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"Captain's Log, Stardate
48734.2. Sometimes it's a good idea to get away from being
Captain for a while. To that end, I've started participating in
a new holonovel. The setting is ancient England."
Mrs. Templeton: "The drawing room is in here. (opens doors)
Bridget, take Mrs. Davenport's cape, and tell Lord Burleigh that
Bridget: "Yes, ma'am."
Mrs. Templeton: "There's tea."
Janeway: "That would be lovely. Thank you."
Mrs. Templeton: "Tea is usually served at five thirty and
eight thirty. His lordship doesn't appreciate being
Janeway: "I'll be sure to be prompt."
Mrs. Templeton: "Let's make something clear, Mrs.
Davenport. My job is to make sure that this household runs
smoothly. I have been with Lord Burleigh for nearly twenty years
because this household runs smoothly. He has come to trust me,
and I will not brook any behaviour that might jeopardize that
trust, so you will be expected
to follow the rules that I have
Janeway: "Mrs. Templeton, I have no wish to do anything
that might disrupt this household but let me make something
perfectly clear. I've been hired by Lord Burleigh, and it's his
orders I will follow, not yours."
Mrs. Templeton: "You would be wise not to make an enemy
of me. I can make sure we have another governess by next week."
Janeway: "I suggest we try to get along, Mrs. Templeton.
Surely there's room here for both of us?"
Mrs. Templeton: "One lump or two?"
Janeway: "Two, please."
Mrs. Templeton: "Lord Burleigh will be here directly."
(Janeway goes to close a window flapping in the storm)
Lord Burleigh: "Forgive me. I've startled you."
Janeway: "I'm sorry. I didn't here you come in."
Lord Burleigh: "Mrs. Davenport, I'll come to the point. I
am not an easy man to live with. Since my wife died I'm told I'm
even worse. She was a buffer for me."
Janeway: "I understand."
Lord Burleigh: "The children are the ones who've
suffered. I've not been much of a father to them, and God knows
I can't be a mother. I'm not asking that you replace their
mother, but I think that they'll respond to a woman's
sensibilities. You might fill a void in their lives."
Janeway: "I'll certainly try, your Grace."
Lord Burleigh: "Young Henry is sometimes
a bit stubborn
and little Beatrice misses her mother terribly. I hope they
won't make things difficult for you. One thing above all I must
demand. You are never, under any circumstances, to go onto the
fourth floor. Is that clear?"
(Over Comm): "Bridge
to Captain Janeway."
ahead, Mister Kim."
Kim (Over Comm): "I've
got Commander Chakotay and Mister Tuvok's shuttlecraft on long
range sensors, but they're not responding to our hails. The
shuttle's been badly damaged. I'm reading multiple hull
Janeway (Over Comm): "Life
but they're very faint."
Janeway (Over Comm): "Beam
them to Sickbay as soon as they're in range. I'm on my way."
each taken a blast to the head by some kind of energy discharge.
Tuvok has a serious concussion but it's nothing I can't handle. As
for Commander Chakotay, all of the bioneural energy has been
extracted from his brain."
From the looks of it, someone drained the energy from every single
axon and dendrite right down to the synapses. I can keep his heart
beating and I can keep him breathing, but other than that there's
nothing I can do. He's brain dead."
attack lasted no more than a few seconds, but it was highly
effective. I feel Commander Chakotay and I are fortunate to be
had completed our trade mission with the Ilidarians and were on
course to the rendezvous point when we encountered a dark matter
nebula. As we began a routine analysis, an unidentified
and attacked our shuttle."
"Any idea why?"
They would not respond to our hails. We were hit by an energy
discharge which penetrated our shields and filled the cabin.
Commander Chakotay lost consciousness immediately, and I was barely
able to activate the autopilot before I was overcome as well."
"And the alien ship?"
last image I saw was the ship flying back into the nebula, but the
details are difficult to remember."
you tell me anything about the energy discharge? Its modulation or
There was no time for a detailed analysis. However, the shuttle's
sensors may have recorded information that could be helpful. I will
download the sensor logs."
"Why would someone want to
extract his bioneural energy?"
don't know, but if I'm to have any hope of reviving him, I must know
precisely how his neurons were depleted. It would be a great help if
I could examine the weapon."
"We're going back to that
nebula to try to find the ship that attacked you. Janeway to Bridge.
