| EMH [OC]: Activate the
young man, a young woman in a Starfleet uniform, and the EMH with hair
are gathered around a biobed.)
ANDREW: Is she going to be all right?
EMH: Not if you don't all clear out of here and let me do my work.
LINNIS: She's my mother. I'm staying.
EMH: This is a very delicate procedure, and I could use some peace and
PARIS [OC]: The Doctor's right. Let him do his work.
LINNIS: All right.
(Andrew and Linnis leave.)
EMH: I wish I'd told you this before, but better late than never.
You're the finest friend I've ever had. Prepare to bring the
bio-temporal chamber online. We'll begin in approximately five minutes.
ANDREW: Grandma? Are you awake? I brought you a present. Grandma Kes? I
finally finished your birthday present. Sorry it's late, but I wanted
to get it right.
KES: I don't know you.
ANDREW: What do you mean? I'm Andrew, your grandson.
KES: I don't know you.
ANDREW: Doctor? Doctor Van Gogh?
EMH: What is it?
ANDREW: She doesn't recognise me.
EMH: Kes? How are you feeling?
KES: Where am I? What is this place?
EMH: You're in Sickbay. Do you know who I am?
KES: No. Yes. I've seen you before.
EMH: Do you know my name?
KES: The boy, he called you Doctor Van Gogh.
EMH: That's right.
KES: You said I was your finest friend.
EMH: Well, I'm not sure I've ever said that, exactly, but, that doesn't
mean it's not true.
KES: How could I be your friend? I don't know you.
EMH: Tell me what you do remember.
KES: Er, people around me, crowded around me. You, the boy, a young
girl. I was in a chamber. A bio-temporal chamber.
KES: I was inside it and you told someone to activate it.
EMH: I'm afraid you're confused. I discussed the bio-temporal chamber
with you, but we're not ready to put you inside it just yet. Can you
recall anything else, besides those people you saw? Anything else about
EMH: Go find the rest of your family.
(Chakotay enters as Andrew runs out.)
CHAKOTAY: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What's the big hurry?
ANDREW: I'm sorry, Captain, I have to go.
CHAKOTAY: What was that all about?
EMH: I'm afraid Kes is getting worse, Captain. Her amnesia is near
total. Fewer than one percent of her engrams remain intact. It's as if
her memory were wiped clean.
CHAKOTAY: Is it some sort of senility?
EMH: Maybe. I've never treated a nine year old Ocampan before. For all
I know, it's a perfectly normal part of their aging process.
CHAKOTAY: It's hard to believe that she performed microsurgery on my
elbow just a few weeks ago.
EMH: A few weeks ago she was a healthy woman, but this morilogium comes
on abruptly and then progresses with a rapidity I've never seen before.
CHAKOTAY: How are you coming along with the bio-temporal chamber?
EMH: As I told you, it's a completely revolutionary procedure. I have
no idea if it'll work. Under normal circumstances I'd want to perform
extensive tests on the apparatus, but we're losing her too fast. If I
don't try it now, it may be too late.
CHAKOTAY: If you really believe it will prolong her life?
EMH: If we're lucky it may buy her another year.
CHAKOTAY: I think you have the family's consent. You should go ahead
and do it.
KES: So cold. I'm cold.
EMH: No wonder. Your temperature has dropped to fourteen point eight,
almost two degrees below normal.
CHAKOTAY: What does that mean?
EMH: I'm not sure.
EMH: Her cells are in a state of bio-temporal flux. I don't understand
how that could be happening before I put her in the chamber.
KES: I'm cold.
wakes up in her own bed. There is a picture next to it, of a younger
her holding a baby. She gets up and sees her reflection in a mirror.)
ANDREW [OC]: Look mom, I'm almost finished with Grandma's present.
LINNIS [OC]: It's wonderful, sweetheart. I'm sure Grandma will think it
was well worth the wait.
ANDREW [OC]: I hope so. I still feel bad for not having it ready in
time for her party.
(Kes goes into the main living room.)
LINNIS: Hello. How was your nap?
ANDREW: Grandma, don't look. You'll spoil the surprise.
