Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3, Episode 6

The Abandoned (31 Oct. 1994)

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Odo tries to change the nature of a Jem'Hadar boy that Quark finds, while Sisko tries to break his son's relationship with a 20 year old Dabo girl.



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Episode cast overview:
Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Jem'Hadar Teenager
Leslie Bevis ...
Alien High Roller
Hassan Nicholas ...
Jem'Hadar Boy


For three bars of latinum Quark buys the right to salvage a stranded ship in the Gamma Quadrant. Apart from a crying baby, he doesn't find anything of value. Bashir notices the boy has a very fast metabolic rate, he's growing extremely fast. Before the crew knows it, he is a teenager that starts fighting on the promenade. Only Odo is able to calm him down and Jadzia realizes he is a Jem'Hadar. When Odo hears the boy is to be examined in a Federation laboratory, he convinces Sisko that he should take care of the boy. Odo wants to try to change his nature, so he could live on Deep Space Nine as a normal humanoid. Meanwhile Sisko invites Jake's girlfriend Mardah for dinner. She's four years older than Jake and a Dabo girl at Quark's. Sisko is very opposed to their relationship. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Odo: We need to find other interests for you to pursue. For the moment, why don't you relax? Try not to be so tense. Take it easy. Smile.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Hippocratic Oath (1995) See more »


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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Wow...the Jem'Hadar really are warlike jerks down deep!
20 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jake is dating a 20 year-old Dabo girl with extremely large...well, you can guess. Naturally, his father is not thrilled by this but instead of telling Jake no, he invites the lady for dinner.

The main plot, however, is a lot less mundane and creepy. A baby is discovered among the wreckage of a ship that Quark has bought. The child grows VERY quickly...and soon he grows into a Jem'Hadar killing machine. Not surprisingly, the crew isn't thrilled but Odo decides to take the young killing machine under his wing. But try as he might to learn about the deeper person buried within, this Jem'Hadar seems even more one dimensional than Nancy Grace. With this unnamed Jem'Hadar, it's kill, kill, kill. In fact, he makes the Klingons seem like deep thinkers and pacifists! What's next?

While the episode is mildly interesting, there's really not much more to it than this.

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