Prepare to lay in a new
course. Mister Tuvok will provide you with
Paris (Over Comm): "Aye,
"We'll keep you posted,
"It sounds to me like a
perfect hiding place."
"I don't like the idea of
going in there blind. Let me see if I can reconfigure the sensors to
a multiphasic bandwidth."
there a problem?"
"I've lost all sensor
contact with the nebula. I don't understand. Wait a minute, we've
altered course. Mister Paris?"
new heading is one twenty one mark six. We've completely come about,
Captain, but it wasn't me."
"Mister Kim, check the
navigational computer. Who ordered the course change?"
"According to my readings,
the command was issued from the conn."
telling you, it wasn't me, and the helm controls are
perfectly. No sign of a malfunction."
"Ensign, transfer helm
control to your station and reset our original course.
Course laid in."
"Mister Paris, I want you
to run a full diagnostic on the conn. station. See if you can
isolate the problem."
Doctor: "You might have asked before adorning my sickbay
with animal remains."
Torres: "It's a medicine wheel, a talisman used by
Chakotay's tribe. He once showed me how it works. He said if
anything ever happened to him, that I should perform a special
Torres: "The wheel represents both the universe outside
universe inside our minds as well. They believe each is
a reflection of the other. When a person is sleeping, or on a
vision quest, it's said that his soul is walking the wheel. But
if he's in a coma or near death, it means that he's gotten lost.
These stones are signposts to help point the way back. Not
exactly standard medical procedure, I know, but..."
Doctor: "You've placed the Coyote Stone at the crossroads
fifth and sixth realms, which would divert Commander Chakotay's soul, that is his consciousness, into the Mountains
of the Antelope Women. According to his tradition, an extremely
attractive locale. He might not want to leave."
Torres: "How do you know about the medicine wheel?"
Doctor: "It's my business to know about a variety of
medical treatments, including those based on psycho-spiritual
Unfortunately, in this case, the medicine wheel won't
be much help. There's just not enough of his mind left to work
Torres: "Find your way home, Commander."
Kes: "It's like sensing some kind of presence, as if someone
else were here."
Neelix: "Your telepathic senses again. Is this like last
week when you went into Sickbay and you knew Lieutenant Hargrove
had been there, only he'd left hours before?
Kes: It's not the same. That was like, like hearing faint
music from a faraway place. When I was in my quarters just
Neelix: "Mm hmm?"
Kes: "It was almost tangible. I felt like there was
someone in the room with me."
Neelix: "Who was it?"
Kes: "I don't know. A presence, that's all I can say."
Durst: "Warp engines still within normal parameters,
Janeway: "We just changed course again. Mister Kim?"
Kim: "Our new heading is one twenty one mark six."
Janeway: "Get us back on course."
Kim: "The helm's not responding. I'm locked out."
command station has been blocked."
Janeway: From where?"
lockout originated on deck twelve, section B seven, navigational
if you can re-establish control."
checked every ODN junction in the helm control network, and I still
can't find the problem."
seems we've developed a new problem while you were gone."
us back on course for the nebula. Janeway to Torres."
Torres: (Over Comm): "Torres
in the navigational control?"
Torres: (Over Comm): "No
one right now. I was there this morning, and Lieutenant Paris was in
there just a few minutes ago."
you certain about that, B'Elanna?"
Torres: (Over Comm): "Positive.
I just saw him leave about five minutes ago."
out. Explanation, Mister Paris?"
passed by the navigational control on my way back from the Jefferies
tube, but that's all. Am I being accused of something here?"
are merely following a line of deductive reasoning, Lieutenant. Both
deviations from our course were apparently issued from locations
where you were working."
telling you, I didn't do it."
I'm willing to rule out mutiny for time being. I believe you, Mister
Paris, but we have to consider the possibility that you might be
having a problem with your memory. I want you to go down to Sickbay.
Have the doctor check you out."
Doctor: "Neurotransmitters at normal,
synaptic functions stable. Hold still. This is an extremely
Paris: "What I wouldn't give to see good old Doc Brown right now."
Paris: "Doc Brown. Lollipops in the waiting room, no holo-comic books
more than six months old, house calls. I caught a bad cold one time
when I was nine years old. The doctor whipped up a pot of
soup and brought it over himself."
Tuvok: "Your report, Doctor?"
Doctor: "I still have a series of tests to perform, but other than his
irritating lapses into nostalgia, I see nothing wrong with him."
