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Continuing on course for home, ''Voyager'' detects a debris field from a [[Borg_Cube||Borg Cube]]. They decide to plot a course to avoid the debris because of the [[Borg]]'s tendency to salvage any damaged vessels.
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Continuing on course for home, ''Voyager'' detects a debris field from a [[Borg_Cube|Borg Cube]]. They prudently decide to plot a course to avoid the debris because of the [[Borg|Borg's]] tendency to salvage damaged vessels.
   
However, as they near the Cube's debris, Seven begins experiencing and acting as multiple personalities. After several incidents, she is taken to [[Sick_bay|sick bay]] to try to understand the source of the neurological problem. Seven realizes its due to an active vinculum still in the debris field. ''Voyager'' changes course to retrieve it to investigate further. Once at the debris field, they find the Cube's vinculum, still active.
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However, as their course takes them closer to the Cube's debris, Seven begins experiencing a form of multiple personality disorder. After several incidents witnessed by the crew, she is taken to [[Sick_bay|sick bay]] to try to find the source of the neurological problem. Seven speculates that it is due to an active [[Vinculum|vinculum]] still in the debris field. ''Voyager'' changes course to retrieve it to investigate further. Once at the debris field, they find the Cube's vinculum, still active.
   
After beaming the [[Vinculum|vinculum]] on board ''Voyager'', further scans reveal a pathogenic virus inhabiting it. They deduced that the virus must have been introduced by the [[Borg_Cube|Cube's]] last assimilation, [[Species_6339]]. They attempt to locate more of them and establish contact with one of their ships.
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After beaming the vinculum on board ''Voyager'', further scans reveal a pathogenic virus inhabiting it. They deduced that the virus must have been introduced by the [[Borg_Cube|Cube's]] last assimilation, [[Species_6339]]. They attempt to locate more of them and establish contact with one of their ships.
   
Once aboard ''Voyager'', the [[Species_6339|aliens]] reveal their attempt to infect the Borg Collective with a virus designed to attack their systems. Thirteen of their people sacrificed themselves to be assimilated so they could spread the virus. They were depending on more [[Borg]] to find the [[Vinculum|vinculum]] and use it like a Typoid Mary to futher infect more [[Borg]] entities.
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Once aboard ''Voyager'', the [[Species_6339|aliens]] reveal their attempt to infect the [[Borg_Collective|Borg Collective]] with a virus designed to attack their systems. Thirteen of their people sacrificed themselves to be assimilated so they could spread the virus. Part of their plan depends on more [[Borg]] to find the [[Vinculum|vinculum]] and use it like a Typoid Mary to futher infect more [[Borg]] entities.
   
However, [[Katherine_Janeway|Captain Janeway]] wanted to keep the vinculum for a short period of time while they helped [[Seven_of_Nine|Seven]] recover from the vinculum attempting to re-assert the hive collective to her cortical implants.
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However, [[Katherine_Janeway|Captain Janeway]] wanted to keep the vinculum for a short period of time while they helped [[Seven_of_Nine|Seven]] recover from the vinculum's link. They decide to shut down the vinculum which was theorized would break Seven's link to it, and restore her sanity.
   
Unfortunately, the crew was still having problems trying to shut the vinculum down, which was also against the will of the [[Species_6339|aliens]], which began a small battle between the two ships.
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Meanwhile, the crew is having difficulty shutting down the vinculum, and Seven is having additional problems attempting to control the personalities from manifesting. Tuvok suggests a Vulcan mind meld, to help stablize her.
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Unfortunately, shutting down the vinculum was against the aliens' wish, which began a small battle between the two ships. B'Elanna continues to try to shut down the vinculum with consoles exploding around her. She finally succeeds, and the vinculum is shut down. Once shut down, the vinculum is beamed into space, and the aliens break off their attack.
   
 
==Background Information==
 
==Background Information==

Revision as of 23:09, November 13, 2005

Series:VOY
Season:5
Original Airdate:1998-11-25
Production Number:203
Year:2375
Stardate:52356.2
Story by:Bryan Fuller & Jimmy Diggs
Teleplay by:Bryan Fuller
Directed by:David Livingston

The discovery of a Borg Vinculum causes Seven to develop a multiple personality disorder.

==Summary==
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Continuing on course for home, Voyager detects a debris field from a Borg Cube. They prudently decide to plot a course to avoid the debris because of the Borg's tendency to salvage damaged vessels.

However, as their course takes them closer to the Cube's debris, Seven begins experiencing a form of multiple personality disorder. After several incidents witnessed by the crew, she is taken to sick bay to try to find the source of the neurological problem. Seven speculates that it is due to an active vinculum still in the debris field. Voyager changes course to retrieve it to investigate further. Once at the debris field, they find the Cube's vinculum, still active.

After beaming the vinculum on board Voyager, further scans reveal a pathogenic virus inhabiting it. They deduced that the virus must have been introduced by the Cube's last assimilation, Species_6339. They attempt to locate more of them and establish contact with one of their ships.

Once aboard Voyager, the aliens reveal their attempt to infect the Borg Collective with a virus designed to attack their systems. Thirteen of their people sacrificed themselves to be assimilated so they could spread the virus. Part of their plan depends on more Borg to find the vinculum and use it like a Typoid Mary to futher infect more Borg entities.

However, Captain Janeway wanted to keep the vinculum for a short period of time while they helped Seven recover from the vinculum's link. They decide to shut down the vinculum which was theorized would break Seven's link to it, and restore her sanity.

Meanwhile, the crew is having difficulty shutting down the vinculum, and Seven is having additional problems attempting to control the personalities from manifesting. Tuvok suggests a Vulcan mind meld, to help stablize her.

Unfortunately, shutting down the vinculum was against the aliens' wish, which began a small battle between the two ships. B'Elanna continues to try to shut down the vinculum with consoles exploding around her. She finally succeeds, and the vinculum is shut down. Once shut down, the vinculum is beamed into space, and the aliens break off their attack.

Background Information

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Links and References

Guest Stars

References

47; Battle of Wolf 359; Gregory Bergan; Blackwood; Borg; Boylan; DaiMon; Ferengi; Ferengi Health Commission; Galaxy class; Kadis-kot; Kelaran wildebeest; Lorot; USS Melbourne; Do'Raq Merash; mess hall; Ryson; Seven of Nine; Species 6339; Stone; Subaltern; USS Tombaugh; Torrot; Tuvok; vinculum; Vulcans; Vulcan High Command; Vulcan mind meld; Naomi Wildman; Wolf 359

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