Helena Bourget

Helena BourgetHelena Bourget, MD, was a civilian, daughter of Marie Bourget.

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History

Early life and pre-Cantabrian

Helena Bourget was born around 2340.

As a minor aboard the USS Coral Sea, Helena Bourget had a brush with the commanding officer’s rules and regulations several times. Finally, after smuggling an illicit substance aboard, the Coral Sea‘s commanding officer, Captain Gerold McLeod, expelled her from the ship in 2356, to live with her father. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Bourget gained a doctorate in medicine around 2366.

It is not clear where she gained this doctorate, or if she had a specialist area.

Helena Bourget fell in with the Arkrand Society either in or sometime before 2366. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Again, it is not clear where, when, why or how she joined the Arkrand Society, nor what her full capacity with the organization was.

She disappeared for several months during her time with the organization, and no one at the organization would let her mother, grandmother or grandfather know any information in 2368. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Arkrand Society member Christian Nowak recommended Helena as a liaison between the Lelari government and Arkrand society in late 2371. Her job was to ensure Lelari culture was not being unduly influenced and supplying medical information on non-Lelari species to the authorities. Secretly, she was also to ensure anti-Federation sentiments were seeded within the native government. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

In 2372, Bourget was the prosecution against Benjamin Caldwell for the Lelari government. During this trial, her mother, Dr. Marie Bourget, acted as Caldwell‘s defense. After Helena Bourget lost the case, the Lelari banished all “Offworlders”, including Helena, from Lelar Prime, transfering them to the USS Cantabrian for repatriation to their own worlds. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Aboard the Starship Cantabrian

2372

Marie Bourget wanted her daughter Helena removed from the Cantabrian at the nearest stop, in this case, Starbase Expanse 7. On a stop at Caldea IV en route to SE7, Captain Noah Wrightson fell ill with a very contagious disease and was transported aboard an orbital station (as the Cantabrian isolation bays were damaged). With the Cantabrian rushing to SE7 to drop off unruly civilians, and a very ill Wrightson in the orbital station’s makeshift isolation bay, Helena Bourget and her mother put their differences aside to find a cure. Helena Bourget discovered an antidote, and the Cantabrian arrived back at Caldea IV in time to administer it; Wrightson was cured, and his opinion of Helena Bourget rose due to that. (“Isolation“)

Helena Bourget became a valued member of the Cantabrian medical team. She helped her mother and her team deal with the survivors from the Myhr’an internment camp and also led the medical team aboard the Cantabrian when most of the crew were defending the surface of Canaileus Prime against a Myhr’an invasion. (“Two Hit, One Stone“, “Oh, What a Lovely War“)

When a medical conference on Taris Syndrome was being presented, Marie and Helena Bourget were invited. On this trip, Marie grew suspicious of Helena’s true intentions and discovered she was, in fact, working for what appeared to be the Myhr’an. The two played a cat-and-mouse game until Helena Bourget gained the upper hand. Pausing before she shot her mother to silence her, Helena was stunned by Liam de Gaillimhe. She then escaped them by stealing the Cantabrian shuttlecraft she and her mother took to the conference. (“Daughter’s Keeper“)

Helena Bourget found refuge on the Myhr’an super battle cruiser. After Wrightson, first officer Elizabeth Singh, Caldwell and Daniel Radke were kidnapped from the Cantabrian, Helena Bourget freed them. With a brief showdown occurring between Bourget and Radke, Bourget admitted she was not working for the Myhr’an but the M’Tar. She also quickly explained the Myhr’an commander, not a Myhr’an clone, was insane and the M’Tar were severing their ties with the Myhr’an. Having to choose between helping Wrightson and the others fight the commander and stopping Bourget, Radke chose to help the others. Helena Bourget escaped in the same shuttlecraft. (“Deceptions“)

Prior to leaving the Cantabrian, Helena Bourget had booby-trapped one of her experiments. In a rage, Marie Bourget inadvertently triggered the booby-trap, sending her into a coma no medical doctors seemed to be able to revive her from. (“Deceptions“)

On her own

2373

Months into 2373, Helena Bourget discovered her mother was in a coma and brokered amnesty with Noah Wrightson to treat her at Deep Space 4. (“Thicker Than Water”) When her mother came out of the coma, she expected her to be thankful; instead, Marie Bourget disowned her daughter, told her she was extremely disappointed in her and wanted nothing more to do with her. (“The Betrayed”)

A vengeful and angry Helena Bourget went from planet to planet, following the M’Tar voices in her head, to track down Samantha Delaney to possibly join forces. (“She Woke Up Screaming Aloud, A Prayer From Her Secret God”)

Personal relationships

Family

Marie Bourget

Helena Bourget and her mother Marie Bourget had a difficult relationship.

When a teenager, Helena accompanied her mother aboard the USS Coral Sea and had several run-ins with the commanding officer. This put enormous pressure on their relationship. Helena smuggled elicit substances aboard which saw the commanding officer of the Coral Sea kick Helena off the ship, a move Marie Bourget supported. She went to live with her father. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Helena Bourget only saw her mother once between her being removed from the Coral Sea and 2372 in 2366. She came to her mother to tell her she’d finished medical school, but, as usual, their conversation ended up being an argument. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Her father

Helena went to live with her father after her expulsion from the Coral Sea in 2356. She remained in contact with him at least until 2366, when she mentioned his regards to her mother in the same year. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Michel and Dominique Ndoye

She maintained regular contact with her grandparents, Michel and Dominique Ndoye. In 2368, the two were concerned she was missing for nearly a year without contact and could not gain any explanations from the Arkrand Society on her status or whereabouts. (“Breaking Benjamin“)

Friendships

Relationships