Paris: "I guess you're going to have to round up another suspect, Tuvok."
Tuvok: "On the contrary, Lieutenant. I ran a forensic sweep of the
navigational control. I found traces of your DNA on the console."
Paris: "That's impossible."
Tuvok: "The cellular residue you left behind is less than twelve
hours old. Do you still wish to maintain your innocence?"
Paris: "To be honest, I don't know what to think."
Doctor: "Perhaps my biomolecular scan will reveal something."
Tuvok: "Keep me informed, Doctor."
Tuvok: "I believe I have found the ion
trail of the ship that attacked us. It leads directly into the dark
matter nebula.This is the nebula, and this is the ion trail. As you can see, their
flight path is highly erratic."
Janeway: "These planetoids inside the nebula, they may be generating
a dangerous gravitational effect, like storm currents. Chances are
they've mapped those currents and they're taking the
only safe way
Tuvok: "A reasonable assumption. I recommend we follow their exact
Janeway: "Agreed. Lay in a course to the..."
Kim: "Captain, we're dropping to impulse power. I'm reading a massive
energy drain all over the ship, and the warp core is shutting down."
Janeway: "Bridge to Engineering. Report. Lieutenant Torres,
please respond. Mister Kim, take the Bridge. Tuvok, you're with me."
Janeway: "Torres, what's going on?"
Janeway: "You've initiated an emergency warp core shutdown."
Janeway: "Too late. The warp core is offline. It'll take at
least two hours to regenerate the dilithium matrix. Ensign, get the
rest of the systems back on line. Apparently, you've just crashed
computer, locked out the Bridge and stopped this ship cold.
Do you want to tell me why?"
Torres: "Captain, I don't know what you're talking about."
Janeway: "What the hell is going on here?"
Doctor: "I found something, and you're not
going to like it. This is Mister Paris' memory engram for the last
twenty four hours. As you can see, it has a very consistent and
distinctive modulation, except at thirteen fifty hours. For one
minute forty seven seconds, a different memory pattern appeared.
Thirteen fifty hours is also the exact moment when Mister Paris
presumably tampered with Navigational Control. It gets worse. In
addition to that, there is
another disruption at twelve oh two
hours, the moment when he allegedly entered the new course at the
helm. I also found there's an identical disruption in Lieutenant
Torres's pattern at the moment she shut down warp power. I should
point out that this is a neuroelectrical signature, what I believe
to be another brain wave that was superimposed on their own."
Paris: "Another brain wave? Whose?"
Doctor: "I don't know. It has an unusual energy signature, one I've
never seen before."
Janeway: "Doctor, what are you saying?"
Doctor: "One possible explanation, and the only one I can think of at
the moment, is that an unknown alien entity momentarily took control
of their minds."
Tuvok: "Intruder alert. All security personnel, go to Condition four.
Captain, it is possible the intruder returned with us in the
Janeway: "If we're right and there is an alien here, it seems intent
on preventing us from going back to the nebula. What's more, it
seems to have the ability to jump from person to person. If that's
true, it could be in any one of us, controlling our actions without
us realising it."
Doctor: "Well, except for me."
Paris: "That's true. So far it's only affected organic beings. If it
could control the computer and navigational systems directly, it
probably would've done it already."
Janeway: "Which means the doctor is the only person on board we can
trust at this moment. Doctor, until we have eliminated this alien
presence, I can't take the risk that it could take over any of the
senior officers. I'd like to transfer all command codes to you until
Doctor: "What would that mean? That I am in command?"
Janeway: "No, but you will act as a failsafe. If you feel at any time
that any one of us are under the influence of the alien, you can
countermand our orders and take control of the ship. Do you feel up
Doctor: "Well of course. I make life and death decisions every day."
Paris: "I feel better already."
Janeway: "Computer, transfer all command codes to the holographic
doctor. Authorisation Janeway eight four one alpha six five."
Computer: "Command code transfer complete."
Kes: "Captain, I heard what's happened. I
think you're right, there is an alien presence here, I've been
sensing something unusual all day. I don't know how to describe it,
but I know there's something here."
Janeway: "Do you know where?"
Kes: "No, just that it's on the ship."
Tuvok: "Captain, Kes's telepathic abilities are undisciplined. If I
could initiate a Vulcan mind-meld with her, I may be able to help
her focus those abilities to detect the alien more accurately."
