Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7, Episode 5

Chrysalis (28 Oct. 1998)

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Dr. Bashir attempts to bring one of his genetically engineered friends out of the catatonic state she is in, and when he is successful, he begins to fall for her.



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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Lt. Commander Worf (credit only)
Jake Sisko (credit only)
Sarina Douglas (as Faith C. Salie)
Lauren (as Hilary Shepard Turner)
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Dr. Bashir attempts to bring one of his genetically engineered friends out of the catatonic state she is in, and when he is successful, he begins to fall for her.

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Director Jonathan West found shooting the musical scene a very difficult thing to do. One person had to lead into somebody else and flow with the music at the same time. Also, the quartet all reacted differently to singing. Hilary Shepard (Lauren) had been in an all-girl punk band back in the 80s and had no problem with it. Michael Keenan (Patrick) enjoyed it: though not being a professional, he surely could sing. Tim Ransom (Jack) was completely tone deaf and had to be dubbed (and mostly acted as "director"). And Faith Salie (Sarina) discovered she had a wonderful singing voice. She enjoyed the experience more than anyone. They were all very pleased with the whole sequence. See more »


Sarina: I'm sorry. I wish I could be the woman you want me to be.
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Why did they do a sequel to "Statistical Probabilities" in the first place?!
27 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

One of the poorer episodes of season 6 of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" was "Statistical Probabilities"--a show featuring a group of genetically modified folks who were misfits and were forced to live in an institution because of their mental problems. Dr. Bashir became friends with these folk and the episode had MANY embarrassing moments because it was so poorly written. So imagine my surprise that they would do a follow-up--a follow-up that I assume many folks would NOT have looked forward to seeing.

In this new episode, Dr. Bashir is surprised when his misfit friends show up on the base unexpectedly and in Starfleet uniforms. No, they are NOT members of the fleet--they are just once again social misfits who think this is cute. It isn't. Anyway, once they're on the base, somehow Bashir gets the idea to do some medical procedure to Sarina to try to bring her out of her mute and somewhat catatonic state. It is a success and almost instantly Bashir is smitten by her and is making plans for their lives together.

This episode is embarrassing--as are most of Bashir's attempts to court women. The problems are that he has no real ability to engage in a normal manner with women--almost as if he has Asperger's Syndrome. He also has ZERO sense of ethics, as no responsible doctor would almost instantly begin hitting on their patient! Sarina's reaction to the ultra-creepy Doctor isn't at all surprising. And, it makes for a rather uncomfortable episode overall.

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