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     Episode Guides Home : Startrek Deep Space Nine : Season 5 Episode 12

The Begotten

Episode:  
   12
Season:  
   5
Air Date:  
   27-January-1997
Director:  
   Jesus Salvador Trevino
Written By:  
   Rene Echevarria
 
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  Synopsis
 
StarDate: Unknown

Odo is reunited with one of his own.



The station is buzzing with the news that Kira has finally gone
into labor. But Odo is surprisingly uninterested, having his own
"baby" to deal with. The former changeling has purchased an ailing
infant changeling from Quark, and, after Dr. Bashir heals the
creature, begins the task of trying to teach his "child" to
shapeshift. He is clearly displeased when Dr. Mora, the Bajoran
scientist who "raised" Odo, arrives on the station to help.

Dr. Mora and Odo immediately clash over how to best raise the
changeling. Odo, still angry at the invasive methods Dr. Mora
employed with him, hopes to reach the infant through encouragement.
Mora, however, insists on probing and measuring the little
creature, to Odo's horror and disgust. Unfortunately, Odo makes
little progress using his own methods, and Mora is quick to point
this out. Odo refuses to even consider the doctor's expertise until Sisko informs him that Starfleet Command wants Odo to
establish communication with the Changeling as soon as possible — or lose the infant to Starfleet. Unwilling to give his "baby" up,
Odo has no choice but to listen to his old nemesis.

Using Dr. Mora's equipment, Odo employs electric shocks — the same
methods Mora used to teach him to shapeshift, to prod the
changeling into holding several basic forms. As he experiences his
first success, Odo tries to resist bonding with Mora, who, when he taught
Odo, experienced the same sense of pride Odo now feels. However, they are both amazed when the creature forms a face
with eyes, and uses them to peer at Odo.

The moment brings Odo and Mora together — especially when Mora
admits to Odo that his caring seems to have helped him form a connection with the baby. Mora's support helps Odo to finally
forgive him and actually thank him for helping him to become more
than a simple lump of organic material. He invites Dr. Mora to
celebrate their success with a glass of champagne, and Mora happily
accepts. Odo winds up at Quark's, where he offers his heartfelt
thanks to the Ferengi for changing his life. Unfortunately, the
happy mood is shattered when Odo receives word that the little
creature is dying.

Desperate, Odo begs Dr. Bashir to save his "child," but there is
nothing that can be done. Odo then takes the goo into his hands
and begs the little creature not to die. It does anyway, but as a final "gift" to its mentor, the infant changeling merges into Odo and restores his shapeshifting abilities.

 
  Cast
 
Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois as Odo
Michael Dorn as Worf
Terry Farrell as Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton as Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman as Quark
Alexander Siddig as Dr. Julian Bashir
Nana Visitor as Kira Nerys

 
  Guest Cast
 
Rosalind Chao as Keiko
Duncan Regehr as Shakaar
Peggy Roeder as Y'Pora
James Sloyan as Dr. Mora Pol

 
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