Kes: "I'm willing to do that."
Janeway: "Very well. Proceed, Mister Tuvok."
Janeway: "Captain's log, supplemental.
It appears that Mister Tuvok and Kes were both hit by an
unidentified energy discharge. Tuvok was not badly hurt, but Kes is
in a coma."
Tuvok: "It was similar to the attack on the shuttlecraft. An
energy discharge came through the bulkhead, filled the turbolift
and hit both of us."
Torres: "We didn't pick up a discharge of any kind on the
Tuvok: "Perhaps this type of energy is beyond our sensor
Janeway: "Perhaps, but that discharge had to come from somewhere."
Paris: "The most thorough scanning device we have on board is a magneton scanner. We could search the ship centimetre by
centimetre but that wouldn't do much good. This alien could be
anywhere at any time."
Torres: "But what if we could perform a magneton scan on the
entire ship all at once?"
Janeway: "What do you suggest?"
Torres: "A magneton flash-scan. We could reconfigure every sensor
array on the ship to emit a single burst. It might be enough to
illuminate any anomalous energy. Harry, what do you think?"
(he doesn't immediately reply, so Tuvok draws a phaser and
Torres runs a tricorder over him)
Kim: "Whoa. What did I do?"
Tuvok: "Stay where you are, Mister Kim."
Torres: "I don't see anything unusual, but that doesn't mean
Janeway: "Mister Kim, what were you doing just now?"
Kim: "I was just thinking. I was remembering an old study I saw
about magneton scanners. I guess my mind started to wander a
Janeway: "I'm very disturbed by what just happened here. We don't
have any idea what occurs when someone is occupied by this alien
presence. If we start pointing a finger every time someone gets
distracted, it won't be long before outright paranoia starts
sweeping the ship. Tuvok, B'Elanna, I want you to get started on
that magneton flash-scan. It's worth a try. Dismissed."
that's not all. Ensign Parsons ordered his pejuta cold."
"He always drinks it hot. Hot! With lemon. But not today.
Today it's cold pejuta, hold the lemon."
"Mister Neelix, just because a man changes his drink order
doesn't mean he's possessed by an alien."
"Nevertheless, don't you think you should scan him or
dissect him or something, just to make sure?"
"I could examine every crew member you've mentioned so far,
every person on board, for that matter and it wouldn't do any
good. From what we can tell, the alien can jump from person to
person at will."
"It sounds to me like you're defending Ensign Parsons."
"I'm not defending him, I'm just pointing out that you're
acting a little paranoid. In fact, one could say you're acting a
little too paranoid."
"Are you suggesting that I, that I could possibly?
Doctor, I can assure you, not even an alien intruder could make
me do anything to hurt Kes."
"All I'm suggesting, Mister Neelix, is that paranoia is only
going to aggravate your already precarious emotional condition.
Try to relax. I don't think Kes has suffered any permanent
neurological damage. I'll let you know the moment I've had any
success in reviving her."
"I'll be back as soon as you wake, dearest. And don't
worry, you're in good hands. Thank you, Doctor."
(Tuvok walks in
as Neelix walks out)
"What are you doing?"
"I am reconfiguring the sensor relays on the ship. This
will only take a minute."
"Must you do it now? I'm in the middle of a treatment."
"I am sorry, Doctor. Captain's orders. How is she?"
"No irreparable damage. In fact, her injuries are quite
different from Commander Chakotay's. Her bioneural energy is
completely intact, and I'm curious about these contusions on her
neck and shoulder. They're not consistent with an energy
discharge. They look more like wounds sustained during a
"Odd. There was no physical struggle that I can recall."
"I just don't understand it. The only thing these injuries
come close to resembling is an extreme trauma to the trapezius
nerve bundle. It's as though her nerve fibres have been
Janeway: "Come in."
Tuvok: "Lieutenant Torres and I will be ready to initiate the magneton scan in approximately two hours. You should be aware
that it will be a high-intensity burst. It will cause dizziness
and disorientation in all crew members, including myself, for
Janeway: "Make a ship-wide announcement before you initiate the
Tuvok: "Aye, Captain. There is another matter of some concern. It
appears that Kes's injuries were not caused by an energy
discharge. The doctor has found evidence that she was physically
Janeway: "Assaulted? But you weren't physically assaulted."
Tuvok: "That is correct."
Janeway: "Is it possible that you inflicted her wounds?"
