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Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 02 Jun 2013 02:36 Title: Chapter 23 (Part 1)

Q is a stubborn beast. Lili’s right, Q, stop getting so defensive about things. She’s proven this point time and again but he’s not quire desperate enough yet. As I read this and remember the episode in my head, I think we’re at the point where he’s been taken to the enemy camp and Kathy is negotiating his surrender/compromise (and failing because Q don’t surrender). If we’re not at that point, we’re damned close to it and I have to say you’re given some serious depth to the episode with the coordination of events here. Q’s deeper understanding he gets in that episode between scenes isn’t due exclusively to Janeway (though she does help) but is due a lot to what he’s learning from Lili.

Anyway, we have Q pop into another scene from Lili’s distant future and Norri is giving a speech on how she first came to settle on Lafa II. The story, in its entirety here just about, is quite a sweeping one but it doesn’t drag. You give me enough details to educate me on things but don’t spend too much time riffing on stuff. Q gets impatient (but he’s like that) but I was quite pleased by it all. The slideshow is a welcome part of the story, now allowing me to put faces to these people I’ve come to know and like over the last 23 chapters or so. It’s good to see them in all their glory here, back when they were young which seems ages ago, especially considering it was … sort of.

Author's Response:

Sort of ages ago, sort of not.

It was a kick to put the pictures together. For Doug, to find pictures of Steven Culp not wearing a tie - for Lili, to find images of Naomi Watts not next to Liev Schreiber and not too overly sexy - it was a fun challenge.

But, yes, Q is almost there. Almost.

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