Stardate not given: A chance encounter with the remains of a destroyed Borg vessel has an unusual effect on Seven of Nine. The former drone experiences brief flashes of many of the personalities assimilated into the collective of the shattered ship. The vinculum of the Borg ship, the piece of equipment which connects a particular vessel’s local collective, is found intact, and efforts to dismantle it instead turn up evidence of deliberate tampering – and Seven’s condition worsens. A powerfully-armed alien ship arrives, challenging Janeway for possession of the Borg vinculum, and these new visitors don’t care if Seven lives or dies. After all, their attempt to virally infect and destroy a Borg ship has proven successful…so what’s the life of one more drone?
teleplay by Robert J. Doherty
story by Robert J. Doherty and Jimmy Diggs
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman), Neil Maffin (Alien), Erica Mer (Human Girl), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green