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|Original Airdate:||3 May, 2000|
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Synopsis - A vengeful Kes who feels abandoned by Voyager's crew, returns to Voyager bent on changing the past.
Fury sees the return of an old friend, Kes. However, in what could be called "Kes's Fury", in the three years since she left Voyager (season four's #870 The Gift), Kes has become lost and now feels as though Voyager abandoned her 3 years ago. Her mission: to travel back nearly six years in time, and take her younger self back to Ocompa.
Some nice touches here were to see Samantha Wildman (Naomi's mother) and Lieutent Carey again, both of whom I believe are still meant to be alive in the present, but have not been seen lately. Also nice was the mention of Mulchaey who, I believe, was just seen in the early 5th season episode #896 Drone.
Well now you can't have an episode take place mostly in the first season, without seeing one of the adversaries from that time. When we went back in last season's #918 Relativity we got to see the Kazon, so this time around we get to see the Vidiians; and hear again about their organ harvesting. A nice touch here was Janeway's referencing the Vidiians to an academy anecdote told to cadets before their first away mission.
Tuvok's premonitions were very well done. First of all just the subtle mention of the Delta Flyer, which wasn't built until the fifth season episode, #897 Extreme Risk. Then the appearance of Naomi Wildman (which really made wonder which timeline we were watching), who wasn't even born until the second season episode #837 Deadlock (and finally this episode offers an explanation as to why she was born so late, if she had to have been conceived before Voyager left the Alpha Quadrant, when the Doctor explains that her being half-K'tarian should more than double her gestation period: 9 months x 2 = 18 months). Then seeing 7 of 9, who came aboard in the 3rd season finale #868 Scorpion, Part I, and two of the borg children who came aboard in this season's #935 Collective. Then the subtle remark of (Kes's) ship being on a collision course with Voyager. And finally, from first hearing the voices leading up to Kes's time travel to actually seeing Kes in engineering drawing energy from the warp core and killing B'Elanna Torres in the process.
The only real problem with this episode seems to be that it wraps up a little too quickly. Because they were out of time, it seemed that Kes's remembering and surrender of her vengeful nature all happened just a little too quickly. There didn't seem to be enough motivation really for such a drastic change in personality all of a sudden that at first she didn't even sound sincere, when she was meant to be. Also, one minor flaw, concerning Tuvok's birthday, and Janeway's remark that he'll be hitting the big three digits soon. Janeway should already know his age, as it was established the early 3rd season episode, #845 Flashback when he indicated that he was 29 years old when he served aboard the Excelsior 80 years prior; that math should make this his 113th birthday.
|Captain Kathryn Janeway™ -||Kate Mulgrew|
|Commander Chakotay™ -||Robert Beltran|
|Lieutenant Commander Tuvok™ -||Tim Russ|
|The Doctor™ -||Robert Picardo|
|B'Elanna Torres™ -||Roxann Dawson|
|Lieutenant Tom Paris™ -||Robert Duncan McNeill|
|Ensign Harry Kim™ -||Garrett Wang|
|7 of 9™ -||Jeri Ryan|
|Neelix™ -||Ethan Phillips|
|Kes -||Jennifer Lien|
|Ensign Samantha Wildman -||Nancy Hower|
|Naomi Wildman -||Scarlett Pomers|
|Lieutenant Carey -||Josh Clark|
|Computer Voice -||Majel Barrett|
|Azan -||Kurt Wetherill|
|Rebi -||Cody Wetherill|
Bryan Fuller &
Rick Berman &
|Directed by:||John Bruno|
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