On the holodeck, Seven is rehearsing social contacts and romantic relationships. For the latter she has created a holographic version of Chakotay. In the real world, she is neglecting her duty, and through her fault a detonation in subspace almost destroys Voyager. Seven is about to end her holodeck relationship with Chakotay when suddenly her cortical node fails. The Doctor finds out that this is a security measure to prevent drones from getting emotional. He proposes a surgery to Seven to correct this, but she declines and decides to avoid emotional stress in the future. When she later encounters Chakotay, he invites her to a dinner party for the senior crew that even Tuvok is attending, but she declines and walks away.
Errors and Explanations
- Richie Vest How come Holo-Janeway didn't react to her own voice calling Seven? Or the other Holo-charaters? That could be part of the programming.
- Corey Hines on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 7:00 pm: The whole issue of clothing comes up again in the holodeck. Seven has holodeck clothes placed over her own. If this feature is necessary, why do people prior to this episode dress up in real clothes? And with that awsome dress Seven wears, how do her normal clothes disappear to show us the..um neckline? Similar to Lily in ST:FC. TomM on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 9:42 pm: It’s possible that the newer versions of the Holodeck can create virtual cloths for the user, where older versions can't. Another possible explanation is simply that most people like to use the time getting into costume to get into character, or just like playing dress-up. But Seven isn't used to that, yet.
- Rene on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 7:46 pm: It wasn't the Captain's business to ask Seven what she was doing in the Holodeck. What she does in there is her own business. Scanner on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 7:55 pm: The Captain didn't press 7 for what she was doing, she tip-toed around it very carefully. I would have laughed if she had just threated to check, although this probably would be forwned upon. The Captain did have every right to ask I think. Rene on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 8:08 pm:I don't agree. It's like missing work to watch tv and your boss demanding to know what shows you have been watching. While it's understandable for the boss to be upset, it's none of his business what you are watching.
- Shane Tourtellotte on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 8:15 pm: 7 states that she has never been to Ensign Kim's quarters. I thought she went there in her third episode, when she famously said "Take off your clothes." Keith Alan Morgan (Kmorgan) on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 4:18 am:IIRC that took place in the Mess Hall.
- If the cortical node was supposed to shut down a drone when it experienced too much emotion, why didn't it kick in during 7's experiences in Unimatrix Zero? Rene on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 8:25 pm: Didn't the Doctor say it was dormant until it conviniently became active now?
- Keith Alan Morgan (Kmorgan) on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 4:18 am: Neelix mentions a Talaxian mosaic, then mentions Tulaberry Blue. Tulaberries are not Talaxian, they come from the Gamma quadrant. (And aren't they purple?) He may be referring to Talaxian blue Tulaberries.
- Gelzyme on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 7:03 am: At the holo baby shower, you can see a multi-colored stuffed animal on the table in one of the shots. Somehow, they have kidnapped my baby daughter's toy lizard (which on his tag says his name is "Al the Alligator" but which we have named "Lovin' Al the Lizard") and somehow brought him on to Voyager!!! And you can also see my daughter's sippy-cups (for those of you without kids, this is a cup with a lid that has a built-in straw). So, why did they have to go to the 21st century to get baby toys?!? And, more importantly, when will my family be compensated for our loss? And what about Lovin' Al ??? Will they treat him right? Do they know the song he "sings" and when to toot the sqeaker hidden in his snout? I want answers! Seniram 12:11, August 16, 2018 (UTC)The aligator toy and sippy cup could be 24th century recreations. Josh G. on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 12:39 pm: Well, it was on the holodeck, and it is not unlikely that things change several hundred years into the future.
- Hans Thielman on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 7:20 am: Since when do men attend baby showers? Merry on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 11:37 am: Actually I've gone to several baby showers where the fathers were present and there were male guests.
- voyager junkie on Thursday, March 08, 2001 - 7:43 am: How come Seven's implants (the Borg ones that is..) didn't shut down when the Doctor inhabited her body, got her Drunk and had sexual feelings in that episode...? The ‘body sharing’ in Body and Soul could have disrupted the emotional control provided by the node, as could the after effects of the multiple personalities incident from Infinite Regress.
Ex Astris Scientia
- Apex Why didn't they try to destroy the warhead with a phaser beam after it evaded the photon torpedoes? It may have been deemed phaser resistant.'
- Why would there be crew quarters on board which don't have a build-in replicator? These could be basic quarters designed for emergency use.
- According to the startrek.com episode list, the provisional stardate for this episode is 54678.
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