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Time's Orphan

exeter276

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Report this Jun. 24 2013, 8:20 am

Is it just me or does anyone else want to question the O'Brien's parenting skills when they decide to send 18 y.o. Molly back. So Molly is having trouble coping with her new surroundings and being reacclimated into society. So they opt instead of a rehabilitation center, to send her back to a prehistoric world with no medicene or other humans that we know of. They will seal the portal and never see her again. Man that's some harsh bad parenting in my book with total give up.

willowtree

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Report this Jun. 24 2013, 9:07 am

Yeah, I think they kind of gave up on her pretty quick. She was beginning to respond and become verbal, but after one setback they decided to send her back. I really think they should have given her more time.


 


but it's a good thing they DID decide to send her back because they got little Molly back

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 24 2013, 9:10 am

reason #217 why Keiko sucked.  


 


 

kkt

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Report this Jul. 08 2013, 11:19 pm

I hate "and then they woke up" episodes.  Many things happen and then a miracle occurs and everything is right back the way it started.  Fortunately there weren't many episodes like this one in DS9.


 

willowtree

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Report this Jul. 09 2013, 1:26 pm

having just rewatched this episode, I have a better understanding of them sending her back. Starfleet wanted to put Molly in an instiution where she would not get the open space she needed. She freaked out when she was confined, so even the trip to earth would have been traumatic for her.


I still think that if she had stayed on DS9 and was allowed a few hours of "open space" on the holosuite every day she would have eventually gotten better

bunkey

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Report this Jul. 12 2013, 1:55 pm

Was it Starfleet who wanted to lock her up or the Federation? I can't recall.  


 

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jul. 14 2013, 1:51 pm

Yes, bunkey, Sisko talked to a Federation magistrate who wanted to "Molly taken to a special care center on Dalvos Prime for evaluation" and warned the O'Briens that it could be long-term.


 


In prison (institution) or freedom on an untamed world.... pretty easy choice between the lesser of the two bad choices.  Just difficult to live with.

kkt

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Report this Jul. 28 2013, 10:26 am

I found it totally out of character for the Federation for those to the options available for Molly.  It's the 24th century, and they think the best way to treat a child who raised herself is by separating her from what family she has and from the natural environment that is where she's most comfortable?  I thought we'd have more enlightened treatment for psychological problems.  Heck, if you translated that situation into today, I bet we'd have more enlightened treatment options.  The O'Briens could live on Bajor, Molly could live mostly outdoors.  The writers wrote themselves into a situation they couldn't solve.


 

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