Stardate 54014.4: Thanks to the nanovirus prepared by the Doctor, Tuvok and B’Elanna are able to retain their identities and make their way to the central plexus of their Borg ship to distribute the individuality-preserving virus throughout the collective. They discover Janeway there, already hard at work on the problem, but when Tuvok suffers a momentary lapse – connecting his thoughts to the Collective – the Borg Queen detects his individuality. B’Elanna infects the central plexus with the nanovirus, but Tuvok succumbs to the Collective, becoming Three of Twelve. He not only betrays B’Elanna and Janeway, but he also surrenders Voyager’s security codes to the Borg Queen, allowing her to launch a withering attack when Voyager catches up with the tactical cube to retrieve the Away Team. But Tuvok’s sacrifice has not been in vain – in the time it takes Voyager to approach and retreat, thousands of Borg drones have regained their individuality and left the Collective. Seven of Nine returns to Unimatrix Zero reluctantly, still ambivalent about the recent revelations about her former relationship with Axum. The Borg Queen forces Janeway to extend an offer to the Borg in Unimatrix Zero, and to give orders to Chakotay via a hologram…but by the time that order is given, enough drones have been severed from the Collective to offer Voyager assistance in a full-scale rebellion against the Queen. But will that be enough firepower to rescue Janeway, Tuvok and B’Elanna before they all lose their individuality?
Season 7 Regular Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B’elanna Torres), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
teleplay by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
story by Michael Sussman
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Susanna Thompson (Borg Queen), Mark Deakins (Axum), Jerome Butler (Korok), Ryan Sparks (Alien Boy), Andrew Palmer (Errant Drone), Clay Storseth (Alien Man)
LogBook entry by Earl Green