Stardate not given: Voyager receives a signal from an alien claiming to be the late Ensign Lyndsay Ballard, a junior engineering crewmember who escaped the notice of Captain Janeway until she died tragically three years ago. Ensign Ballard did not, however, go ignored by Harry Kim, who attended Starfleet Academy with her and kept his crush on her secret until she died. Every means of verification proves that she is who she says she is, though she is not and will never be human – she has been transmuted into a member of the Kobali race, which reproduces by reanimating the dead of other species and implanting them with new personalities. Very rarely, a revived person will regain memories of his or her previous life, as in Lyndsay’s case. But now the creatures who brought her back to life want her to rejoin them – and they’re willing to destroy Voyager to persuade her to return.
Guest Cast: Kim Rhodes (Ensign Ballard), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Kevin Lowe (Q’ret), Manu Intirayni (Icheb), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green