After searching out and finding Odo, another changeling asks him to leave DS9 with him, even though the rest of the crew aren't convinced the new changeling is not part of the Founders.
Did You Know?
The title of the episode is a reference from Greek mythology. The Chimera was the daughter of Typhon and Echidna, and sister to Cerberus and the Hydra. Legend says that she had three heads; the head of a lion, the head of a dragon, and the head of a goat (which could breathe fire). Obviously, the relevance for the episode is to be found in Laas's ability to be anything; similarly, Chimera was no one thing. Interestingly, Chimera was ultimately slain by Bellerophon, riding on the winged horse Pegasus. The very next episode that went into production after "Chimera", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", features the USS Bellerophon. See more
The changeling Laas most likely died of the degenerative disease that was killing the founders. Odo linked with him as he did with the female founder and transmitted the disease. He found out later from Dr.Bashir that it was deliberately done to him by section 31. See more
Look at me, Nerys. What do you see?
I see you.
No! No, this is... just a form I borrowed. I could just as easily be someone or some*thing* else.
I know that. But... this... is what you have always chosen to be: a man - a good and honest man. A man I fell in love with. Are you trying to tell me that he never really existed?
I don't know. - I care for you, more than anyone I've ever known. These last few months have been the happiest of my life. But even so, part of me wishes that Laas and I were...
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more