Returning with three minor female crew members from the planet Marlonia, Picard's shuttle is disintegrated by an energy field; all were beamed aboard just in time, but with a mass loss of 40% and physically rejuvenated to adolescent bodies, while mentally unchanged, yet on Dr. Crusher's warning mental decay may follow, Picard transfers command to Riker indefinitely. Guinan sees it as a change to enjoy youthful pleasures, Ro Laren can't stand remembering life in the refugee camp, Keiko finds her husband just can't act marital with an apparent child; Picard ponders acceptable alternatives: a second youth at the Starfleet Academy and/or archaeological research. The scientists work out how the quartet's DNA was preserved while complementary, age-critical RVS sequences are lacking, and consider a cure based on encouraging experience with plants Keiko was carrying. However while the ship answers a rescue call from a scientific colony, it is captured by renegade Ferengi, who even consider ... Written by
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[Picard has been restored to his usual size
Doctor Beverly Crusher
How do you feel?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I feel fine. Everything... seems a little smaller.