. Icheb is lucky that Adele is pretty much stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. She's facing a Borg civil war, and what is she going to do, demote her primary Borg expert? So even if she might like to be harsher, she's willing to reserve final judgment for now, knowing that his lies had nothing to do with the Borg and everything to do with his own fears. She figures it could be a lot worse. As for Maren ... yeah, Adele is pretty over her. We'll see what happens .... Thank you both for reading and reviewing!