After recent events, Janeway's crew works hard to get rid of the remaining Borg technology, which prevents the ship from going to warp. After Seven of Nine's link to the Borg Collective has been severed, her human immune system begins to fight her implants. Janeway decides to remove them, even as the drone vehemently protests. When she goes into a shock, Kes uses her greatly improved psychokinetic powers to detect and destroy the Borg implant in Seven of Nine's brain that is responsible for the condition.
Seven of Nine agrees to help remove the Borg technology from Voyager, yet she tries to contact the Collective and can only be stopped with Kes's abilities. Tuvok tries to help Kes gain control of her new powers, but her transformation goes beyond his comprehension. Being in cellular flux and a danger for the ship, Kes leaves Voyager in a shuttle. Before she enters another realm of existence, she hurls the ship through the whole Borg territory, 9500 light years closer to the Alpha Quadrant. Meanwhile, Seven of Nine's Borg implants have been largely removed and her human appearance reestablished.
Errors and Explanations
- Anita on Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 12:50 pm:(Originally posted on the Scorpion Part 2 board) When Seven goes into convulsions while in sick-bay, the Doctor scans her and is unable to detect the source of the problem. Then Kes using her powers detects a Borg implant embedded deep within Seven's brain. Kes uses her powers to dismantle and disintegrate the implant. The Doctor is able to confirm this using his tricorder. How? I thought his tricorder couldn't even detect the implant, and now not only does it do so, it also can detect the implant disintegrating. Actually, the tricorder is detecting the stabilising effect of the implant disintegrating.
- Keith Alan Morgan (Kmorgan) on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 4:30 am: Why remove the Borg armor from the ship? Voyager could use all the protection it can get. Jwb52z on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 4:04 pm:It was probably against some rule at the time.
- Janeway tells Seven Of Nine that she has met ex-Borg who have accepted becoming individuals. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that would be one. The previous episode implied that she was familiar with Captain Picard's speaking style, so she probably met him after he had been Locutus of Borg. It is unlikely that she ever met Hugh and the rest of the individual Borgs from Descent and the ex-Borgs that she met in Unity chose to reunite. The ex-Borgs that she met in Unity only chose to reunite AFTER she met them!
- The Doctor is telling Tuvok to get out of the way. A common and simple request, but the Doctor is shown trying to maneuver around Tuvok. Can't the Doctor adjust his solidity so he passes through Tuvok? Jwb52z on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 4:04 pm: Walking through someone would be rude. It's probably a part of his bedside manner subroutines.
- Rene on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 2:58 pm: This episode makes it clear that Seven continuing to regenerate was a temporary thing. And yet, seventh season comes along and she still does it. Jwb52z on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 3:17 am: Rene, we have no idea how long temporary is in reality. All temporary means is that it will end eventually.
- Rene on Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 12:12 pm: So are we to believe, that after 3 years, her "human physiology" hasn't "reasserted itself" even though her "human DNA" did so three seconds after she was disconnected from the Collective? Anonymous on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 9:54 am: I don't think Seven's de-borging was done right. It was handled like Seven of Nine the drone learning to become an individual instead of Anika regaining her individuality. It would be like Locutus learning to be an individual instead of Picard returning to normal. Torque, Son of Keplar on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 7:21 am: regarding the post above, what does it mean to be human when you were assimulated at such an early age… Chris Booton (Cbooton) on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 1:47 pm: That's the thing with Seven. Wasn't she only around six years old when the Borg assimilated her and her parents? I think a lot of it is that she doesen't remember being human because she was human so long ago. I mean, how many people (as adults) have clear memories of being that young? Now that she's an adult, it would be a regression to go back to the way she was back then and she's been a borg a lot longer then she was human for. In terms of her identity, giving up on being a Borg would be just as traumatic for her as it would be for one of us if the Borg assimilated us. So, she has to establish her identity as an adult. This is after the whole concept of having an individual identity was foreign to her. Problem is, she has to start from scratch as she was never an adult as human thus has little to nothing to work with in terms of experience.
- John A. Lang (Johnalang) on Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 3:19 pm: OK...Kes is gone. So how could she have seen "The Year Of Hell"...which appears LATER in this season? The timeline was altered!
Ex Astris Scientia
- When Seven accesses the subspace transmitter, a security detail is on the way, but Tuvok is not informed at all. He's probably already aware of it, and tracking it on his consolew.