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krirby
Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 12:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Retrospect

EuroMIX - Wed, May 13, 2015 - 10:10pm (USA Central)
I am saddened, but not surprised, to see so many in this comment section alone presuming guilt with no evidence.

Innocent until PROVEN guilty; always. Due process is vital to any respectable society.

I don't think anyone is presuming guilty, they are just denying that it had to be for certain false recollections on sevens' part. I think the ending was left ambiguous on purpose. In the end the ship of Kovin blew up because of weapon overload, a while before the doctor explicitly stated that borg technology has the serious potential to backfire. Kovin also acts in a way that could be equally interpreted as guilty as well as just exceedingly anxious. The episode really goes out of its way to not provide a clear answer to what really happened.

I'm not entirely sure about this episode on a whole. I think the "ambiguous angle" thing is gutsy, but it also muddles the story somewhat. If Seven did have false recollections, then what triggered them? Just because she got stunned by a laser this could be adequate stimulation to make up such an elaborate story out of thin air? If you want to make a story where both explanations could be true at least be thorough so we're not left wondering about the technicalities instead of the central mystery. Also, I feel a sense of closure would've really benefited Sevens character and our perception of her. This is the first time Seven confronts her emotions and on top of that they make her deal also with pondering being violated and having to doubt her own recollection of memories! Like, if Janeway was at the center this could be explored much more succinctly but now the episodes tries to touch too many bases in too little time in my opinion. There wasn't enough time given to Seven at the ending to process the whole thing which leaves the whole thing kind of hanging in the air. Still a good episode though just overburdened itself.
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