LINNIS: Why don't you sit down. I'll get you some tea.
KES: Where am I?
LINNIS: In your quarters.
KES: What quarters?
LINNIS: Aboard Voyager. What's wrong?
KES: I don't know who you are. But you, I know who you are. Tell me
what's happening. How did I get here?
LINNIS: Andrew, get your grandfather and father. Tell them to meet us
KES: Yes, Sickbay. I remember that place. I was just there.
KES: Just a few minutes ago. Doctor Van Gogh asked me some questions. I
couldn't remember anything.
LINNIS: You haven't been to Sickbay for over a week, since you stopped
KES: Working? What kind of work?
LINNIS: Don't you remember? You were one of the ship's doctors. I
worked there with you.
KES: Who are you?
LINNIS: I'm your daughter, Linnis.
But I don't remember you.
LINNIS: Do you remember anything at all?
KES: Just people crowded around me. Voices. The Doctor told everyone to
leave and then he told someone else to activate the bio-temporal
LINNIS: He's been working on that. He may have mentioned it to you.
KES: And then I woke up and there was a boy, Andrew, standing over me
with a present, calling me Grandma.
LINNIS: Andrew hasn't finished your present yet. You just saw him still
working on it in your quarters.
KES: But he was there. The Doctor sent him to get my family, and I was
cold and I woke up in that bed in the quarters, and
LINNIS: Maybe you were dreaming.
KES: I don't think so.
LINNIS: Well, none of the things you remember before waking from your
nap have happened.
KES: How do you know?
LINNIS: Listen to me, mother. You're confused right now and I'm sure
that's very frightening, but you need to trust me. I'm your daughter
and I love you. Now please, come with me. Come.
I've been expecting this.
LINNIS: The onset of morilogium.
EMH: She's lost more than ninety eight percent of her memory engrams.
LINNIS: The final phase of the Ocampan lifespan, mother.
KES: Are you saying that I'm dying?
EMH: Not if l can help it.
LINNIS: What do you mean?
(Paris and Kim enter.)
PARIS: Kes, it's me, Tom. Your husband.
EMH: Tom, we're losing her.
PARIS: How long?
EMH: If we do nothing, a matter of weeks. But I'm working on something
to extend her lifespan. It involves treating her with a bio-temporal
field in order to push her cells back to an earlier stage of entropic
It's highly experimental, but if it works, it might buy her some time.
LINNIS: No. My mother's always accepted that she would only live nine
years. If she's reaching the natural end of her life she wouldn't want
extraordinary measures taken to extend it. Especially not in the state
she's in now.
PARIS: If the Doctor has a way to keep your mother with us, even for
one more day, we have to let him try.
LINNIS: We're not talking about a tested medical procedure here, we're
talking about a radical experiment.
KIM: Sweetheart, I understand how upsetting this is, but if it were you
on that biobed, I'd feel just like Tom does.
KES: Everyone listen to me, please.
ANDREW: Yes, listen to her.
LINNIS: Mother, tell us what you want.
KES: I want to know what's going on here. Maybe the morilogium is
causing my amnesia, but that doesn't explain how I seem to suddenly
jump from Sickbay to my quarters, or how I remember being in a
EMH: Kes, it's possible the morilogium is causing you to experience
KES: No. They're not delusions.
want you to lie down.
ANDREW: Leave her alone.
KIM: Your grandmother's very sick, son.
ANDREW: Maybe, but she's not delusional. She's the smartest person I
know. We should listen to her.
KES: I'm cold.
EMH: Her body temperature has dropped two point seven degrees.
(Neelix, in Starfleet uniform, is bringing out a blue-covered cake.)
ALL [singing]: For she's a jolly good fellow, for she's a jolly good
fellow, for she's a jolly good fellow, which nobody can deny.
NEELIX: Happy ninth, Kes. Go ahead, make a wish. Well, what are you
waiting for? Blow out the candles. It's good to see that old lung is
still working, Kessie.
PARIS: Happy birthday, sweetheart.
NEELIX: Well, you know, I haven't made one of these since, well, since
I became security officer.
