After some arboretum visits Dr. Crusher diagnoses nothing serious, but soon dozens of crew members get behavioral deviations, affecting appetite, memory and emotions. Reg Barclay takes care of Data's cat Spot, who is pregnant like nurse Alyssa Ogawa. Worf first fails testing or diagnosing his new guidance system, so Picard and Data chase a lost torpedo, then bites Deana and turns into an erratic beast due to a bite a sprays venom himself. By the time Picard and Data return, everyone aboard seems mutating and/or molested: the Enterprise has become a 'de-evolution zoo', Data believes by a virus reviving dormant genes from ancestral species. Picard is also infected, causing growing prey-anxiety. Nevertheless he must lure monstrous Worf away so Data can develop a retrovirus from genetic material after finding Spot's kittens remained perfectly feline when ma turned iguana.
Did You Know?
First mention of Nurse Ogawa's pregnancy. See more
Worf's venom sac appears rather quickly. When he attacks Deanna, it's not there. In the following scene in Sickbay, it's there on his neck. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
[on the transformed Worf, who is trying to break into sickbay
He sounds very angry...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more