Investigation of a faux comet accidentally releases an suicidal Q philosopher (later called Quinn), whom the Continuum imprisoned over 300 years ago to prevent his death and unbalance their society. When Q appears to put him back, Quinn demands asylum. A chase ensues with Voyager in tow, which Captain Janeway ends by calling for a hearing to decide whether to return Quinn to his confinement and live or to grant his request for mortality and risk him ending his own life.
Did You Know?
According to the short article entitled "Bringing Back Q" appearing in the Feb. 17-23, 1996, issue of TV Guide, Michael Piller
originally wanted to bring on more guest stars for this episode than actually had appeared. According to Piller, "We tried to get Michael Jordan
, but he wants to be hired as an actor, not as himself. We also wanted to get Cal Ripken
, Bill Gates
, Henry Kissinger
, or Frank Sinatra
," adding, "Hey, we aim high." See more
Janeway calls a Red Alert before heading to the transporter room to respond to B'Elanna's report that Q has beamed aboard, yet when Q transports the two of them to the mess hall, there is no Alert in progress. Q may have canceled it, yet the crew would have heard the initial warnings and begun moving to their designated areas. Instead, they are standing and sitting around like nothing has happened. See more
I'm sorry to disappoint you, Captain, but I would only have been pretending to fit into this mortal existence. This is my final gift to my people. Oh... tell them those were my last words. I dearly thank you, for making this p... poss...
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more