Stardate 46578.4: The Enterprise visits Deep Space 9 to deliver supplies and personnel to assist the rebuilding of Bajor. On the station’s Promenade, Worf encounters an alien profiteer who claims to know the whereabouts of Worf’s father, allegedly still alive. While Worf, troubled, ponders the legitimacy of this news, Data and Geordi assist Dr. Bashir, visiting from the station, in conducting an analysis of a piece of equipment discovered in the gamma quadrant. An accidental power overload shuts Data down momentarily, yet he has a vision of a short walk through the corridors of the Enterprise and a brief encounter with his creator, Dr. Soong. Unsure of how to interpret or proceed from this experience, Data seeks the advice of many others, including Worf. Still contemplating a possible journey to find his father, Worf advises Data to pursue the search for his own “father” at whatever the cost, while Worf himself finally resolves to embark on a dangerous quest to a Romulan prison camp. When he arrives, Worf finds not only a familiar Klingon face, but many others, all of whom are secretive about their internment until Worf is captured by Romulans.
written by Brannon Braga
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Siddig El Fadil (Dr. Bashir), James Cromwell (Shrek), Brent Spiner (Dr. Noonian Soong), Cristine Rose (Gi’ral), Jennifer Gatti (Ba’el), Richard Herd (L’Kor), and Spot
LogBook entry by Earl Green