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The Last of Us [Who played the Borg Queen in Star Trek: The Next Generation?]

The Borg Queen was played by Alice Krige in the film Star Trek: First Contact and in the finale of Star Trek: Voyager, “Endgame”. The character was played by Susanna Thompson in the Voyager episodes “Dark Frontier”, “Unimatrix Zero”, and “Unimatrix Zero, Part II”.


The endgame.


Mondo materializes in the Papal office. Sister Pelosi and her crew of Killjoys are nowhere to be seen, per Mondo’s explicit direction.

Placid and calm. The Holy See’s office is an oasis. Outside, it’s open civil war in The Vatican. As expected, the Papal Swiss Guard are the only “faction” which remains steadfastly neutral amid all of this internal strife.

Lucifer is standing in front of the window. He’s looking outside at the ensuing mayhem. He smiles as the Vampire enters. Even if he didn’t see her reflection in the window panes. He would of course know she was there from the git-go, without having to turnaround. It’s checkmate; the game is over. Not wishing to overstay his welcome, he dematerializes.

Now. It’s just Pope Ruth and Mondo. The Holy See is seated behind her desk.

“So, it comes to this.”

“Yes, it does.”

“Will Sister Pelosi be my replacement?”


“Does she know it, yet?”

“Not yet.”

“So she didn’t do this for personal gain. Good for her. I’ve always thought highly of her.”

“You were a good person, once. Then you strayed from the path. You let power, and your own personal weaknesses and eccentricities, corrupt you. Hopefully, for her sake, Sister Pelosi won’t make the same mistake.”

As they converse, Mondo is moving ever closer to The Holy See. There is a revolver setting on the desk in front of Pope Ruth.

“I’d rather die by my own hand, than by yours.”

“I will respect your request.”

“Thank you. You are most kind.”

“I’m a lot of things, and kind is definitely not one of them.”

“I know. It was just a figure of speech.”

Pope Ruth puts the barrel of the revolver in her mouth and pulls the trigger. She blows the back of her head off.  And so ends the short eventful reign of Pope Ruth I.

The Papal office has surveillance, both electronic and remote viewing. Forensics from the surveillance, including visual and audio, shows that The Holy See was alone for the last seventeen hours of her life holed up in her locked office. Hardened interior, the only door affording entrance locked from the inside, key still in its lock, wards and warrants in place and unviolated. No secret passageways. No one recorded entering or leaving the office, except for The Pope, during a twenty-four period. All office visitors accounted for a forty-eight hour period. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Of course, there are the two anomalies. The Pope is shown having a conversation with two “imaginary” visitors during that seventeen-hour period before she takes her own life. The first conversation is with someone she calls “L”. The other conversation, the one that occurs immediately preceding her suicide, is with someone unnamed.