Re: Rewatching early DS9 knowing that Bashir is genetically enhanced
What the episode SHOULD have been was this -
Julian DISCOVERS that he was genetically engineered by his parents throughout the course of that episode.
Suddenly, his entire world is shattered. All his accomplishments feel phony and hollow. He's devastated, furious and his parents and suddenly terrified of being found out.
That's REAL drama - more immediate, urgent, plausible and far, FAR more interesting than learning he was "hiding" his secret all these years.
Love this idea! Crewman6 for the win. It makes so much sense that now I'm wondering why the writers didn't think of it.