Oh, oh...
Oh, Gallia nectar, from a blossom
which only grows near a certain lake on Paxau
and blooms once every six years.
Specialty of the house.
This is a real place?
The Paxau resort was the place to go on Talax
for serious relaxation and some, uh, personal pampering.
lt was very exclusive.
You had to be rich and privileged
or know someone rich and privileged
who owed you a favor.
l'd say if anyone deserves and needs a little pampering
it's this crew.
Don't you feel
as if all your cares are just light-years away?
Yeah, it's nice.
l'm certainly open to any suggestions
for perfecting the program.
Maybe it could use a little more, uh...
Loosen it up.
Yeah, right.
Like this guy.
He's so... um...
Computer, give the waiter a more casual look.
And have him serve Rekarri starbursts all around.
Now what we need around here are some more people.
Computer, add characters from Kim Sport Program Theta-2.
What sport would that be exactly?
They're a championship team.
Gold medal winners in 2216.
No wonder your game's improved.
You know, this would be even better with more upbeat music.
Computer, access the cultural database
and create musicians from...
Earth's Caribbean region.
Now this is relaxing.
More drinks for everyone!
And bring out some spicy paraka wings.
You can't have a party without food.
All senior officers report to the Bridge.
Ah, great program, Neelix.
Save it for us, will you?
l certainly will.
Hey, how can you listen to this
without feeling the urge to dance?
Sick Bay to Kes.
Please report here immediately.
l've been informed we may have incoming casualties.
On my way, Doctor.
Captain, sensor readings indicate
that radiation inside the alien vessel
is rising to toxic levels.
The life signs of the passengers are growing weaker.
Their warp core is heavily damaged.
lt's leaking drive plasma and gamma radiation.
lt could breach any time.
Can we beam the passengers out through all that radiation?
Not from here.
We'd have to get within 5,000 kilometers.
At that range, we'll be at risk if their engine core explodes.
Lieutenant, take us into range.
Aye, Captain.
Closing to within 5,000 kilometers.
l'm diverting more power to the targeting scanners,
trying to get a pattern lock.
There's still too much interference.
A little closer, Tom.
Captain, l'm reading an energy buildup
in the reaction chamber.
Mr. Kim.
l've got a lock.
lnitiating transport.
They're losing antimatter containment.
Shields up. Move us away.
Aye, Captain.
All major systems are undamaged.
l've got them, Captain.
All three passengers are in Sick Bay.
l'm impressed.
Start with the dermal regenerator
on the worst of the radiation burns
and scan for contamination of the surrounding tissue.
lt's all right. lt's all right.
We're taking care of you now.
You must lie still.
You have internal injuries.
My husband. ls he all right?
l'll sedate you if necessary.
Doctor, his heart stopped.
He's not responding to cardiac induction.
Give him 20 milligrams of lectrazine.
No effect.
His biochemistry is incompatible with our medications.
No synaptic activity.
The tissue damage is too extensive.
There's nothing more l can do for him.
Record the time.
No, you must save him!
l am so sorry.
He can't be gone.
He can't.
lt was horrible.
They chased us across half the sector.
We were finally able to fight them off,
but not before our own ship was damaged.
Do you know who was chasing you?
This particular trade route
has always been plagued by mercenaries and thieves.
l'm sure they wanted to take our ship
and hold us for ransom.
l'm a very prominent physician
and Nori is a cousin of the Autarch.
We're grateful for your help, Captain.
We're complete strangers to you, but we owe you our lives.
l regret that we weren't able to save your husband as well.
l know your medical staff did everything they could.
And Kes has been so kind and compassionate
that l don't think l could be making it through this time
without her.
l certainly hope that bringing us home
won't take you too far out of your way.
Not at all.
We'll reach llari in less than two days.
When we arrive,
l am sure that the Autarch will want to thank you personally.
l'll be very pleased to meet him.
Hello, B'Elanna.
Good to see you, too.
l was hoping you'd be Kes.
She was supposed to meet me here 20 minutes ago.
lt's not like her to be late.
