko that if he pulled such a stunt again, he would either court martial him, or promote him. (DS9: "The Die is Cast")
In a line cut from "The Die is Cast", Vice Admiral Toddman noted to Julian Bashir that he was "in trouble", because the Admiral had bet two cases of Saurian brandy that he was going to win the Carrington Award that year. Toddman told Bashir, "You lost, which means I lost. And I don't like to lose." This comment was originally made in reference to the events in "Prophet Motive".