The Gift
Episode 2 of 26 within Season Four. Item 69 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-170.
Joe Menosky - Writer
Anson Williams - Director
651 votes

Stardate: 51008--After the Voyager escapes the Borg Collective, most of Seven of Nine's cybernetic implants are removed and she must adapt to life as a human.

Elsewhere, Kes's mental powers increase rapidly and she must leave the Voyager before she loses control. Before her atoms break down and she enters a subatomic realm of energy and thought, Kes uses her powers to throw the Voyager 9.5 thousand light-years away, ten years closer to Earth and safely out of Borg space. 

original airdate--September 10,1997  rating--5.6 million


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Goof: Up until the moment when Seven fully realizes her isolation from the Collective, she generally refers to herself as "this drone" or "we/us", which is typical for a Collective-bound Borg. However, just after being awoken at the beginning, she accidentally says, "*I* can't hear the others", and later, when revived in sickbay, "What have you done to *me*?"

Trivia: Annika Hansen, a.k.a. Seven Of Nine, was born on Stardate 25479 at the Tendara Colony.

  • 47 Reference: As Seven helps Harry with the plasma relay, she is able to focus on a very small piece of equipment to see that it is Communication Node Starfleet ID 49547B.

Alien Races: Ocampan


"Unhappy with a new treaty, Federation colonists along the Cardassian border have banded together. Calling themselves 'The Maquis' they continue to fight the Cardassians.Some consider them heroes, but to the governments of the Federation and Cardassia, they are outlaws."

related items

Previous episode :
068 Scorpion (II)
Next episode :
070 Day of Honor
Related to this story :
067 Scorpion (I) (season finale)
  Star Trek: Voyager, Season Three
068 Scorpion (II)
  Star Trek: Voyager, Season Four

regional titles

The Gift
Le Don
Die Gabe
L'addio di Kes
El Obsequio