TUVOK: Perhaps you would care to relinquish your commission and return
to the scene of your former triumphs.
NEELIX: You keep working on that sense of humour, Commander Vulcan.
You'll get it one of these days. Jibelian fudge, your favourite. Some
of us ought to be watching our calories, but after all, it is a special
ANDREW: I'm sorry I don't have a present for you, grandma. I've got an
idea for something special I'm going to make, but I've been too busy
with school work, I haven't had a chance to start it.
KES: I think it'll be worth the wait. Come and talk to grandma for a
minute, will you?
KES: I'm going to ask you a few questions and I want you to think very
carefully before you answer them, all right?
ANDREW: I always think before I speak. You taught me that.
KES: Where were you before you came to this party?
ANDREW: At my physics lesson in Engineering.
KES: And then you came directly here?
ANDREW: No, I stopped at your quarters to get you. Don't you remember?
EMH: Andrew, stop monopolising your grandmother's time. There are other
people who'd like to wish her happy birthday, you know.
ANDREW: She's all yours, Doctor. Excuse me. That cake looks great.
EMH: It's amazing to think that you weren't even a year old when we
first met. Not much older than Andrew.
KES: Doctor, there's something wrong with me.
EMH: What is it?
KES: Promise to hear me out and not assume I'm delusional.
EMH: Why do you think I'd ever make such an assumption?
EMH: Of course.
KES: I've lost all but a few of my memories, and the memories I do have
don't coincide with anyone else's.
EMH: Can you be more specific?
KES: Well, I was in Sickbay, and you and a woman, my daughter, were
arguing about prolonging my life. And then I suddenly appeared in my
quarters and then I simply appeared here.
EMH: As far as I know, none of that happened. Is it possible you were
KES: No. I was awake, I'm sure of it. But nobody else remembers the
things I do.
EMH: I hate to say this, but it's possible these strange experiences
you're having are related to the onset of the morilogium.
KES: You talked about that. You wanted to put me in a bio-temporal
chamber to stop my aging process.
EMH: How could you possibly know about that?
KES: Because you told me.
EMH: I only came up with the idea for the bio-temporal chamber this
morning. I was going to tell you about it today, here at the party, as
a sort of birthday surprise.
KES: If that were true, then how could I already know about it.
EMH: I don't know, but we'd better get you to Sickbay and find out.
and Chakotay are also there.)
EMH: She appears to have lost more than ninety five percent of her
PARIS: Is that symptomatic of the morilogium?
EMH: I don't know. I have no basis for comparison. No other Ocampans on
PARIS: Don't worry, we'll get to the bottom of this.
KES: I do have memories, they just don't coincide with anyone else's.
First Andrew gave me a belated birthday present, then he said he was
working on the present, and now he just apologised for not starting it
PARIS: It's almost as if you're experiencing events in reverse.
CHAKOTAY: Maybe there's some kind of time paradox at work.
EMH: There is another possibility. Given that Kes has knowledge of a
treatment I have not yet devised, it's possible she's developed some
sort of precognition.
KES: Are you saying I can see into the future?
PARIS: Well, you've demonstrated some pretty extraordinary mental
powers over the years. Telepathy, telekinesis.
EMH: And precognition wouldn't be unprecedented. Some species,
including the Yattho of the Beta quadrant, have been known to predict
future events with uncanny accuracy.
CHAKOTAY: See if you can confirm this theory about precognition. In the
meantime, Tom and I will begin scanning for temporal anomalies.
PARIS: We'll do everything we can to help you.
KES: I'd like to do something to help myself.
CHAKOTAY: What did you have in mind?
KES: Well I seem to have lived quite a full life on this ship. Maybe if
I have a look in my medical files, or check other record of my
activities, I might be able to fill in some of the blanks.
EMH: Well you may have lost your memories, but you certainly haven't
lost your determination.
(Or the knowledge of how to use the ship's computers.)
are lots of PADDs scattered about.)
KES: Oh, hello.
PARIS: How's it coming?
