Date: 18 Jul 2013 18:33 Title: Chapter 6
Well, this is an interesting turn of events!
Maren is right - the prize for Malik is Icheb. Threaten to take Icheb out of the equation, and Malik should eventually cave. The real question is when he will cave, and whether he will do so before she perhaps messes up and accidentally shoots him (oops).
Date: 20 Sep 2010 15:21 Title: Chapter 6
My, my, my. That was one shock after another. First Lakwa with her surprising offer of assistance to Adele. Her diplomatic overtures and tones are impressive from an ex-drone. The fact she is willing to mutiny against or betray Malik is to a degree shocking though similarly understandable. Of course, this can't have a pretty outcome for Malik and Lakwa nevermind the Starfleet officers. Dissension among the rebel Borg is actually worrying - atop of the shock that they harness and give away as a bargaining chip the power of Omega. Now THAT has to be asking for trouble!
The news that Omega is powering their ships and weapons explains a great deal but certainly ups the stakes big time for all concerned. Starfleet's hands are kinda tied on that one considering the Omega protocol but will Adele turn down the chance to be able to weild it as a weapon against the Borg? For that matter, will the Admiral? Even Maren is enthralled for a moment by the harnessing of Omega.
And then of course, there is Maren taking a bold tactical move. How comes I feel this 'bluff' could turn out so badly? Past form perhaps. But I like that she is taking some sort of active response to what has happened. She has been pushed and strained over the last while and yet we see her find the leverage to use against Malik. Albeit the back of Icheb's head. you've created a tense situation with a lot of shifting ground under our feet as the hostage situation turns up Omega, Malik making an offer, Icheb seeing some reason to his arguments , lakwa offering to help Adele and willing to mutiny against Malik, and Maren taking icheb's life into her hands in a pretty big gamble.
Date: 16 Sep 2010 22:52 Title: Chapter 6
After a couple of chapters setting the pieces in motion and tying up loose ends (Quigley and his broken ships) it's nice to see Tesseract get back to running breakneck into a crisis with some interesting questions about the Borg resistance.
And what a question it is, because really, what the quadrant needs now is a Borg resistance leader who's own people (Drones?) seem to think just might be completely crazy that has been spreading weaponized Omega technology to the lesser powers of the Delta quadrant. (Yeah, good choice there Malik, the Delta Quadrant is just chock-full of responsible species that would NEVER use such things to their own advantage.
Finally, nice to see Maren find her nerve again. I know she's not the fighter of the bunch, but still, she's clearly got a little bit of game. We've seen her go toe-to-toe with a Borg drone in Main Engineering, and now we're seeing her go eyeball-to-eyeball with Malik. (Well, more accurately phaser-to-eyeball with Icheb, but still..)
Just a tip there Mailk, given how Maren's week has gone, you might want to decide that today, resistance is ... um ...well... perfectly acceptable.