The ship has a new chief medical officer, Dr. Katherine Pulaski, now that Beverley Crusher has been made head of Starfleet Medical. The Enterprise is on an emergency mission to collect plague samples for analysis but Counselor Troi unexpectedly finds herself pregnant. She also finds her pregnancy advancing very quickly with conception to birth expected to take no more than 48 hours. Once born the child, whom Troi names Ian Andrew after her father, grows at a rapid rate proceeding through childhood in a matter of hours. Meanwhile Guinan, who tends the bar in Ten Forward, a crew lounge, gives Wesley Crusher some advice.
Did You Know?
The holographic image of the containment module Geordi calls up that is projected from Picard's table is the last time we see such 3D imagery used during conferences and meetings to display information. This method was used in the first season to show information on planets, ships, and star systems, but for the rest of the show's run, the 2D displays embedded in the walls of the observation lounge are used for this purpose. See more
Pulaski describes the fetus as identical to Troi "in every way", yet if that were truly the case, it would be female instead of male. See more
[Troi undergoes a completely painless delivery
Dr. Kate Pulaski
Are easy births the norm for Betazoids?
Counselor Deanna Troi
Not according to my mother.
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