She must have gotten held up with some work.
l wasn't sure you'd enjoy the program
with the new modifications Harry and Tom added.
Well, l've made a few modifications of my own.
Thank you.
Great program, Neelix.
Computer, locate Kes.
Kes is in Transporter Room 1.
Don't you worry about using a device
that takes apart your molecules
and sends them flying through space?
There are all kinds of safety procedures and backup systems
to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Neelix to Kes.
Kes here.
l hope you didn't forget our lunch date in the holodeck?
l'm sorry. l'll be right there.
l have to go.
l'll see you later.
Are you feeling all right, sweeting?
lt's just a slight headache.
Well, we should get you to Sick Bay.
l'll be fine.
After lunch...
we could go out for a sail.
That sounds nice.
But can we do it some other time?
l promised to show Nori and Adin
the airponics bay this afternoon.
You certainly seem to have hit it off with our guests.
You've been nearly inseparable since they got here.
Nori really needs a friend right now.
l want to be there for her.
So l hope you understand that l'll be busy
with her and Adin for the next few days.
We can keep them busy together.
l'll arrange so many fun activities,
Nori won't have time to be sad.
We can start with a lovely picnic...
This is typical of you, Neelix.
What? Wanting to help?
lt bothers you that l'm making friends of my own.
You always have to involve yourself somehow.
Why, l...
l certainly don't mean to intrude on your friendships.
You can spend time with anyone you want.
As long as l still spend most of it with you.
No. l...
l'd hope that you would want to be with me
at least some of the time.
lt's not a duty or an obligation.
Well, sometimes it feels that way.
lf you feel this way, why haven't you said so before?
l never realized a relationship could be any different.
l've never been with anyone but you.
lt might be a good idea...
for both of us to spend some time apart.
l'm sorry.
Captain's Log, Stardate 50348.1.
We've entered orbit around llari
and sent a message to the Autarch
inviting him to visit the ship.
lnstead, he'll be sending an official representative.
The Autarch might have taken
a personal interest in our welfare.
l'm sure he does.
Our message made it very clear
that you had both completely recovered.
l'm so glad you could join us.
Beam our guest aboard.
l'm Captain Kathryn Janeway...
Commander, a phaser has been fired in Transporter Room 1.
Bridge to Janeway.
Emergency in Transporter Room...
They've activated a security alert.
Seal the door like l showed you.
There's a transport in progress.
Block it.
l'm locked out.
Commander, it's one of the shuttlecraft.
Someone's beaming it into space.
They're right outside the door.
Everyone on the transporter pad now.
You're sure this is safe?
Maybe you'd rather stay here.
Commander, three people just beamed to the shuttle--
the two llari... and Kes.
Lock on a tractor beam.
l'm trying, but the shields
around the shuttle have been altered.
They're scattering the beam.
Target phasers at their engine core
just enough to knock out propulsion.
lt's too late.
They've gone to warp.
Set a course to follow them.
l can't find the shuttle's warp trail.
There's no sign of them on long-range sensors.
Transporter Room to Bridge.
Ensign Martin and the llari representative are dead.
The Captain is injured and has been beamed to Sick Bay.
lt looks like the shuttle's plasma injectors
were remodulated to suppress their warp signature.
l wouldn't think it was possible
to make those adjustments so quickly.
lt takes some incredibly precise calibrations.
Someone on that shuttle really knows what they're doing.
They didn't follow us.
Of course not.
They're still trying to figure out what happened.
What's wrong? Does your head hurt?
A little. lt's nothing.
Adin should take a look.
l said it's nothing!
You're worse than that Talaxian.
We're in position over the encampment now.
Looks like Resh has assembled the troops right on schedule.
400 men just waiting for your orders.
Maybe we should give them some.
What is this?
Nori, l heard your ship had been destroyed.
You didn't think l'd let a little accident
stop me, do you?
That's Tieran?
The host body you were expecting is dead.
Fortunately, a young nurse was with me at the right time
and she's provided me
with a very suitable replacement.
