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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 Meribor

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This is the only appearance of Lyndsey Ballard. Her backstory is not an allusion to any previous installment. See more »


It is mentioned several times that Ensign Ballard has died three years ago. However, the stardate of her death, 51563, suggests that she has been away only for a little over two years. See more »


Ensign Lyndsay Ballard: Same old Harry.
Harry Kim: What's that supposed to mean?
Ensign Lyndsay Ballard: You're still sort of... obsessive.
Harry Kim: I'm tidy!
Ensign Lyndsay Ballard: Is that why you used to request baryon sweeps of your dorm room?
Harry Kim: When you live across the hall from a slob.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Seven of Nine has to deal with the new kids on the block.
2 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Apparently, three years before, Ensign Lyndsay Ballard (Kim Rhodes) died on a mission and her body was buried in space. Now, out of the blue, she returns to Voyager. However, she looks completely different--and it seems she's been through an odd ordeal. It seems some race brought her back to life and made her one of them--and she wants her old life instead. But she isn't exactly Ensign Ballard and her homecoming is less than perfect.

The other plot involves Seven of Nine playing nanny to the new Borg children on Voyager. While she can sing, she's no Frauline Maria and she is inflexible and lacks fun--things that make it hard to be with the kids. Can she learn to relax a bit and takes things less seriously or will she turn the kids back into drones?

This is a decent episode--well worth seeing. The best thing about it is the make-up, as the Ensign and other of her new kind are simply gorgeous and among the best looking aliens on any of the Trek shows.

By the way, if you are wondering, according to IMDb this is the only appearance of the Ensign Ballard character--so you didn't see her when she was supposedly on the ship three years earlier.

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