Stardate not given: Voyager encounters a lone Hirogen ship adrift in space, with minimal life signs. An away team pays a brief visit to the derelict, finding the ship in ruins and only one member of its crew still barely alive. After the surviving Hirogen is brought aboard, it becomes apparent that his prey – which is also responsible for killing his fellow hunters – has penetrated Voyager’s defenses. The object of the Hirogen’s hunt is a rogue member of Species 8472, the race which almost defeated the Borg. Janeway realizes that she will need Seven’s help to return the creature to its home before more Hirogen arrive, but Seven’s instinct to regard Species 8472 as a mortal enemy may overpower her loyalty to Voyager.
written by Brannon Braga
directed by Allan Eastman
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Tony Todd (Alpha-Hirogen), Clint Carmichael (Beta-Hirogen)
LogBook entry by Earl Green