Well, l'm very relieved you survived.
Oh, l'm sure you are, at least for your own ambitions.
l want you to advance my troops to the northern ridge.
But we can't go ahead with the attack now.
Are you questioning my orders?
This is insane.
We've spent years planning this--
every move, every detail,
and now, suddenly
our leader's been reduced to a little girl?
l've been exploring the mind of this little girl
and l've discovered some rather interesting abilities.
She had barely begun to tap into them.
lt's a good thing l came along, so all that wasted potential
could be turned to a greater purpose.
Now, should l continue the demonstration
or do l have your loyalty?
You shall have it...
Captain's Log, Stardate 50351.4.
We're holding a meeting with Demmas,
the Autarch's eldest son and heir,
in an effort to understand the recent hostile activity.
l'm sure they really wanted to kill my father.
He's the one they invited up to your ship.
Nori and Adin are known to be political extremists.
How could Kes be involved?
l may be able to explain that.
You mentioned that she was
with the third patient when he died?
That's right. Why?
l believe your crew member has been inhabited
by the consciousness of a very dangerous man named Tieran.
Who is that?
What does he want with Kes?
Oh, l know exactly what he wants--
to overthrow my family's government
and to reinstate himself as the Autarch.
He has held title before?
Tieran ruled llari over two centuries ago.
He was a war hero, a brilliant military leader.
He brought security and stability
during a difficult time in our history.
But in peacetime...
he began to treat his own subjects as enemies.
He became convinced everyone was a potential traitor.
At some point, your people must have rebelled.
They did, led by one of my ancestors.
They laid siege to the lmperial Hall for over a year,
and the city around it was burned to the ground,
but Tieran was finally defeated.
And yet, you believe that he,
or at least his consciousness, has survived.
During his reign, he became obsessed with his own mortality.
He spent most of his time and llari's resources
searching for ways to overcome death.
Somehow, he's discovered a way to transfer his own mind
into someone else's body as he's done with Kes.
So he's been controlling her.
Yes. Completely.
But she...
he knew things about Kes's life.
He acted enough like Kes to fool us all.
The real Kes must still be in there somewhere.
Tieran may have access to her memories and her feelings,
but the Kes you know...
is lost.
l'm very sorry.
l'm not prepared to accept that yet.
Examine the body of the man who died.
We need more information about how the transfer works
if we want to get Kes back.
That's certainly worth exploring, Captain,
but our priority must be to stop Tieran
by force if necessary.
Voyager is a powerful ship.
You may be considering force,
but my only intention is to rescue Kes
and remove Tieran's consciousness.
That should serve both our interests.
You don't understand what's at stake here, Captain.
You must help me to defend my people.
Bridge to the Captain.
Go ahead.
We've located the missing shuttle.
On my way.
Let's hope we can put an end to this right now.
They entered orbit
then dropped their shields and cut their engines.
There's a residual trace of transporter activity.
lt looks like four people beamed from the shuttle to the surface.
They're in the main chamber of the lmperial Hall.
Lock onto those patterns and beam them back to Voyager.
l can't. Some kind of interference
has gone up around the whole structure.
He's after my family.
My father and brother are down there.
Ah, the venerated Autarch.
l've been looking forward to meeting you for a long time.
Where's his brother?
l don't know. He should have been here.
Get him out of here!
Lock him up.
l think l've located the brother.
According to security logs,
Demmas was transported to Voyager over an hour ago.
He's going to be a problem,
but we'll have to deal with him at another time.
Give me the talisman.
This was stolen from me 200 years ago,
and l've dedicated every moment since to putting it back...
where it belongs.
Loyalty and service to the new Autarch.
Loyalty and service.
l want you to pay a visit
to my supporters in the Yaro province.
Give them all new titles, whatever l promised.
And, of course, l couldn't overlook
your faithful service.
l think the title First Castellan suits you very well.
l feel like l've finally come home again,
but it's hardly as l left it.
My portrait should be hanging here.
