A "spatial scission" causes Voyager to be duplicated. One of the Voyagers is under heavy attack from the Vidiians while the other remains impervious. Both Captain Janeways work together and agree to sacrifice one ship to save the other. Before self-sacrifice, the doomed Voyager sends its version of Ensign Kim and newborn Naomi Wildman to the other ship to replace the Kim that was killed in the attack and the baby who died from complications shortly after birth.
Did You Know?
Two additional days of filming were necessary because David Livingston
had directed the episode so tightly that it came in about 9 minutes too short. Additional scenes were written, and showrunner Jeri Taylor
was so impressed with the quality of the extra scenes that she defied anyone to try and identify the 'filler material'. See more
Janeway describes the duplicated Voyagers as "Siamese twins joined at the chest." Even in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, using the term "Siamese twins" to describe conjoined twins was falling out of favor as being somewhat offensive. Surely by the 24th century, that term would have been completely out of use. See more
Captain Kathryn Janeway
I just saw myself cross the bridge and enter that turbolift. It was very faint - almost like a ghost image - and I looked like hell.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more