KES: I've had a busy life. It's hard to know where to start. How about
PARIS: Well, we've tried every kind of temporal scan Harry could think
of, but we still haven't been able to find anything to explain what's
been happening to you. Your initial physical exam. I remember when you
came on board. I had a crush on you right from the beginning. I tried
to hide it, but Neelix sensed it and boy, was he ever jealous.
PARIS: You don't remember? You and he were involved for quite a while.
One of your prenatal exams. We listened to Linnis' heartbeat. That was
quite a day.
KES: What about this. It says I got some kind of radiation poisoning on
PARIS: That was the beginning of the Year of Hell.
KES: Year of Hell?
PARIS: That's what some of us call it now. We were under virtually
constant attack by a race called the Krenim. The ship almost didn't
make it. The Doctor was offline for months, and we lost a lot of good
people. Captain Janeway, Joe Carey, B'Elanna.
PARIS: I keep forgetting that you don't remember any of them. B'Elanna
was someone who was very special to me. When she died, I felt like I
wanted to die too, but you, you helped me through it.
(Kes recoils from his caress.)
PARIS: I'm sorry.
KES: No. No, it's my fault. You haven't done anything wrong. It's just
PARIS: You don't remember any of our life together? Well, that's all
right. I've got enough feelings for both of us.
KES: Maybe the feelings I had for you will come back.
PARIS: You were asking about the radiation poisoning. A lot of us were
exposed. During the first Krenim attack one of the chroniton torpedo
fragments leaked radiation into the ship.
KES: Chroniton torpedoes?
PARIS: They were able to penetrate our shields because their torpedoes
were in a constant state of temporal flux. Wait a minute. Think we may
be onto something. We'd better go talk to the Doctor. Come on.
I was infected with these chroniton particles, then there might be a
connection to what's happening to me now.
KES: Maybe we should try scanning for residual
quarters - 2378]
younger, long-haired Kes is holding a baby.)
KIM: Say cheese!
(Kim takes the photograph that was by her bedside.)
LINNIS: I think he's got your nose, Mother.
KIM: So how does it feel to be a grandfather?
PARIS: A lot better than it does to have you for a son-in-law.
KES: What's the date?
PARIS: The date?
KES: Yes, the stardate.
KIM: It's 56947. Why?
KES: Over six months.
LINNIS: Mother, what's going on?
KES: Tom, we have to talk to the Doctor. Come on.
far as I can tell I've jumped backwards a total of five times so far.
EMH: Is there any discernable pattern to these jumps?
KES: No, they're apparently random. One time it seemed to span for a
few weeks, and the last was half a year. Each time I arrive I seem to
exist in temporal synch with the rest of you for a while, but before I
can make anyone understand what's happening I find myself in am earlier
time of my life. And just before it happens I seem to experience a
sudden drop in body temperature.
EMH: Hmm. Now this could explain a thing or two.
KES: What is it?
EMH: I'm detecting high level chroniton radiation in your cells.
KES: So I was right. There is a connection.
PARIS: But Kes was inoculated along with the rest of the crew over
three years ago.
EMH: Yes. However, everyone was left with trace amounts of the
radiation in their bodies. For some reason, those residual chronitons
have reactivated in Kes.
KES: The bio-temporal chamber.
EMH: My thinking exactly.
PARIS: Would you two mind explaining?
EMH: It's really quite obvious, Lieutenant. Your wife is travelling
backward through time.
(Chakotay and Tuvok are there, too.)
KES: It's as though I came into existence at the moment of my own
death, without any memories. I've been living my life backwards ever
since, jumping progressively to earlier moments in my life.
accumulating memories and experiences as I go. Your past has become my
CHAKOTAY: Doctor, any theory about what's causing this?
EMH: In approximately six months, I will apparently expose Kes to some
type of bio-temporal field in a highly experimental but nonetheless
brilliant attempt to stop her aging process.
TUVOK: And it's this attempt which leads to Kes's current predicament?
EMH: What I will apparently fail to realise is that the bio-temporal
field is going to reactivate the dormant chroniton particles in her
cells, bringing Kes out of temporal sync with the rest of us.
