Star Trek: Voyager: Season 5, Episode 16

Dark Frontier: Part 2 (17 Feb. 1999)

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Janeway is confused but won't give up on her crew mate and friend. Two years after being liberated from the collective, Seven of Nine rejoins the Borg, seemingly of her own will. When ... See full summary »

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Janeway is confused but won't give up on her crew mate and friend. Two years after being liberated from the collective, Seven of Nine rejoins the Borg, seemingly of her own will. When Janeway finds a history of transmissions from the Borg to Seven, she is convinced that Seven was lured back against her wishes. Meanwhile, aboard the Borg sphere, the Borg Queen attempts to seduce Seven into helping her assimilate Earth. Written by Meribor

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Susanna Thompson had to take a day off after every day of shooting, because of the discomfort from the Borg Queen make-up and contact lenses. See more »

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The Borg Queen says that Seven is the only Borg to return to a state of individuality. Either this is a deliberate or convenient deception, or she has forgotten about Third of Five/Hugh from TNG's "I, Borg" (who became an individual after crash-landing on a remote planet) and the colonists from the "Unity" episode of Voyager which she may not have been aware of. Locutus of Borg/Captain Picard also gained back his individuality in "The Best of Both Worlds" episode of TNG. See more »

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Borg Queen: We believed you would be an asset to us. We were wrong. You are weak.
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This second half of this double Episode, has Seven staying on the Sphere while the rest of the Away Team has to go back, the Sphere then jumps to Transwarp and right into the Unicomplex and into a Hole in the side of the Queen's Cube where Seven comes face to face with the Beta Borg Queen, Suzanna Thompson.

It appears on the surface that Seven had finally decided to go back to The Borg, and the Crew of Voyager even thinks this. B'Elanna pokes into Seven's personal E-Mail and finds a way to hook up the Transwarp Coil.

But Janeway does not believe it, something in Denmark was Rotten.

The Borg Queen tries to Suckle Seven, tells her how special she is, even that she was planted on Voyager deliberately. Maybe this is even true, Seven could have been in that special Alcove in her Original Cube just for that purpose. Who knows if The Borg had been watching Voyager's movements through the Delta Quadrant, and Species 857-6309 made an opportunity that The Queen could not resist. Resistance is Futile, isn't it?

But The Queen, surprisingly, does not re-assimilate Seven, she is kept relatively intact, except for her new Eye that The Doctor slaved over.

The Voyager Crew-Kid that was most upset with Seven's departure was Naomi Wildman, she offers Janeway a plan to retrieve Seven. And Janeway was looking at some odd Subspace Signals that had been recorded in Seen's Alcove - They identify them as Signals from The Queen. These are similar to the signals that Data found in Locutus, it's the way the Hive Mind communicates to all of its parts.

So Now Janeway knows that Seven was Coerced for some unimaginable reason and sees no reason not to adopt Naomi's plan.

Seven herself is still confused by this apparent "Civility" offered by The Queen, it is out of character. She Wants something, something that Seven can help her do. Seven is taken on an Assimilation Party, but she helps some Victims escape, but the Queen finds out about this. But then, the Queen in another uncharacteristic move, lets them go.

When they get back to the Unicomplex, The Queen's true intent is revealed. It's just another attempt to Assimilate Earth.

Janeway takes Tom, The Doctor and Tuvok in The Flyer with the Transwarp Coil installed and they use the Hansen's Shielding to get them right on top of the Unicomplex and then Janeway goes in to get Seven.

But just as the Hansen's gadgets help her get close, The Queen had Assimilated that Tech. Seven sees her Father for the first time since she was a child, was this really him?

But since Seven is plugged in to The Collective, she knows what The Queen knows and shows Janeway how to disconnect The Queen from her control over the collective, giving them a window of escape.

So it is a race and a chase back to Voyager, only the Queen's ship is able to get into the Conduit after the Flyer opens it, but thats enough of a threat. When they get through, Chakotay bombards the Conduit and closes it.

B'Elanna's sensors show "Lots of Borg Signatures" coming out of Transwarp - And it is our great relief as huge pieces and hunks of Borg Junk come flailing out!

Suzanna gets recreated in time for "Unimatrix Zero", but after she flubs that one up, the Main Alice Queen has to take over. Poor Suzanna, she tries too hard, that's why she's only the second-rate Queen.


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