Date: July 21, 2021
Season 7, Episode 13
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: Today was laundry day, four loads, and an incredibly busy day at work. I chatted with a good friend on the phone, saw a dear friend for a drink after dinner, and helped the husband person make a dent in cleaning out his home office.
TL;DR: Klingons that have been traveling four generations in the DQ believe Torres and Paris’s baby is their savior. Some of the Klingons don’t believe this baby is the right one due to it’s “impurities”, but it turns out that her stem cells helps cure them all of an incurable Klingon disease. The Klingons are moved to the nearest M-class planet to start a new life, Neelix gets his groove on, and Torres is given a bat’leth for her daughter to use later.
EMH: As I understand it, you have two options. Kill her, or mate with her. Since the first option is clearly unacceptable… hands Kim a padd.
KIM: What’s this?
EMH: Authorization for you to engage in intimate relations with a member of an alien species. Be sure to get the Captain’s approval as well.The EMH is not helpful, but it’s a wonderful exchange and you can totally see Kim go a little green.
“Today would be a very bad day to die.”: I actually really love this episode because it’s ridiculous and adorable at the same time. Neelix getting everyone to bunk together for a bit, staying with Tuvok, and then essentially putting a “sock” on the door so he could have sex with a Klingon was absolutely amazing and Tuvok’s face said more than any words could ever.
Torres has the typical journey of not wanting to be the savior (cough Sisko cough), doing her best to play along for the sake of those who believe, and then getting all warm and fuzzy at the end. Paris, in the same vein, does his best to support Torres. I am glad we were spared a training montage when he was learning how to fight with a bat’leth. There’s, of course, a Klingon who tries to take over the ship… but I love how he’s completely in awe of Torres and the baby once the EMH figures out how to cure their disease. It may be cheesy, but it just worked for me. 7 chili cheese dogs for this one!