Janeway: "Maybe you were inhabited by the alien at that moment."
Tuvok: "It is possible. Perhaps we should have the doctor run a
neurological scan to see if I show a memory disruption."
Janeway: "Agreed. Janeway to Sickbay. Computer, activate
Emergency Medical Holographic System."
Computer: "Unable to comply. The EMH program has been disabled."
Janeway: "Disabled? By whom?"
Janeway: "The Doctor's initialisation routine has been locked
out. It's encrypted. I can't reactivate the program."
Tuvok: "It appears the lockout originated somewhere above deck
Janeway: "Why would someone deactivate the Doctor?"
Tuvok: "The Doctor does hold the command codes to Voyager."
Janeway: "Yes, but once he was deactivated the codes
automatically reverted back to me."
Tuvok: "If we assume the alien could not take over the
holographic doctor, then logically it would try to force the
command codes back
into a humanoid host."
Janeway: "Me. It's too dangerous for one person to retain the
command codes at this point. I suggest we divide my command
protocols into two code groupings."
Tuvok: "A sensible precaution."
Janeway: "You would be the reasonable choice to hold the second
grouping, if there's any such thing as a reasonable choice right
The alien could occupy either one of us at any time."
Tuvok: "But presumably, not both of us at the same time."
Janeway: "I'll tell the bridge crew the plan. We'll all have to
act as checks and balances for each other."
(Both walk onto
Janeway: "I want you all to be aware of something that has
happened, something I must assume was due to the alien. The
Doctor has been deactivated, and we can't get him back online. I
have decided to divide my command protocols."
Tuvok: "Captain? (she hits him, knocking him down. He draws a phaser but she kicks it out of his hand) Stun her, she's the
alien!" (Paris fires and she falls. Then Kim pulls his phaser and
Paris disarms him. Next up is Durst but he misses Tuvok, who
then stuns all in a wide burst)
Paris: "That should do it, Captain."
Janeway: "Thank you, Mister Paris. I feel better already. Any luck
getting the Doctor back on line?"
Kim: "Not yet. Whoever did this put up one hell of a roadblock. I'm
going to have to break through at least six levels of encryption to
access the holo-emitters."
Janeway: "How long is it going to take?"
Kim: "Two, maybe three hours."
Torres (Over Comm): "Torres to Janeway."
Janeway: Go ahead."
Torres (Over Comm): "Captain, can you come down to Engineering? There's
something here I think you should see."
Janeway: "I'm on my way. Mister Paris, you're our temporary medic
until the Doctor returns."
Janeway: "Ensign, I need you on the Bridge."
Janeway: "Mister Tuvok, can you
locate the ion trail of the alien ship that attacked you?
Tuvok: I believe so. Mister Kim, lay in that course. Shields are
at maximum, Captain. All preparations for entering the nebula
Paris: "Captain, I've finished the bioanalysis the doctor was
running on Kes before he was deactivated. I think he was on to
If I'm interpreting his data correctly, the bruises
on Kes's neck and shoulders were the result of a Vulcan neck
Tuvok: "I have no memory of injuring Kes. Perhaps I was occupied
by the alien at that time."
Janeway: "Perhaps so, but then, why does it keep attacking you?
In three separate instances now, it's assaulted you."
Tuvok: "I am the Chief of Security. It may see me as a particular
Janeway: "So far, you've posed no greater threat than anyone
else, and yet it keeps going after you."
Tuvok: "Captain, I believe you are having a typically human
response to circumstances which are frightening and
inexplicable, commonly known as paranoia."
Janeway: "Maybe, but I don't think it's paranoia that's keeping
me from picking up this ion trail of yours. What bandwidth are
Tuvok: "I'm using a multiphasic scan. If you examine the alpha
K-band, you will see it."
Janeway: "Yes, here it is. A very interesting ion trail. There's
no sign of any subspace distortions in its wake. According to
these readings, it's a ship without engines. You're lying, Tuvok. There is
no alien ship, and there never was. We're not
going inside that nebula until we get some answers. Mister Kim,
reverse course and ..."
Tuvok: (draws phaser) "Belay that order. That is exactly what the
alien has been trying to do, keep us from entering the nebula. I
suspect the captain has been occupied. I am relieving her of
command. Ensign, proceed into the nebula, one-half impulse."
Janeway: "Don't do it, Harry."
