Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:14 PM
I thought this one was a lot of fun. I did find the whole Holographic rights thing a bit tedious as the final season went on, but nevertheless, what could have been a dreadful episode with few redeeming features is saved by Jeri Ryan's mimickry, catching the Doctor pretty near dead on (she does seem to have a talent for playing other people in taking over her body doesn't she?).
It's always funny to see Seven go out of character, and she seemed to go to town on this opportunity, embodying the Doctor’s egotism and self-confidence mixed with growing horror as the alien Captain becomes enamoured of Seven’s body and what he perceives to be her personality. Seven’s rage at the way he abused her body by stuffing his face until she struggled to bare it was palpable and deserved. Her peacemaking in the final scene, preparing to describe the taste of fois gras to him shows a degree of forgiveness and generosity of spirit which is clearly lacking in him. But over-all, very funny.