Starting near her death with no memory, Kes experiences parts of her life moving backwards through time. The Doctor develops an experimental procedure to extend Kes' lifespan beyond the Ocampan standard nine years. We see a possible future Voyager where Janeway and Torres died years ago in a great war and the survivors of Voyager were exposed to temporal radiation. The Doctor's procedure re-activates the symptoms of the radiation, causing Kes to relive moments of her life, from being elderly to her conception. In this reality, Kes and Tom Paris married and had a daughter named Linnis. Linnis and Kes became ship's physicians. At age three, Linnis married Harry Kim and they had a son named Andrew. When the cycle takes Kes back to an embryo, the cycle begins again in the correct order, stopping at present day, leaving Kes with all the memories of the possible future and valuable knowledge of the upcoming war that will be known as "The Year of Hell."
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In this version of Voyager's future, the Doctor is seen at Kes' birthday party and in the staff meeting room without his portable holo-emitter, implying that his mobile emitter may have been damaged, and that holo-emitters have likely been added to many, if not all decks of the ship, enabling him to roam freely without the use of the mobile emitter. See more
Chakotay wears the provisional "Maquis" rank bar during Kes' ninth birthday despite being shown with captain's pips both before and after that point in the alternate timeline. See more
When this is over, we're all gonna have a lot of grieving to do.
For She's a Jolly Good Fellow
[Performed by crew for Kes's birthday] See more