Story: The Begotten
Written By: René Echevarria
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Quark finds a sick or dead baby changeling, and he sells it to Odo, who takes quite an interest. He begins to do simple experiments to teach it to shapeshift, but Dr. Mora (the scientist who discovered Odo) returns to the station in order to help Odo with his experiments. It brings up the old issues between the two, but experimenting and trying to help the baby changeling manages to help them solve some of these old issues. It is great to see Odo happy about something. In the end the child begins to die, but in its final moments of life it connects into Odo…and somehow gives him his shapeshifting abilities back.
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