Re: The Menagerie/The Cage
From the way it was presented Pike's life was essentially over. The Talosians offered him something Federation science apparently couldn't. He and Vina could perhaps enjoy the illusion of a family, but likely never the reality. And the Talosians could experience family through Pike and Vina without the idea of slavery ever being an issue.
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