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
network--UPN Alien Races: Ocampan
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.
This episode is the last episode that Kes is seen in as a regular character. The staff at Star Trek felt that Kes' character arc had been taken as far as it would go, so actress Jennifer Lien was released from her contract and asked to leave the show. However, Kes makes a guest aEthan Phillips (Neelix) once stated in an interview that a farewell scene between Neelix and Kes was taped, but it never made it into the final episode.ppearance in the season six episode "Fury".
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