||Now here's something different, and much better than some of the last few episodes. The main story was not only original, it flowed well. The only real fault was that it got a bit slow in places (but perhaps that is just a contrast from certain other episodes). Lindsay Ballard was a wonderful, dynamic character, and her unusual arrival certainly made some difference. She must have one FAST shuttle though, the Voyager covered 30,000-odd light years during her absence. The B-story was probably an inevitable occurrence, although we did not see too much of it (perhaps fortunately). They will have to be careful not to over-use the Borg children, otherwise it could become tedious. At the beginning, I wondered if they should not have brought back somebody we had already seen (not sure who though) but then we would have missed Kim Rhodes' wonderful performance. Somehow, she seemed much more believable than some of the regulars, despite the bizarre introduction. It's a pity she couldn't have stayed on for a few episodes at least. Verdict, not only watchable, but original as well. By the way, what was wrong with the universal translator this week?