CHAKOTAY: Is there any way to stop Kes from continuing these jumps?
EMH: Yes. Purge her completely of the chroniton poisoning.
KIM: To do that we'd need to know the precise temporal variance of the
specific torpedo which contaminated the ship.
TUVOK: Tactical sensors were not functioning at the time. There is no
data regarding the torpedo in question.
PARIS: Let me get one thing straight, Doc. Is it possible if this keeps
happening to Kes that she might actually jump back into a time before
she knew any of us?
EMH: Worse than that, Mister Paris. It's possible she may eventually
jump back to a time before she even existed.
CHAKOTAY [OC]: Captain's log, stardate 55836.2. Kes has remained in
temporal sync with us for two days now, but since we don't know when
she may jump again, we can't afford to rest until we've found some way
to help her.
I'm going to try running a hypothalamic scan. Maybe we can establish a
pattern to the drops in your body temperature.
KES: You're very good at this, aren't you.
LINNIS: I had a very good teacher.
KES: Doctor Van Gogh?
KES: I'm sorry. All this must be taking you away from your baby just
now. You must be wanting to spend every second with him.
LINNIS: Actually I feel a little awkward around him sometimes. Harry's
always singing to him and playing with him, but, well, I seem to be
much more comfortable with a molecular scanner than I am with a diaper.
KES: Now, Linnis, I don't think it's
EMH: Kes, I may have found a way to prevent your next jump. I've
erected a containment field that may keep you here. It's going to
require your confinement in Sickbay.
LINNIS: I'll keep working here.
KES: Linnis, you must be a good mother. I happen to know that Andrew
grows up to be a wonderful child.
pacing the surgical alcove.)
KES: Hello, Tom.
PARIS: I thought maybe you could use some company.
KES: I feel like I'm in a cage. Doctor Van Gogh says
PARIS: Doctor Van Gogh? I thought you settled on Mozart.
EMH: Evidently my interest in the great figures of art and culture will
be an ongoing process.
PARIS: Well, Vincent, how about letting me inside this thing?
EMH: I'm afraid that wouldn't be advisable.
(The EMH leaves them alone.)
PARIS: Okay then, how about another installment of Tom and Kes, the
KES: I'd enjoy that.
PARIS: Well, there was our wedding reception. Harry was my best man. He
got so nervous when he stood up to give the toast that he spilt
champagne all over my dress uniform.
KES: What is it?
PARIS: At the time, I thought that was the happiest day of my life, but
every day it just got better and better.
KES: Oh, it means so much to have you here now.
LINNIS: I think I may have found something.
EMH: What is it.
LINNIS: Well, I was studying the effects of the chronitons on other
crew members and I
(An alarm beeps.)
PARIS: What's that?
EMH: Kes' temperature has dropped one point nine degrees. Linnis,
monitor the containment field. I'm going to try to elevate her
(The EMH goes through the forcefield and administers a hypo.)
EMH: Her temperature's still dropping.
LINNIS: We're losing containment.
EMH: Increase the field amplitude.
LINNIS: It's not working.
(Kes becomes transparent.)
EMH: We're losing her. Set field polarisation to maximum.
(Kes and Paris reach out to each other.)
PARIS: Do something!
standing up, holding onto a crossmember and panting hard.)
PARIS: The sac is opening.
KES: What's happening?
PARIS: What do you mean, what's happening? You're having a baby. Hold
KES: Where am I?
PARIS: Exactly where I told you not to be, on a shuttlecraft.
KES: I have to see the Doctor.
PARIS: Well, that'd be nice if he were still around. I told you you
were in no condition to come on a supply mission, but did you listen to
me? I can see the toes, it's coming. Yes! It's a girl! Ah, she's
KES: Yes, she is.
PARIS: Yes, just like her mother.
KES: Tom, listen.
PARIS: I love you, Kes.
KES: We need to talk.
PARIS: Just a minute.
KES: What is it?
PARIS: Voyager's under attack.
PARIS: Thanks, but it looks like the celebration'll have to wait.
