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After a Star Fleet rescue ship, the Dauntless, is located when an alien visitor interprets a damaged data stream from Star Fleet Command. The ship features a novel "slipstream" drive that offers quick trip home to earth. After her initial delight is tempered by suspicion and Seven of Nine proposes to remain in the Delta Quadrant Captain Janeway re-interprets the message and accosts the alien whom takes her and Seven-of-Nine away on the Dauntless. He reveals that her assistance to the Borg against species 8472 led to Borg domination of a large portion of the Delta quadrant and he intends to make her pay by returning to his home world inside Borg space. Faced with the real possibility of rejoining the collective, Seven-of-Nine reconsiders and agrees to help Janeway by allowing her to reconfigure her implants to penetrate the force field within which they are imprisoned. Seven-of-Nine admits that her desire to remain in the Delta quadrant was based on fear of joining human society and ... Written by Robert Seidel

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This episode and the season 1 finale Star Trek: Voyager: Learning Curve (1995) are the only season-enders in "Voyager" that are not cliff-hangers. See more »


The alien ship uses a type of hologram to make the internal systems look like a Star Fleet vessel. Once Janeway has figured out that it is a trick, the alien deactivates the hologram on the bridge. Later Janeway and Seven make their way to engineering which still has Star Fleet style control panels. There would no longer be a need for deception at this time. See more »


Capt. Kathryn Janeway: [from her log entry] Despite my apprehension, I can't help but wonder what I'll be doing in three months' time. Still guiding Voyager through the Delta Quadrant, searching for a way home, or looking up old friends in Indiana?
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Janeway, you jerk!
23 February 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a rare episode where you learn that Captain Janeway and her vaunted ideals are all a load of crap! How this is the case you learn through the course of this episode--and it's really interesting because she IS the villain in this season four finale.

The show begins with an alien named Arturis meeting with Janeway. Arty is an amazing guy, as he can learn languages almost instantly. So, she begs him to help decipher a garbled message the ship recently received from Starfleet. Art tells them that the message says that they are sending some cool ultra-fast ship to take them home and soon it arrives. Everyone is happy but Seven and the Captain have their misgivings. So how does all this relate to Janeway being a total jerk? See the show and find out more about this ship and 'ol Art.

This episode is odd because at the end there is a definite sense of accomplishment in escaping a horrible fate. But, if you think about it, they deserved to experience this fate. See the show and see what I mean. Poor 'ol Arty.

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