According to Memory Alpha's In Universe Timeline, the story sequence is:
Ship in a Bottle : Aquiel : Captive Pursuit.


The two crew members of a Federation relay station close to the Klingon border have mysteriously vanished. One of them is apparently dead as indicated by biomatter found on the deck plates. One of the crew members was the attractive Aquiel Uhnari to whom Geordi has developed some affection after viewing her log entries. She suddenly reappears on a Klingon ship and subsequently becomes the main suspect, for she didn't get along with her crewmate Keith Rocha and manipulated the station logs. Beverly, investigating DNA residues from the station, is shocked when a sample assumes the shape of her hand. Rocha was actually killed by a coalescent lifeform that assumed his shape and then killed Aquiel's dog, Maura. Geordi barely escapes the attack by the dog, which is actually the shape-shifting creature.

Errors and Explanations

Nit Central

  1. Keith Roch..., I mean Keith Alan Morgan, yeah, that´s it, gulp on Monday, May 13, 2002 - 5:09 am: La Forge tries to bring up information on a terminal, it doesn't work, so he mentions a piece of software as the problem. Then to get around this problem he decides to use another terminal. If the problem was in the software then it doesn't matter which terminal they use, that information will not come up. Perhaps he is making sure it IS a software problem by checking the other terminals.
  2. Worf tells Riker that he has found DNA from only one Klingon on the station, but since Worf was on the station earlier shouldn't his DNA show up as well? He is referring to OTHER Klingons.
  3. Mora goes up to Geordi and starts chewing on his shoe, Geordi tells her to go away, which she does, then she turns into the thing. Earlier Aquiel says that Keith Rocha attacked her, not some thing attacked her, So why didn't Mora start absorbing Geordi then and there? Why did it go away from Geordi when asked to? Why did it turn into a blob before it attacked Geordi, but not before it attacked Aquiel? Marka on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 1:31 pm: Perhaps it did turn into a blob. Throughout the whole episode Aquiel hasn't regained her memories of the attack. She simply never remembered the last moments. She knew the only person on the station, apart from her, was Rocha and she knew she was attacked so she assumed it was him.


The Next Generation Season 6
Time's Arrow Part 2 I Realm of Fear I Man of the People I Relics I Schisms I True Q I Rascals I A Fistful of Datas I The Quality of Life I Chain of Command Part 1 I Chain of Command Part 2 I Ship in a Bottle I Aquiel I Face of the Enemy I Tapestry I Birthright Part 1 I Birthright Part 2 I Starship Mine I Lessons I The Chase I Frame of Mind I Suspicions I Rightful Heir I Second Chances I Timescape I Descent Part 1
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