NEELIX: I'll get Kes and the baby to the Mess hall. Captain Chakotay
wants you to go to the weapons array and modulate the targeting
scanners to a parametric frequency. He's going to try to knock out the
chroniton torpedo launchers before they're fired.
KES: Chroniton torpedoes. The Year of Hell.
KES: You told me that the crew referred to this time as the Year of
PARIS: When did I tell you that?
KES: It's a long story.
PARIS: You'll have to tell me later. I've got to get to the weapons
array. Neelix, get her to lie down, will you?
KES: Neelix, listen very carefully. There's something very important I
have to tell you.
mess hall is an overflow ward.)
PARIS: Neelix told us what's been happening to you, Kes. How are you
KES: We're both fine.
CHAKOTAY: That's quite a story.
KES: Just before the last jump we were close to a solution. The Doctor
was working on
PARIS: The Doctor?
CHAKOTAY: Well it's good to know we'll eventually get him back online.
PARIS: Eventually may be too late. We've got to help Kes now.
KES: We discovered that what's been happening to me is related to the
chroniton poisoning I suffered during a Krenim attack. We have to
determine the exact temporal variance of the torpedo, so that
CHAKOTAY: The main computer's been offline for weeks. Even if the
sensor logs contain that information, we can't access them.
KES: You have to put me in the bio-temporal containment field. I know
it didn't work last time, but with a few modifications
CHAKOTAY: We've only got life support on three out of fourteen decks,
and we've had to divert all remaining power to knock out the Krenim's
torpedo launchers. We don't even have a Sickbay anymore, much less the
resources to create a bio-containment field. I'm sorry.
PARIS: We've got to do something to help her.
CHAKOTAY: I'm open to suggestions.
KES: I'm cold.
PARIS: I'll get you a blanket.
KES: No, you don't understand, I'm about, I'm about
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PARIS: Hey, Kes, some party, huh?
KES: I have to talk to you.
TORRES: Tom, I'm sorry I'm late.
(Paris greets Torres with a kiss.)
KES: You must be B'Elanna.
TORRES: Well, the last time I checked.
PARIS: Something wrong?
KES: Actually, there is something wrong.
JANEWAY [OC]: Red alert. All hands to battle stations.
JANEWAY: Tuvok, fire phasers.
CHAKOTAY: Who the hell are they?
KES: They're called the Krenim.
JANEWAY: How do you know that?
KES: Captain Janeway?
JANEWAY: What is it, Kes? What do you know about them?
TUVOK: Shields down to thirty nine percent, Captain.
CHAKOTAY: I don't understand how these torpedoes are ripping right
through our shields.
JANEWAY: Evasive manoeuvres, Mister Paris. B'Elanna, can we reroute
power to the forward shields?
TORRES: Already trying.
KES: Captain, these torpedoes are chroniton based. They're passing
through our shields because they're in a state of temporal flux.
(Another torpedo hits Voyager, and the Engineering console explodes,
sending Janeway and Torres flying.)
KES: They're dead.
KIM: Hull breach on deck seven. We're losing life support.
CHAKOTAY: Evacuate the deck. Tom, I need you at the conn.
PARIS: Aye, sir.
TUVOK: Commander, they're arming their torpedo launchers again. We
cannot sustain another direct hit.
CHAKOTAY: Kes, you seem to know something about these weapons. Do you
have any idea how we can stop them?
KES: I'm not sure, but I think it has something to do with remodulating
the targeting scanners.
KIM: That could work. If we remodulate the scanners to a parametric
frequency we might be able to destroy the torpedo launchers before they
CHAKOTAY: Mister Tuvok, you heard the man. Tom, bring us about.
TUVOK: Ready, Commander.
(The attacking ship goes KaBOOM!)
CHAKOTAY: Do you have a casualty report?
KIM: Including Captain Janeway and B'Elanna, we lost eleven people.
CHAKOTAY: What about the ship?
KIM: Starboard shield generators and warp drive are offline, and power
is down on decks four through twelve.
CHAKOTAY: Make deck five your priority. We've got to get Sickbay up and
KIM: Aye, sir.
CHAKOTAY: Kes, as far as what you say is happening to you
KES: I understand my condition can't be a priority now.
