Stardate not given: The de-assimilated Borg children are settling into their life aboard Voyager, even participating in the ship’s science fair. Icheb comes up with a particularly promising device capable of dectecting and predicting wormholes – something which could be put to immediate use on Voyager’s journey back to the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Janeway has some other good news for Icheb – she has located his parents among the survivors of a race which has been ravaged by frequent visits from the Borg, and has set a course to take the boy home. Seven of Nine joins Icheb in resisting Janeway’s plan to return him to his home, especially when he and the last of his people could be assimilated or killed in the next Borg attack. But what Janeway doesn’t even consider for a moment is that Icheb’s own people could pose a deadlier risk to him than even the Borg…
Guest Cast: Manu Intirayni (Icheb), Tracey Ellis (Icheb’s mother), Mark A. Sheppard (Icheb’s father), Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Marley McClean (Mezoti), Kurt Wetherill (Azan), Cody Wetherill (Rebi), Eric Ritter (Yivel)
Notes: Yes, that’s Mark Allen Sheppard – the man who sweated away in anonymity inside the mask of Morn for seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine!
LogBook entry by Earl Green