56. The Abandoned

The Abandoned, and the launching of The Fire Caves Live! Tune in for our take on Jake dating a Dabo girl and Odo’s growth.

The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
56. The Abandoned

What to expect from episode 56: The Abandoned?


The Abandoned baby, and the effect it has on Sisko.

Why you don’t do business with beautiful Boslics.

Quark gets swindled. Twice.

Perry and David go LIVE with The Fire Caves Channel.

Whats on the Horizon for the show?

The First Rule of Dabo.

Cultural subsets and why Perry likes them.

Sisko wants a baby.

We learn about Jake’s childhood.

We learn about Marda’s childhood and family on Bajor.

Marda, the misunderstood Dabo girl.

O’Brien is impressed with Jake, but offers a word of caution.

Odo gets a new room.

Odo’s growth.

Jake is a hustler poet, and we didn’t know it.

The debate in the wardroom.

Odo has a thing about gilded cages and lab rats.

Odo put in charge.

Bashir discovers something strange about the baby.

Rapid Growth.



Perry makes a case for Jake and Marda, David disagrees.

Sisko vs Picard once again, our favorite duel.

Genetic conditioning and instinctive learning.

The Jem’Hadar learns of his people.

We see the kid can fight.

Kira is scared.

Can a Jem Hadar smile?

What is free will?

Sisko learns about Marda.

What’s going on in NuTrek.

The Return of Kira and Quark.

Lower Decks pays tribute.

Perry and David take up a project.

How to advance your career through caregiving.

The mistake Kira makes.

A plant for Odo.

Odo’s first house guest.

What we learn about Jem Hadar capabilities.

Would Odo really walk away from all he has?

The Abandoned allegory and Odo’s place on DS9.

Odo realizes his place.

Kira consoles her friend.

Sisko is proud of his son, and recognizes his own growth.

What’s up next for DS9.

Episode Credits


  • David Wampler
  • Perry Freeze


  • Perry Freeze

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The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Fire Caves - A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Podcast
56. The Abandoned