Originally posted by Teral:
But there's a difference between remembering a basket and finding said basket several years later. It would be at least 13-15 years before Leela would even start to be interested in her own past, and by extention the basket. The basket would then be either stored with hundreds of other baskets, or thrown out.
Teral, you're a literalist, aren't you?
It's not that Leela actually retieved that
individual, exact basket: It's what the basket meant to her.
As the genetic mother of Kif's children, she felt some kinship, some connection to them. Therefore she gave Kif and Amy 'her' basket, and all that it stood for.
Whether or not it was the exact basket Leela was found in on the orphanarium doorstep, it still meant a great deal to her.
It ain't the gift: It's what the gift means.
Besides, in a thousand years, they may have a way of tracking such things. Trace DNA analysis, maybe?I'll get off my soapbox now...