Re: Episode of the Week: 3x16 "The Offspring"
To make things even more awkward, Lal isn't even the first so-called life form that someone onboard the Enterprise has created without telling anyone. Remember the episode "Evolution" where Wesley created an advance race of sentient nanites and only told people about it after it started to become a big deal? Those little buggers not only threatened the Enterprise, they actually tried to MURDER someone. After Picard reached an understanding with them, he was more than happy to give them a planet of their own.
Accidently created sentient nanites, it's not like Wes planned to create setient nanites. Lal was a consious creation two slightly different scenarios. They tried to murder someone after he had murdered some of them, once again a slightly different sceanrio (yes two wrongs don't make a right).
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.