Stardate 47025.4: Taken prisoner by Lore and the Borg while trying to locate the missing Data, an away team consisting of Picard, Troi and Geordi is trapped while the Enterprise is attacked in orbit by the Borg ship. Left in command by Picard, Beverly beams aboard as many of the Enterprise search parties from the planet below as she can and is forced to retreat. Riker and Worf, left behind, discover that Hugh is in hiding on the planet and is biding his time to wrest control of the newly-individualized Borg from Lore, who appealed to the disoriented members of the former collective to follow him to a state of completely non-organic immortality. In the meantime, Data has distanced himself from his past, showing cruelty and sadism toward his captured former comrades. Riker offers to help Hugh in his fight against Lore while hoping to free Picard and the others, as Beverly decides to turn the Enterprise around to retrieve the rest of the crew – but if Data continues to obey the dictates of Lore, there may be no members of the crew to retrieve.
Season 7 Regular Cast: Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data)
written by RenÃƒÂ¨ Echavarria
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Brent Spiner (Lore), Jonathan del Arco (Hugh), Alex Datcher (Taitt), James Horan (Barnaby), Brian J. Cousins (Crosis), Benito Martinez (Salazar), Michael Reilly Burke (Goval), and Spot
LogBook entry by Earl Green