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Star Trek Voy - Season 7 - Episode 12

Star Trek Voy - 7x12 - Lineage

Originally Aired: 2001-1-24

Synopsis:
Torres worries about her unborn child. [DVD]

My Rating - 6

Fan Rating Average - 5.14

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Problems
None

Factoids
- A normal Klingon pregnancy lasts 30 weeks.

Remarkable Scenes
- Icheb speculating that Torres' pregnancy is in fact a parasitic infection.
- The doctor accidentally revealing the baby's gender.
- Torres desperately trying to get everyone's support in resequencing her baby's DNA so it is no longer any part Klingon.
- The revelation that Torres tampered with the EMH.
- Torres telling the story of why her father left.

My Review
A revisit of Torres' personal conflict shown in Voy: Faces, among other episodes. What's interesting about this episode is that it has no secondary plot, and doesn't in fact need one. The issue of racial, or rather species (im)purity is obviously very real in the 24th century Federation, and this episode explores the concept well. I like the way this episode shows us how much the characters and crew have matured over the years. An episode like this couldn't have been done in the first season. I also like how not only did the entire episode focus on a single plot thread, it was something of a bottle show. It's nice to explore the characters every once in a while instead of showing us alien or anomaly of the week. And it's done well here.

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