As for the rest of this nonsense,
it's nothing more than a useless display of wealth
as if the first Autarch needs to impress anyone.
l want it all cleared out of here!
Everything should look as it did during my reign.
l trust you'll take care of all that.
And we'll need some new servants, too.
What is it? You don't look happy.
l'm happy that we've accomplished our goal,
but... there have been some unexpected changes
and l don't know how they'll affect our future together.
l don't even know if l'm still your wife.
Forgive me.
l haven't considered how unsettling this must be for you.
Don't worry.
You know how much l depend on you.
Your loyalty and encouragement
have helped make this victory possible.
l'll share everything with you, just as l always promised.
Now l'm afraid l have business to attend to.
Leave him here.
Everyone else is dismissed.
Ameron, you and l haven't had a chance to get acquainted.
l'm Tieran.
l like the way you say that.
You and l didn't get off to a very good start, did we?
You murdered my father right in front of me.
l shouldn't have let you watch that.
l'm sorry.
But his death was necessary to make room for his successor.
Demmas is the rightful heir, not you.
How many times have people said the very same thing to you?
lt must have been hard to hear every day.
The constant reminder
that your brother is destined to be ruler
just because he was lucky enough to be born first.
l don't think that's fair, do you?
lt's the law.
Doesn't have to be.
lt can change.
Demmas is off hiding on some alien ship
and you're here... with me.
l'm sure it's an opportunity you've always dreamed of--
to prove that you're really the natural leader
and not just a weak copy of your father.
Now you can have that chance, if you're willing to take it.
You mean if l join you.
We have so much to offer each other.
Your heritage would help solidify my claim,
and in return, l could give you power, real power
to control the lives of millions of people
to reward your friends,
punish your enemies.
Everything you want can be yours for the asking.
After what you've done?
That's all in the past.
You should be thinking about the future.
Would you rather be a martyr to your brother's cause...
or rule by my side?
Captain's Log, supplemental.
Demmas has decided to remain on board Voyager
for the time being, but continues to monitor
the worsening situation on llari.
This coup attempt is turning my people against each other.
They're splitting into factions--
mine and Tieran's.
Whom does the law recognize as Autarch?
Officially, l inherited my father's title upon his death,
but this isn't a matter of law.
lt's about loyalty.
Some people will follow whoever has more power,
and right now, that's Tieran.
He's gaining support every day.
He's already recruited some of my less reliable allies,
which... may include...
my brother...
Your brother?
l assumed he'd been killed.
So did l,
until l learned otherwise from sources on llari.
Tieran spared his life,
no doubt in order to win his loyalty.
Ameron's always been easily swayed.
And you believe he would betray you?
That's very possible.
And if he does,
there will be no way to avoid a civil war.
l must strike now before Tieran is fully prepared.
There are always alternatives to war.
Before you send in your fleet,
l suggest we hear from the Doctor
and consider the possibility
of removing Tieran from Kes safely.
l've identified the transfer mechanism.
This cortical implant was automatically activated
at the moment of death.
lt enhanced Tieran's neural pattern
and sent it out along the peripheral nerves.
The actual transfer took place through these
bioelectric microfibers.
When they came in direct contact
with Kes, they transmitted Tieran's pattern
up through her nervous system and into her brain.
l assume Tieran would implant a device like this
in his new body as quickly as possible.
Perhaps we can use that to our advantage.
My thoughts exactly.
This synaptic stimulator
will tap into the implant in Kes's body
and remove the alien neural pattern.
Then her own consciousness can take over.
Yes, but how close would you have to get
to use this device?
To be fully effective, it would have to come
in direct contact with her skin.
lf l could get anywhere near her,
l'd use a thoron rifle to be absolutely sure.
Not if you want my help.
Kes is still a member of this crew
under my protection.
l'm very sorry she got caught in the middle of this, Captain,
but too many other innocent lives
have already been lost, including my father's.
Then let's work together to prevent any more deaths.
Don't risk the lives of your soldiers
until you've exhausted every option.
