I know that I am not alone in reading, in the particular intensity of the exchanges between Seven of Nine and Bjayzl in "Stardust City Rag", hints of a past intimate relationship. It would have been nice, to be sure, if they had come out and said what they were hinting at; but then, they were not covering up much. A canonically queer Seven of Nine would be huge news. I never read the Seven/Janeway relationship through a slash lens; that relationship seemed much more maternal to me than anything else. In any event, I did not and do not think it likely that an adult Janeway would want to take advantage of a younger and much more vulnerable Seven. All that said, I do think that Seven not being straight might indeed work. The Borg Collective us hugely flawed, but homophobia likely does not tank as one of those issues. Whatever Seven's orientation, I do not see her as likely to be any more intimidated or inhibited re: a same-sex relationship than an opposite-sex one. She certainly would not stand for others intimidating her. (If Seven had in Bjayzl a horrid ex, well, Picard technically can claim the Borg Queen. We can all be unlucky.) Thoughts? Are there any bits from Voyager that you think might support a non-heterosexual Seven of Nine? What did you think it the episode? Where would you like this to be taken in the future?