Well that was dark. The episode where Icheb donated his implant to Seven is my favorite episode of Voyager - not sure I can rewatch it now 😢
This is another stark reminder of how Ex-Borg are treated. I wonder how that will tie in to the whole synths plot. It can't be a coincidence that Soji is on that cube of all places.
Man, the Federation really sucks in this version of Star Trek. Looks like they not only abandoned the rescued Romulans but a whole sector, letting it sink into chaos and disorder. Makes you wonder if it did not also have a hand behind the attack on Mars. Some of the things Maddox tried to say certainly pointed in that direction. In other words: Raffi you were not crazy but I doubt you'll ever get all the validation you deserve (this being such a dark take on Star Trek I see no shiny awards or appointments coming your way - you're lucky if you get to see your grandchild).
Of course Rios' hat needed a feather. I wonder how long they keep those nods to the Musketeers going. It was a bit of much needed comic relief as was Elnor's being adorably clueless about the whole sting - glad he got a moment of badass when it counted.
Thanks @Llywela for the reminder that Picard always sucked at acting because Stewart's horrible French accent and coming up with every French stereotype imaginable (he only lacked a baguette) was terrifying and hilarious at the same time.
Soooo - Agnes is definitely no longer this show's Tilly. And I begin to understand Rio's issues with the holograms. The EMH focusing on Agnes while Maddox was dying right there on the table was not a good look.
Also: I wouldn't mind a spin-off about the Fenris Rangers (and I loved Rios fangirling about Seven yet not being able to remember her correct designation).