What exactly do you suggest?
lf Tieran is anticipating an attack by your fleet,
he may not be guarding as carefully
against an individual infiltrating the lmperial Hall.
l believe l would be able to get close enough to Kes
to use the Doctor's device.
Your knowledge of the hall and its defenses
would be invaluable to us.
All right, we'll try your strategy.
The new cortical implant looks fine.
Let me just make sure it's connecting properly
to the nerve pathways.
Do something about these headaches while you're at it.
They make it difficult to concentrate.
That's an entirely different problem.
This body isn't accepting your neural pattern very easily.
She wasn't a willing host like the others.
She's been resisting me, all right.
l can feel her in the back of my mind somewhere
like a trapped animal rattling her cage.
She has a lot of spirit.
lt's invigorating.
Your neural pattern may become unstable
if you stay in this host.
Now that we've got
the transfer mechanism in place,
l suggest you use it to move into a more compatible body.
No. l like this one
particularly the unique mental abilities that come with it.
Consider the risks.
Do you really think a child like this
poses any threat to me?!
l've been fighting worse battles since the day l was born.
When the doctors said l wouldn't live past my first year,
l proved them wrong.
Even when my parents thought
l was too sickly to be worth caring for,
l survived on the streets.
Even when my own ungrateful subjects forced me into exile,
l refused to accept defeat!
l certainly won't surrender to this little girl!
You will not suggest it again!
Demmas has acquired two more ships.
There are reports that his fleet is massing
behind the fifth moon.
We should make a preemptive strike.
Not on the basis of an unsubstantiated rumor.
Let him come to us.
We'll be ready.
l'm told that the Viceroy of Denar
is ready to give you his support in exchange for more territory.
When did corruption become so commonplace?
My people are crying out for moral leadership.
l should make an example out of this viceroy.
What's wrong?
There's someone.
There's a familiar presence in this room...
not any of you.
Someone from this body's previous life.
Someone she knew well.
Seal the room.
We have an uninvited guest.
Everyone, stay where you are!
Who is it?
Someone very good
at concealing himself and his thoughts.
A disciplined logical mind.
You made it this far without being detected,
but you didn't realize
how much more perceptive l've become.
Typical Vulcan arrogance.
lt's touching, really,
your concern for the life of your little student
risking yourself in a hopeless effort to save her.
Get that off.
Are you all right?
Yes, l'm fine,
and still perfectly in control of this body.
But my compliments on your clever medical technology.
An attack on the Autarch is punishable by death.
She's so protective of me.
But l think Voyager's tactical officer
might be more useful to me alive.
You know that l won't provide you with any information.
You'd be surprised how often l've heard that.
Who helped you get past my security?
Who betrayed me?
l had no assistance.
What will Janeway do when you don't come back?
Send someone else?
Join Demmas in an assault?
l have no knowledge of the Captain's plans.
She must have discussed alternate strategies with you
before you came on this mission.
She did not.
l suppose l could threaten you...
or torture you...
but l doubt that would make any difference.
You are correct.
Fortunately, l have other options now.
With these new abilities, it's a simple matter
to reach into someone's mind.
With some people, it's effortless.
Others require a little more work.
Do you really think you can keep me away
from your innermost thoughts?
Your fears and insecurities?
Your feelings?
l sense some embarrassment at being captured,
worry about how strong l really am,
and, of course, there's anger.
That's the emotion that really threatens your control.
So, you try even harder to hide from me.
l feel those mental barriers going up.
Do you notice that it doesn't seem to be working?
As if someone were disrupting your ability to concentrate?
lt's a helpless feeling, isn't it?
You will not break my control.
Not break you, free you-- from all that repression.
All you have to do is let go.
l can help you release your own strength
and give you what you've always secretly desired.
l have never desired Kes.
ln all those hours you spent alone together,
all those intimate moments, touching each other's minds,
you've never even wondered what it might be like?
l'm here.
l'm fighting him.
l had no doubt you would be.
There are times when he's weaker.
l can almost break through.
Tap into his strengths and make them your own.
l'm losing hold.
l am with you.
Don't let go.