CHAKOTAY: Tom, I'm going to need you to stay here and treat these
people. When this is over, we're all going to have a lot of grieving to
KES: How are you doing? Tom, I know it doesn't seem possible now, but
you're going to be all right.
PARIS: I wish I could believe you.
KES: You can.
NEELIX: Kes, we've got radiation leakage coming from one of the Krenim
torpedo fragments. People are starting to complain of nausea.
KES: Chroniton radiation. This is it. I'm infected. Where's the
radiation coming from?
NEELIX: It's lodged in a Jefferies tube on deck eleven, section two.
KES: I've got to get down there.
NEELIX: You can't. The entire deck is sealed off.
KES: I have to find the exact temporal variance of that torpedo.
NEELIX: You can't go near that thing. You'll be burnt to a crisp.
KES: I know what I'm doing. You stay here and help Tom, all right?
NEELIX: Yes, but
(Kes goes into the Jefferies tubes and forces her way into the breached
section. The torpedo is pulsing and giving off a gas. She starts her
tricorder. Finally it comes up with a number - Temporal Variance 1.47.
Kes memorises it before she collapses.)
Kes, how are you coming with those analgesic compounds?
KES: Doctor, you've lost your hair.
EMH: I beg your pardon?
KES: It's a long story. The important thing is, the temporal variance
of the chroniton torpedo was one point four seven microseconds.
far as I can determine, I've jumped a total of six years into my past.
TUVOK: Do you have any theory as to the cause of these jumps?
EMH: According to Kes, she and the rest of the crew will be infected by
chroniton radiation in approximately eleven months from now. Everyone
will be inoculated and the effects will appear to vanish. However, some
five years later, when I attempt an experimental and, I might add,
ingenious procedure to extend her lifespan, the bio-temporal field I
expose her to will trigger dormant chroniton particles, taking Kes out
of temporal sync and causing her to begin her backward journey through
JANEWAY: In all my years in Starfleet I've never come across a
phenomenon quite like this.
EMH: Kes has been able to provide us with the precise temporal variance
of the torpedo which infected her.
TORRES: Since Kes is moving backward in time, she's already been
infected by the radiation poisoning. If we can set up a bio-temporal
chamber and expose her to a precisely modulated field of anti-chroniton
particles, we feel this may purge her system and bring her back into
temporal sync with there rest of us.
JANEWAY: Well, we'd better get moving. For all we know, Kes's next jump
will take her back to a time when we're not here to help her.
KES: Captain, there's something else I have to tell you. In about six
months you're going to enter a region of space controlled by a race
called the Krenim. You must avoid them at all costs.
JANEWAY: Tell me more.
I'm ready to bring the chamber online.
JANEWAY: Synaptic relays are operational. How are her vital signs?
EMH: Pulse normal, body temperature fourteen degrees, chroniton level
at seventy nine roentgens. Go ahead and activate the chamber,
Lieutenant. Increase the bio-temporal field stress.
TORRES: Bringing field stress to twenty five kilodynes.
EMH: Alright, let's try the anti-chronitons.
TORRES: Whenever you're ready, Doc.
EMH: Initiating anti-chroniton burst, ten MEVs, five second pulse.
Pulse steady, body temperature at fourteen point two degrees, and
JANEWAY: What about her chroniton count?
EMH: Chroniton count is seventy one roentgens and dropping.
JANEWAY: It's working.
EMH: Lieutenant Torres, increase the field strength to thirty
EMH: Initiating another burst. Fifteen MEVs, five second pulse. Body
temperature fourteen point nine degrees, chroniton count sixty eight
roentgens, sixty, fifty seven, fifty two.
room - 2371]
You need a cook. You haven't lived until you've tasted my angla'bosque.
It will be my job to anticipate your needs before you know you have
KES: Oh, not again.
NEELIX: And I anticipate your first need will be me.
KES: I'm sorry. I know this is going to sound strange to you both, but
I don't belong here.
NEELIX: But we discussed this.
