Molly O’Brien – Feral Child

Story: Time's Orphan
Written By: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Year: 1998

Another in the line of “O’Brien Must Suffer”. This time his daughter falls into some kind of time portal, only to be discovered after she’d been lost for 15 years or something. So she is some kind of feral child, as if she had been raised by wolves. It is weird.
I don’t know if I like the suffer stories, they usually just try and raise the stakes for how bad his life can be …for an episode with a reset button at the end. They feel like they belong in Voyager must of the time. This has moments but it is just a tough story to chew.

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