Captain's Log, Stardate 50361.7.
Lieutenant Tuvok hasn't reported for our scheduled rendezvous
and we've been unable to contact him.
We're now considering other, more forceful, options.
Our team will beam down to the surface
approximately two kilometers from the palace.
Demmas and his advanced guard will meet us there.
Captain, l request permission to go with you
on the rescue team.
Now, l had basic combat training
on Talax... all right, v-very basic--
but l've also been participating
in technical exercises with this crew every month.
l have a lifetime of experience thinking on my feet
and you know l'll do everything in my power
to make this mission a success.
Consider yourself drafted.
The detection grid will make a surprise attack difficult.
Well then, we'll have to find a way to knock out the grid.
l've been scanning it for weaknesses.
The system goes through
a maintenance cycle every ten hours.
There are a few seconds when it might be vulnerable
to a narrow-band EM pulse.
Bridge to the Captain.
You have an incoming transmission from the planet.
Put it through.
Captain... you failed.
What do you mean?
l'm still in control.
Your little device was useless and Tuvok is my prisoner.
l suggest you call off your new rescue mission
before you lose any more members of your crew.
You've made a bad guess, Tieran.
There will be no more rescues.
My ''guess'' is that you've discovered
the convenient weakness in the detection grid.
lf you attempt to take advantage of it,
l'll have twice as many soldiers waiting for you.
lf this was meant to be a trap, why tell us about it?
l'm really not a monster.
l have no quarrel with Voyager.
Your crew did save my life once
when my ship was about to explode.
l haven't forgotten that.
This has been a friendly warning, Captain,
but it's the last one.
Now, l strongly suggest
that you accept your losses and be on your way.
You have 30 seconds to leave orbit.
Send two of my warships to intercept Voyager.
You're not well.
lf you can't do anything about this pain,
then leave me alone.
You need to get some sleep.
No. She's there when l sleep.
Who else?
You can't stay awake for the rest of your life.
The Voyager's leaving orbit.
Let them go.
Yes, sir, but... with all due respect, why?
Demmas is on that ship.
Our warships are in position to destroy it.
l told them they could go and l keep my word.
l don't have to explain myself to you. Get out!
Everyone! Clear the room now.
You're losing, Tieran.
Why won't you admit it?
l will admit that you've surprised me.
Who would have imagined that such fierce determination
existed within that deceptively frail body?
Don't continue to underestimate me.
Release me... or l'll force you out.
My dear, why should we be enemies?
Why waste the energy in conflict
when we could achieve so much more by cooperating?
You're contemptible, Tieran.
l won't be any part of your plans.
You're already a part of them.
You and l have killed together, remember?
And you will continue to serve my will.
You really have no choice.
Wouldn't it be wiser to join me?
To take advantage of all l have to offer?
You may find that you enjoy having power.
l assure you, it is the finest aphrodisiac there is.
That may work with others, but it won't with me.
So, you insist on making this a battle?
How foolish.
lt's a battle l intend to win.
Brave words.
You've been an annoyance to me, nothing more.
l have been more to you than that and you know it.
l'm fighting you with every bit
of strength l have and it's wearing you down.
You're becoming more unstable every day.
The headaches alone are almost more than you can stand.
l've suffered pain all my life.
lt's going to take more than headaches to stop me.
l know all about your life.
l know about your suffering.
lt doesn't justify what you've become.
You're a monster, Tieran,
and l have no compassion for you.
And l don't ask for any.
What l need from you l already have--
your body and your mind.
You may have my body, but you'll never have my mind.
l won't surrender it.
You may resist and try to fight me,
but eventually l will defeat you.
l haven't existed
for two centuries to be brought down by a child.
You're already deteriorating
and it's only going to get worse.
l'll find every little crack in your defenses.
You'll feel yourself crumbling from within,
your sanity slipping away.
l won't stop
until you're broken and helpless.
There's nowhere you can go to get away from me.
l'll be relentless and merciless
just like you.
What are you doing?!
