Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3, Episode 16

Blood Fever (5 Feb. 1997)

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Ensign Vorik undergoes the Vulcan mating drive known as Pon farr. The strong chemical imbalance affects B'Elanna Torres as well, leading her to irrational thoughts and behavior. Trapped in ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Ensign Harry Kim (credit only)
Alexander Enberg ...
Bruce Bohne ...


Ensign Vorik undergoes the Vulcan mating drive known as Pon farr. The strong chemical imbalance affects B'Elanna Torres as well, leading her to irrational thoughts and behavior. Trapped in a cave, Tom Paris must try to reason with B'Elanna and get her medical attention while trying to respect his friend and deny her uncharacteristic sexual advances. Written by Meribor

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Lieutenant Tom Paris: They'll tear each other to pieces!
Lieutenant Tuvok: The risk of injury seems preferable to the certainty of dying from a chemical imbalance.
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Uncontrolable lust!
24 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While preparing for an away mission B'Elanna is somewhat taken aback when Vulcan Ensign Vorik declares his desire for her to become his mate, she is even more surprised when he grabs her. It turns out that Vorik is undergoing the 'Parn Far', an event that happens to Vulcans every seven years and causes them to seek a mate... and lose emotional control. While B'Elanna, Tom and Neelix are on the away mission looking for ore it is clear that something is wrong with B'Elanna; she is being even more aggressive than usual. It turns out that when Vorik grabbed her he made a telepathic link and now she too us undergoing the Parn Far. She must return to the ship to be treated but it appears the mines weren't as abandoned as had been thought and the owners have the away team surrounded before they can leave. A fight ensues and Tom and B'Elanna are trapped behind a cave in. Here he must resist her advances while trying to find a way out.

This was a fairly enjoyable episode, it was fun watching Tom resist B'Elanna's advances and the Doctor's solution to Vorik's problem seemed obvious at first but it led to a nice surprising ending. I'd noticed that Vorik had been appearing more lately, now it is clear why; the writers didn't want a crewmember we'd never seen before taking a major role. The costumes the away team wore for they away mission looked unfortunately like pyjamas; they certainly weren't flattering tor the male cast members. Roxann Dawson but in a good performance as B'Elanna and Alexander Enberg was equally good as Vorik; it was great seeing the two of them fight. The final scene where they found signs of an old enemy promises interesting episodes to come.

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