After Mezoti and the Borg twins have left the ship, Seven suffers from malfunctions in her cortical that which will inevitably lead to her death, unless a new node for her can be found. When simulated attempts to replace it with a salvaged device from a dead drone fail, she submits to her fate. Icheb believes he could survive without his cortical node which he offers to Seven, but she rejects because this could put him in danger. When Icheb spontaneously deactivates his node, a fast decision is necessary. The Doctor performs the transplantation, the operation is successful and both Seven and Icheb fully recover. Seven offers to help him study for the Starfleet Academy entrance exam, promising him a rigorous schedule. But then Icheb notices another tear in her eye ... only this time it isn't a malfunction.
Errors and Explanations
- Richie Vest: What about all the Borg implants that Tuvok, B'Elanna, and Janeway had removed from them? Could they have helped. They were probably rendered useless as soon as they were removed.
- Anonymous on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - 8:37 am: I was reading the preview info on UPN's website for the episode after this one. It describes a "space race" with the Delta Flyer and another ship. But didn't the DF blow up at the end of Unimatrix Zero?Charles Cabe (Ccabe) on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - 9:08 am: It's the Delta Flyer II.
- Corey Hines on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - 7:00 pm: They got the Delta Flyer rebuilt?!? How long has it been since the last episode? Must be a while, not only have the Flyer been fixed, but Janeway Tuvok and Torres fully recovered. They may have had components ready and waiting as a precaution.
- Spornan on Thursday, October 12, 2000 - 4:23 am: If it's so easy to remove someone's implants when they haven't been a borg long, why not take out the cortical node form the BORG BABY! Remember? The one you guys saved? I seem to recall he was supposed to be a newborn. Should be easy to remove his implant by now. Only if the baby a) is still alive, and b) still retains it’s cortical node – assuming it was fitted with one on the first place!
- Brian Lombard on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 9:47 am: Goaded into playing a game of Katis-kot with Neelix, Seven states that she prefers the green pieces over the red. That's odd, since according to "The Gift," red is her favorite color. ScottN on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 11:44 am: But there may be some strategic advantage in playing green. For example, in chess, most prefer white. Brian Lombard on Saturday, October 14, 2000 - 11:46 am: Yeah but Neelix vs. Seven? Would color really matter? : )
- Anonymous on Sunday, October 15, 2000 - 7:33 am: Mezoti's supposed to only be eight, right? Well her body sure is much more mature than that. Jwb52z on Sunday, October 15, 2000 - 12:39 pm: Anonymous, she's not that much more mature than 8 really. My neice is just about 10 and is the same size as the girl looks. Of course, 2 years isn't THAT big of a difference. Adam Bomb on Sunday, October 15, 2000 - 2:11 pm: Who says two years is not that big a difference? My son is now ten (will be eleven in two months) and there IS a BIG difference. He is almost as big as his mother. JWB52Z, you must not have any kids. How often do you see your niece? To be fair, I have a cousin, Suzanne, that I have seen maybe four times in my life.Anonymous on Sunday, October 15, 2000 - 11:05 pm:Well some girls develop a lot sooner than others. I've known a couple who were 8 or 9 practically going on 20, boobs and all so maybe it's not so surprising the borg girl seems a little more physically mature. Just awful that it happens so young.ScottN on Monday, October 16, 2000 - 9:11 am: Plus her race might mature differently.
- PaulG on Monday, October 16, 2000 - 6:28 pm: Good to see Janeway sticks to her principles:
Shoot the worm that is endangering your life - murder. Gunning down aliens you just met as First Contact - acceptable command decision.
Aliens cull organs from live sentients - unacceptable. Suggesting the gutting of live sentient lifeforms for spare parts to save Seven - well-intended option. Len on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 7:14 am: There's a big difference between killing a creature whose intgentions you don't know v.s killing ones who are openly engaging in hostility. And just because Janeway tactfully didn't condmn the suggestion of taking the node out of a living Borg - doesn't mean she's inconsistent - she opposes both actions, she's just polite.Josh M, again on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 1:21 pm: Considering the worm thing would've killed them by changing the environmental conditions, I think it's okay that she shot it.
- inblackestnight on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:38 pm: I don't see why the cordical nodes have to be handled with forceps. It's metal and big enough to just use your fingers. Using forceps would make more sense, if only to minimise the risk of contamination!
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