Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
"Scorpion" is actually a pretty damn fine finale. I know I’m not a huge fan of this series, I’m watching it almost purely out of OCD...but I’m not so adamant that the show can’t occasionally have strengths. Hell if this whole season had scripts as tight as this one, I wouldn’t find it so difficult to sit through this show so often.
I especially liked that while Janeway has yet another ridiculous and dangerous plan that could kill her whole crew based on the slim chance that it MIGHT guarantee a slightly faster route home, Chakotay calls her out on it. He points out that she often does this and this time he really can’t even back her up. It added believability to this often used premise. I hate that she is always risking everyones life for some little sliver of hope...but I hate even more that she is almost always right and her decisions are rarely questioned by the crew (barring a few “I dunno Cap’n” lines).
So the episode ends in cliffhanger with Janeway offering an alliance with the Borg...Voyager gives them a way to defeat Species 8472, Borg allow them to travel safely through Borg space...and before a decision is made 8472 show up to reek havoc on the Borg.
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