Three years ago, when Ensign Lyndsey Ballard died on an away mission, Voyager gave her a traditional burial in space. Her remains were recovered by the Kobali, a race that procreates by reanimating the corpses of other races and altering their DNA. When Lyndsey flees the Kobali and returns to Voyager, Janeway is skeptical but medical scans prove she is the real deal. While The Doctor can't make her human again, he alters her appearance to look like her old self and she tries to reintegrate herself with the crew. Also in this episode, Seven of Nine is frustrated to find the Borg children act more like children and less like Borg, despite her allotting 'fun' in their daily schedule. Written by
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The title refers to "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust", a phrase from the Anglican burial service, used sometimes to denote total finality. See more
Ensign Ballard didn't know that Tuvok had been promoted to Lieutenant Commander until this episode, but she says she was kills by a Hirogen hunting party. Tuvok was promoted early in season 4 ("Revulsion"), but we did not meet the Hirogen until later in the season ("Message in a Bottle"), so Ballard should have known about Tuvok's promotion prior to her death. See more
Seven of Nine
[to the kids
Resume your disorder.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more