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Picard: "Take a look at the containment module our chief engineer has designed."
Riker: "'Chief engineer.' It still has a nice ring to it."
Picard: "Captain's log, stardate: 42073.1. There has been an outbreak of unclassified plasma plague in the Rochellis system. We're on an emergency run to collect specimens of the deadly plague and transport them to science station Tango-Sierra where, hopefully, an antidote can be produced."
Picard: "Mr. Data, when we have a complete list of all the specimens we will be carrying, I want you and Doctor...uh..."
Data: "Pulaski, sir."
Picard: "Dr. Pulaski. I want you to go through them."
Data: "Aye, sir."
Picard: "By the way, where is our new doctor. Has she reported in?"

Riker: "Not yet."
Picard: "Sickbay, this is the captain."
Sickbay: "Sickbay, aye."
Picard: "Is Dr. Pulaski there?"
Sickbay: "Uh, no, sir. The Doctor is in Ten Forward."
Picard: "Thank you. A few hours on board and she's already found Ten Forward?"
Riker: "I'll go get her."
Picard: "No...I'll go."
Worf: "Not the best way to meet your new captain."
Picard: "This is Dr. Katherine Pulaski, we'll handle the formal introductions later. Counselor Deanna Troi is pregnant...she...is going to have a baby."
Riker: "A baby? This is a surprise."
Troi: "More so for me."
Riker: "I don't mean to be indelicate...but, who's the father?!"
Troi: "Last night, while I slept, something which I can only describe as a presence entered my body."
Picard: "A life form of unknown origin and intent is breeding right now inside Counselor Troi."
Troi: "Do whatever you feel necessary to protect the ship and the crew, but know this, I'm going to have this baby."
Picard: "Then it seems that the discussion is over."
Picard: "Captain's log, supplemental. We have finally arrived at Audett IX where we will pick up the specimens of plasma plague for transport to Rochellis. It is only because so many lives are at stake that I am willing to put this ship and crew at such great risk. Meanwhile, Counselor Troi's pregnancy continues to progress at an astonishing rate."
Picard: "Audette IX, this is Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise."
Dealt: "Ah, the Enterprise, here at last. Well, good, let's get going."
Picard: "Excuse me, to whom am I speaking?"
Dealt: "To whom are you speaking? I'm Lieutenant Commander Hester Dealt, medical trustee, Federation Medical Collection
Picard: "Are the specimens ready for transfer?"
Dealt: "Yes, but with your permission, I would like to inspect the containment area before we proceed. Now, it's not that I doubt the ability of crew, Captain, but, we cannot afford a mistake."
Picard: "I appreciate your caution...in the light vein. I want a complete, detailed manifest of everything you intend to bring aboard my ship."
Dealt: "Very good. I'll allow you access to my computer banks, okay?"
Dr. Pulaski: "In my other deliveries, except for a couple, the father was always present."
Troi: "Difficult under the circumstances."
Data: "Perhaps I could serve in that capacity?"
Dr. Pulaski: "Counselor Troi is going to need the comfort of a human touch and not the cold hand of technology."
Troi: "Doctor, I think Commander Data will do very nicely."
Dr. Pulaski: "Your choice."
Data: "Although I understand, in technical terms, how life is formed, there is still a part of the process which eludes me. The child inside you; are you able to access his thought process. Does he have thoughts? You are aware of him, is he aware of you? When does that awareness begin?"
Troi: "It's happening..."
Data: "How does it feel?"
Troi: "Data..."
Data: "Yes?"
Troi: "NOW!"
Data: "Now. Now. Now! Doctor! Doctor! DOCTOR!!"
Data: "Thank you for allowing me to participate. It was remarkable!"
Picard: "Deanna, I wanted to see how you were and have a look at your...baby...my goodness...how old is he?"
Dr. Pulaski: "In actuality, a day."
Picard: "Yes, but..."
Dr. Pulaski: "In appearance, almost four Earth years old."
Troi: "Ian, say hello to Captain Picard."
Picard: "You mean he can talk?"
Ian: "Hello."
Picard: "Hello, Ian."
Ian: "Please don't worry. Everything's okay."
Picard: "Captain's log, supplemental. We are faced with two major problems: Troi's child and the deadly cargo we are about to take on. In the hours since his birth, Troi's baby has continued his rapid growth and now appears, physically and mentally, to be a child of eight. Still, there is no indication as to who he is or why he is here."
Dr. Pulaski: "Dah-ta, look at this."
Data: "Data."
Dr. Pulaski: "What?"
Data: "My name, it is pronounced 'Day-ta.'"
Dr. Pulaski: "Oh?"
Data: "You called me 'Dah-ta.'"
Dr. Pulaski: "What's the difference?"
Data: "One is my name. The other is not."
Ian: "Have you ever played with puppies?"
Troi: "They had a litter today in the nursery."
Picard: "No, Ian, I don't think I've played with puppies."
Ian: "You should come to the nursery while the puppies are still there."
Picard: "Perhaps later."
Picard: "Captain's log, supplemental. For reasons as yet unknown, one of the deadly specimens of plasma plague has begun to grow."
Wesley: "You never talk about yourself."
Guinan: "Sure I do. All the time."
Wesley: "People say you're very old."
Guinan: "Oh?"
Wesley: "And that you knew Captain Picard when he was on the Stargazer."
Guinan: "No, I never knew the Captain until I came onboard."
Wesley: "Well, everyone's very curious about you."
Guinan: "Yes, I'll bet they are."
Troi: "He is a life force entity. When we passed each other in space, he was curious about us, so he decided the best way to learn was to go through the process; to be born, to live as one of us, and in that way, to understand us. He never meant any harm."
Riker: "There was a moment when you smiled..."
Troi: "He said 'thank you.' I told him we will miss him...and I will."
Picard: "Take us out of orbit, Mr. Crusher. Lay in a course for the Morgana Quadrant."
Wesley: "Yes, sir."
Picard: Ensign Crusher has requested to remain on the Enterprise."
Riker: "I'm not surprised. How did you respond?"
Picard: "I haven't as yet, Number One, I didn't think that it was my
responsibility alone. His remaining will create difficulties for all of us."
Riker: "Yes, indeed. With his mother gone, who will see to his studies?"
Picard: "Exactly. Of course, that duty will fall to Commander Data."
Riker: "And who will tuck him in at night?"

Wesley: "Come on, Commander..."
Worf: "I will accept that responsibility."
Troi: "Well, we know he'll get his sleep."
Picard: "Well then, that takes care of the practical, but, there's more to growing up than that. You know, it's my belief, Number One, that you're best qualified to supervise that. Are you willing to serve?"

Riker: "Difficult decision...yes, I can do that."
Picard: "Then, Mr. Crusher, communicate with your mother at Starfleet Medical Headquarters, give her my regards, and tell her that you have my permission to remain on the Enterprise...but, I will abide by her wishes."
Wesley: "Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. I know she'll agree."