Seven of Nine

Story: Scorpion, Part II
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1997

The second part of "Scorpion" is a decent conclusion to the Season 3 finale, and a solid start to the fourth season, even if it is slightly weaker than the initial installment. It introduces Seven of Nine, a character that goes on to be one of the more popular and important characters of this particular series.
The story shows the shaky alliance between Borg and Voyager, and the continuing disagreement of strategy between Janeway and Chakotay. I liked that once Janeway was out, Chakotay followed his gut and changed the plan, and didn’t blindly follow orders he clearly disagreed with (and really, who can blame him, the plan was dangerous). We also discover this whole war between Borg and 8472 was prompted by the Borg themselves, and that 8472 isn’t even from our galaxy...they were brought in by the Borg!

The episode is solid, it isn’t nearly as enjoyable and well written as the first part, but it gets the job done, which quite frankly tends to be an oddity with this series.

NEXT TIME: Integrating Seven