Synopsis: In the final issue of ‘Seven’s Reckoning’. The battle may be over, but the worst is yet to come. Torn between her growing attachment to an alien race and her new commitment to the Prime Directive, Seven of Nine must choose between altering the course of an entire society and her place aboard Voyager.
After having found herself involved in the uprising in the last issue. Seven of Nine finds herself back on the U.S.S. Voyager where she is being treated for burns. Furthermore, she is told by Captain Janeway that she must cease lending aid to the Vesh. But still must go back to their ship to finish repairs on the warp core. Torn between her new life on Voyager and her wanting to help fix the injustice that she sees being done to the Vesh. Seven struggles with the complexities and the harsh realities of the Prime Directive.
Angel Hernandez’s art continues to be a driving force for this story. I particularly liked the use of the Ravens during Seven of Nine’s dreams, which is a clever callback to Seven of Nine’s origins. Also, good was how he staged the trial scene in which Greeb was sentenced for his part in staging the rebellion. The art throughout has been consistent. Not a single line or brush stroke is wasted.
‘Seven’s Reckoning’ concludes in a satisfying way and gives us some great character development for Seven of Nine. Writer Dave Baker does a great job of capturing the characters voices as they’d be heard on the TV show. This is particularly evident in the final few frames in which Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine have a discussion about the Prime Directive. The part in the conversation where Seven calls Janeway a Hypocrite is particularly powerful.
Overall. A solid story, which has a satisfying conclusion, which feels very consistent with how things would have played out in the series.
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