Energy beings from a nebula displace Chakotay's consciousness from his body. The Doctor pronounces him brain-dead and B'Elanna turns to Chakotay's cultural beliefs to try to bring him back. Meanwhile, Chakotay's spirit roams the ship and infiltrates crew members in an attempt to warn his shipmates of the dangers of the nebula, but they mistake his efforts as a malicious alien manipulation. Written by
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The title refers to the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea when applied to mental processes or psychodynamics. See more
When analyzing the "alien" brainwave that was superimposed on other crew member's brain patterns, the Doctor says that it has an unusual energy signature, which he has never seen before. As established later, this new brainwave actually belonged to Chakotay. It would be rather strange that the Doctor would not have Chakotay's medical data on file and recognize his brain pattern instantly. See more
[Janeway intends to transfer all commando codes to the Doctor
Captain Kathryn Janeway
If you feel at any time that any of us are under the influence of the alien, you can countermand our orders and take control of the ship. Do you feel up to it?
Of course. I make life and death decisions every day.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more