Tom Paris leaves Voyager and joins a Talaxian space convoy.



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Tom Paris leaves Voyager and joins a Talaxian space convoy.

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[first lines]
Neelix: Good day, Voyager! And welcome to "A Briefing with Neelix".
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Tom leaves Voyager!
23 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As this episode opens Neelix broadcasts the first instalment of his television programme designed to keep up the crew's moral, it is well received but Harry tells him it needs more substance. When he gets a communication from a Telaxian captain telling him how a member of Voyager's crew is leaving to join his ship. This is just the sort of story he was looking for so he goes off to see Captain Janeway to find out who is leaving. It turns out that it is Tom Paris; not that surprising given his recent behaviour. Soon after he leaves the Telaxian ships are attacked by the Kazon who take Tom Paris then leave without taking anything else suggesting that they knew he would be aboard. Clearly somebody on board Voyager must have told them. Tuvok tells Neelix to drop the story while he investigates but Neelix can't let go and he follows the trail until it appears that Tom might have sent the message himself. After broadcasting this news the Captain takes him in to her confidence; Tom had left in order to flush out the traitor. In order to expose the traitor Neelix must put himself in danger by openly investigating the transmissions.

This was an exciting episode which nicely explained why Tom had been acting in such an unprofessional way in recent episodes. Ethan Phillips put in a good performance as Neelix; not a character I expected to see locked in mortal combat with a member of Voyager's crew. Some comedy was provided by The Doctor preparing material for Neelix's programme only for his section to get cancelled as Neelix finds something more important.

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