of Starfleet officer Miles O'Brien and Keiko O'Brien.
Molly was born aboard the Enterprise-D
2368 in Ten-Forward, and was brought into the world by the hands of Lt.Commander
Worf . She moved
station Deep Space 9 with her parents in 2369. Molly began to crawl into
bed with her parents at night
early in 2372, her way of trying to get attention, since her mother was
pregnant with Kirayoshi at the time.
a celebratory picnic with her parents on a nearby planet, eight-year-old
Molly falls into a vortex of
energy. When some crew members arrived to help, they determined that Molly
slipped through a
portal that had send her back 300 years, to a time when the planet was
uninhabited. They reactivated
portal and transported her out, but their calculations were off by a decade.
When Molly materialized on
transporter pad, she was an eighteen-year-old woman. Since
she had been without human contact for
years, Molly was like a wild animal, terrified of her parents and unable
to speak. At Dr. Bashir's
a cargo bay was transformed with a tree, grass, and some boulders. There,
the O'Briens began
painful process of regaining their daughter's trust. When Keiko presented
her with her favorite doll, Molly
for the first time. Molly
continues to make progress and learns to follow simple commands. She soon
her first word - "Home" and Keiko and O'Brien excitedly took her back to
their quarters. When she
them a photo taken at the picnic site, they realize Molly regards that
planet as her home.
when she was Scared by some hubbub of Quark's bar, Molly paniced
and stabbed a customer with a
Sisko and Odo
sadly informed O'Brien that Federation officials want Molly committed to
Knowing that forcing her to stay inside a confined facility over a long
period of time will
her, O'Brien planned
to steal a Runabout and take Molly to her planet to send her back
through the time
so no one would be able to find her. However, they were caught before
they could leave the station.
came to the scene and
allowed the O'Briens to proceed. They returned to the planet, where they
Molly back through the
vortex with her favorite doll. When Molly arrived, she recognized her eight-year-
behind a boulder. Little Molly was frightened, but her older counterpart
gave her the doll and
the portal to be reunited with her family.