Tuvok: "Now, Ensign."
Kim: "No, sir, I won't do it."
Tuvok: "I must inform you this phaser is on wide beam dispersal
and set to kill. I am taking command of this Bridge. I must ask
you all to stand together where I can see you. Step away from
the console, Ensign."
Durst: "Captain, we're entering the nebula."
Kim: "Captain, I'm picking up some
kind of energy pulses in the nebula, highly coherent with a
Janeway: "Life forms."
Kim: "And they're heading this way."
Janeway: (to Tuvok) "Those beings out there, are they your
Tuvok: "We are the Komar. This is our domain."
Engineering, Torres suddenly stiffens then goes to a control
panel and does something. The ship jolts.)
"The warp core's been ejected."
"No. No! We must continue."
"Torres to Bridge. Captain I think I was just taken
over by the alien. One second I was working the plasma
and the next thing I knew, I was ejecting the warp core."
"Acknowledged, Lieutenant. Stand by."
"I don't get it. If the alien's in Tuvok, how could it be
down in Engineering at the same time?"
"I don't know, unless there are two aliens."
"Wait a minute. Lieutenant Torres isn't authorised to
the warp core on her own. That requires a command code
authorisation. Computer, who authorised the ejection of the warp
"The authorisation was entered by Commander Chakotay."
"How is that possible?"
"The alien in Tuvok wants us in that nebula, but there's
another presence that's been trying to keep us out. It doesn't
make sense, unless it's Chakotay and he knows we'll be in danger
if we go in there."
"But he's in Sickbay. He's brain dead."
"Maybe not. Maybe his neural energy was displaced
somehow and he's able to move from person to person."
"Tuvok's engaged emergency thrusters. We're moving again,
Janeway: "You brought us here, for what?
To extract our neural energy?"
Tuvok: "Very perceptive, Captain. The collective neural energy of
your crew will sustain my people for years to come."
Janeway: "You don't have to do this. Maybe we can help you find
another source of energy."
Kim: "Captain, we're under attack. We're being bombarded by the
(Janeway activates the flash-scan. Paris gets Tuvok's phaser off him
while he's blinded. He collapses and something leaves him and goes
through the bulkhead)
"I'm not having any luck. Tuvok deleted the navigational
logs as he went along. He wanted to make sure we didn't get out
Neelix (Over Comm):
"Neelix to Bridge."
Neelix (Over Comm):
"Captain, I can't be sure but I think I was just
taken over by the alien. And I've done something very strange.
rearranged the stones on the medicine wheel.
Janeway: If it's Chakotay, maybe he's trying to tell us
something. Mister Kim, activate sickbay visual relay sixteen and
put it on the view screen."
"What is it? What does it mean? Is it a code, a message?"
"Or a map?"
"Computer, overlay a star map of the nebula on the
current viewscreen image."
"The stones are in the same position as those three
planetoids. Chakotay must be using them to point a way out."
"Mister Kim, lay in a course that takes us along a line
connecting those three planetoids. Engage."
Janeway: "Captain's log, Stardate 48735.9. We
have returned to the co-ordinates where we ejected the warp core
and have successfully retrieved it. Now we're hoping the Doctor
will be able to successfully reintegrate Commander Chakotay's
Janeway: "Did it work?"
Doctor: "It appears so. Commander. Can you hear me?"
Chakotay: "Yes. I'm a little dizzy, but I think I'm all here."
Torres: "How did you manage to reintegrate his consciousness?"
Doctor: "It involved three neural transceivers, two cortical stimulators
and fifty gigaquads of computer memory. I would be happy to take you
through the process, but it would take at least
ten hours to explain
it all to you. Needless to say, it was a remarkable procedure. I
would consider writing a paper about it if there were a convenient
forum in which to publish it."
Janeway: "What happened, Commander?"
Chakotay: "After the attack on the shuttle, I had the sensation of
floating above my own body. I thought I was dead."
Janeway: "And when the shuttle returned to Voyager you were still
Chakotay: Yes. I couldn't speak, I couldn't touch anything, but then
I found if I concentrated on someone who was in the room with me I
could share their consciousness. At first I could only do little
things with the host's body. Push buttons, work a console. As time
went on, it became easier to do more. I'm sorry I had to knock you
Tuvok: "No apology is necessary."
Janeway: "Good job, Commander, and welcome back."
Chakotay: "To be honest, I feel like I never left."