KES: You don't understand, I'm travelling backwards in time, getting
younger. We have to lower my chroniton levels. You've got to get me
into the bio-temporal chamber right away.
NEELIX: I, I, I'm sorry Captain. I didn't quite anticipate this.
KES: Listen to me, please.
NEELIX: Sweeting, try to calm down. I assure you, Captain, she's never
behaved this way before.
JANEWAY: Hold on a minute, Mister Neelix. Kes, why don't you start
KES: It begins about eight years in the future, when I'm about to die.
BENAREN: Time for dinner. What's wrong, Kes?
YOUNG KES: Who are you? What is this place?
BENAREN: We don't have time to play our guessing game right now, Kes.
You know how your mother gets when we're late to the table.
YOUNG KES: You're my father.
BENAREN: That's right, and you're my favourite daughter, but don't tell
YOUNG KES: Listen to me, something terrible's been happening to me.
BENAREN: What's wrong?
YOUNG KES: There might not be much time so I've got to explain this
quickly. Please try to believe me. I've been living aboard a starship
BENAREN: A starship. I see. So now it's not only the surface you're
dreaming about exploring.
YOUNG KES: Listen to me. I did go to the surface, or rather, I will go
there, and the people aboard the ship are going to rescue me from the
Kazon and take me with them.
BENAREN: We can talk about your adventures after dinner.
YOUNG KES: No, there's no time. You've got to believe me. One moment I
was this old woman and then, and then
BENAREN: Kes, we're late.
YOUNG KES: Father, please.
BENAREN: I can see the toes! Keep going, Martis. It's a girl.
MARTIS: Oh, Kes.
(Then back into the womb, and reversing still to a embryo then a
blastocyte, then nothing. Pause, and time starts going forward again to
BENAREN: It's a girl.
MARTIS: Oh, she's so, she's so beautiful. Kes. I think one day she'll
see the sun.
Fifty one roentgens, forty six, thirty four. Another anti-chroniton
burst, twenty MEVs.
EMH: Levels are continuing to drop. Pulse normal, body temperature
steady at sixteen point three degrees, chroniton levels are at zero
roentgens. Welcome back, Kes.
KES: What's the date? How old am I?
EMH: The same age you were when we put you into the bio-temporal
chamber. A healthy three years and two months. And due to an
extraordinary display of medical heroics, you're back in temporal sync
with the rest of us.
- Paxau resort]
So, I'm going to become a security officer. How about that?
TUVOK: Fortunately, Mister Neelix, what Kes has been describing is
merely one possible future. On each occasion that she jumped to a
previous time, her subsequent actions most likely altered the future
from that moment on.
NEELIX: Good point, Tuvok. Maybe I'll turn out to be Chief Security
(Neelix clinks champagne glasses with Chakotay.)
KIM: So, Kes, have you regained all your memories of the past?
KES: I remember last month's supply of replicator rations that you
borrowed, that you owe me, if that's what you're asking.
KIM: Don't worry, I haven't forgotten.
EMH: I realise it's only hypothetical, but still I'd be curious to know
what sorts of medical breakthroughs I'm going to make in this possible
KES: It's not as if I've seen everything that's going to happen over
the next six years. I only remember short periods I experienced between
TORRES: Even so, I bet you found out some pretty interesting things.
PARIS: Yeah, Kes. Tell us what you know.
CHAKOTAY: Careful, Tom. You may find out that you leave Voyager only to
join a monastery.
KIM: Hey, give him a little credit. I bet he gets married and has a
PARIS: Thank you.
KIM: Don't mention it.
TORRES: Are you telling?
KES: Well, as Tuvok said, I've only seen pieces of one possible future.
PARIS: You know what? Don't tell me. I don't want to know. I like a
little mystery in my life.
JANEWAY: Tom's right. I think we should all leave the future to the
TUVOK: While I agree it would not be wise for Kes to make all of her
experiences public, a report on anything she knows about these Krenim
might be useful.
KES: I'll get started right away.
JANEWAY: Hang on a minute. I didn't mean now. Stay and enjoy your
KES: If there's one thing that this experience has taught me, Captain,
it's that there's no time like the present.