Original Airdate:1998-11-25
Production Number:203
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.

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Continuing on course for home, Voyager detects a debris field from a |Borg Cube. They decide to plot a course to avoid the debris because of the Borg's tendency to salvage any 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 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.

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. They were depending 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 attempting to re-assert the hive collective to her cortical implants.

Unfortunately, the crew was still having problems trying to shut the vinculum down, which was also against the will of the aliens, which began a small battle between the two ships.

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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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