You were is such a deep sleep,
l had to use a stimulant to bring you out of it.
Your neural stress readings are extremely erratic.
This has gone too far.
You must transfer out of this body
before it destroys you.
l told you not to say that ever again.
As you can see, l'm in full command of my faculties.
This momentary lapse will pass, and l'll be stronger than ever.
Stronger than ever!
Stronger than ever.
Stronger than...
My friends, we have much to celebrate tonight.
Our recent victory,
the consolidation of power among those who are loyal to us,
and the fact that llari is poised on the brink
of what will be its greatest era of prosperity.
But there's another occasion that's cause for celebration--
one that is perhaps the most joyous of all.
l'd like to present my husband-to-be.
Don't be upset.
lt's only a political alliance.
Ameron will help bring the support of Demmas' troops.
Oh, tell me you still love me.
You know l love you.
And Nori.
You have both been essential to my success
and l want you to be close friends.
l want us all to be very... very close.
Nori, don't make me doubt your loyalty.
l'm not listening to you!
Enemy ships are approaching--
at least 20.
lt's Demmas' fleet... and Voyager.
l assume my ships are moving to intercept them?
Yes, but we are outnumbered!
l've always fought against the odds.
My fleet will defeat them.
All the same, l recommend taking some precautions.
We should get you to the reinforced shelter.
This is a celebration to announce my marriage.
l won't allow Demmas
to make me run like some frightened animal!
Join us. Food and drink
for my First Castellan.
l told you to join us.
Drink! Eat!
l want all of you to enjoy yourselves.
My charitable projects-- how are they progressing?
When do we break ground for the new library?
Good! l want the people to know
that l have their welfare at heart.
Tomorrow, we'll send out an edict.
Every citizen must have a garden.
A garden?
l love plants.
Flowers-- anything that grows.
Some of the times l felt most content
were those spent watching the seedlings grow
in the airponics...
They've made it through our defenses.
They're sending down ground forces.
That's impossible. You're lying.
l'm sending additional troops to their defensive positions.
Activating full security measures.
That ought to hold them off, but we have to go-- now!
Anyone who tries to leave this room
will be shot as a traitor!
Look for yourself!
This has to be a trick-- a ruse of some kind.
That's what they're doing.
They're creating a distraction
to draw my attention away from their real plan.
Tieran, please! They're coming!
They must have sent an infiltrator.
We have an intruder!
l know you're here somewhere, Tuvok.
You don't realize how perceptive... l've become.
l know you're here!
Mr. Paris.
No time for a tearful reunion.
We've got to get you out of here.
Someday you're going to have to show me
how to do that.
Don't give in.
Stay with me.
Still here.
Fight it!
You must fight it, Tieran. Please!
Keep fighting!
Do you have the device ready?
They're getting away!
l'll cover you.
We've got to get out,
find a doctor and get you stabilized
or transferred to a new host.
You will survive.
Stop! Please!
Stay there.
Just let me get to you and this will all be over.
He's gone.
No, he isn't.
He's still here.
He moved on to someone else before you used this.
He wanted you to think he'd been destroyed...
but he's hiding in a new host.
l know you too well, Tieran.
No! You can't do this!
You died a long time ago.
Now it's time to let go.
lt's over.
Your thoughts are a turbulent ocean.
Visualize yourself floating above them.
l can't.
l've been using all the meditations you've taught me,
but they're not helping.
You must be patient
and allow yourself sufficient time.
Don't attempt to deny the emotional impact
of your experience.
How can l worry about my own well-being
when... so many people have suffered and died?
You were not responsible for Tieran's actions.
l can't help wondering whether l could have fought harder.
lt was your absolute refusal to surrender
which defeated him.
You cannot ask more of yourself than that.
Everything seems so different now.
My thoughts and perceptions...
even my relationships with my closest friends...
you, the Doctor, Neelix.
How can l go back to my normal life
as if nothing ever happened?
You cannot.
This experience will force you to adapt.
You are no longer the same person,
and the course of your life will change as a result.
Where that new course leads...
is up to you.

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