future self travels back to late Season 7 to bring Voyager
home early, equipping the ship with advanced armor and weapons.
Harry makes a speech (see "The Journey"). The
Borg Queen assimilates Admiral Janeway, but realizes too
late that she was carrying a deadly virus. Voyager destroys
the transwarp network and escapes by hiding inside a sphere.
When the sphere exits transwarp one lightyear from Earth,
Voyager bursts it open....
Hiatus - Jemima
the sphere exits transwarp one light-year from Earth, Voyager
bursts it open, only to find the warp drive inoperative.
Rather than being towed to Earth, Janeway decides the crew
will fix the engines so they can get home under their own
power. Admiral Paris comes aboard and meets with Janeway
and his son's family. Seven re-evaluates her relationship
with Chakotay, deciding to end it. Harry realizes "too
late" that Voyager was his real home. T'Pel is secretly
brought aboard to cure Tuvok's mental illness. Finally,
the engines are fixed and activated -- at which point the
ship is propelled into a bizarre new dimension by one last
act of sabotage from the Borg Queen.
Snakes in the Grass - Clare009
unaware of where they are, Janeway and crew encounter a
Cardassian ship under the command of Gul Jakat. Putting
up a diplomatic front, Jakat secretly kidnaps and tortures
Seven of Nine. Janeway discovers this but keeps it from
Chakotay; instead, she and Tuvok come aboard the Cardassian
ship and have dinner with Jakat (at which point they discover
that he and his crew are from a time prior to the Dominion
War). Janeway rescues Seven but is caught by Jakat. Chakotay
finds out about the mission from B'Elanna and opens fire
on the other ship, destroying it and recovering the away
team and Seven. Another Cardassian ship appears but is immediately
destroyed by mysterious newcomers....
Between Heaven and Hell - Katane
identify themselves as "Sernaix, defenders of the Realm."
Voyager is badly outclassed and narrowly escapes their unprovoked
attack. The tension between Janeway, Chakotay, and Seven
continues to increase. Chakotay and Harry lead a resupplying
mission to a planet while Tom entertains Miral and Naomi
with a holodeck program. Seven and Icheb make some progress
on the question of where Voyager is. Chakotay's team finds
a cave with some significant markings; they escape just
before the Sernaix return.
Fair-Weather Friends - Shayenne
goes into full retreat à la "Night." When
Chakotay makes the first official announcement to the crew
about their predicament, Mortimer Harren (see "Good
Shepherd") develops a theory that Janeway has stranded
them on purpose. Chell investigates the disappearance of
some food from the Mess Hall and discovers the culprit:
Naomi's secret pet, a rat named Ratty. Harren's theory becomes
popular, but Chakotay and Tom nip it in the bud. Janeway
continues to shun the rest of the crew, despite Chakotay's
efforts to reach her.
Magpie - Abby
escapes and starts stealing shiny objects from all over
the ship. To see how his bedside manner handles adverse
conditions, Doc changes his appearance to that of a Klingon,
only to find himself unable to switch back. Chakotay leads
another resupplying mission and brings Icheb and two of
the new crew from the Pleiades. Tom confronts Janeway unsuccessfully.
Tuvok's investigation of the crime wave fails, but Harry
and Seven succeed and return Ratty to Naomi. Janeway loses
patience in Sickbay and yells at all and sundry, a move
which seems to reduce her angst a bit; she comforts Naomi
in her depression about the crew's fate.
Yesterday's Love Story - Janeway602
finds herself experiencing strange dreams which cast her
as a Confederate officer's daughter in the American Civil
War. Voyager encounters a strange, cryptic race called the
Inryeth and save some of their citizens from a reactor accident.
In gratitude, their leader, Lokal, guides Janeway through
a spiritual ritual designed to find the meaning of her dreams.
Said dreams become a metaphor for Janeway's relationship
Retrospect - Seema
an away mission, B'Elanna and Harry discover a cloaked alien
city whose protectory machine, the Keeper, is capable of
sending people into their own pasts. Janeway finds an injured
Sernaix, whom Doc is able to help; she takes the opportunity
to open negotiations with the Sernaix. The Keeper sends
B'Elanna to her moment of greatest regret, which turns out
to be the day she left her mother for Starfleet Academy.
She decides to change the past, but Harry enters the vision
and talks her out of it. The Sernaix commander explains
that a humanoid race much like humans persecuted his people
in the distant past, explaining their actions now. A group
of Sernaix attack the away team; the ship leaves, taking
a parting shot at Voyager. Janeway promotes Harry to Lieutenant.
In the Eye of Empyrean - MaquisKat
encounters the Ayrethans, a species visually identical to
the Inryeth who agree to provide the ship with some supplies.
One Ayrethan, Sutokh, explains that the Bubble universe
in which Voyager is trapped exists outside of time. Janeway
and Chakotay are trapped in a cave which gives them the
temporary ability to read each other's thoughts. Icheb commits
a faux pas; Tom bails him out. Tuvok has a vision of the
future (see "Through the Fire"). With the air
between them cleared, Janeway and Chakotay reconcile and
nearly kiss, until the other team arrives to "rescue"
them. Sutokh tells Janeway there is no escape from the Bubble.
A Darker Light - Mike Ben-Zvi
and Chakotay talk at length for the first time since their
breakup; Harry worries that he no longer fits in, now that
his best friend is married and has less time for him. Janeway
sends Harry and Seven on a shuttle mission. The two are
derailed when a group of Sernaix attacks them; they manage
to beam over to an abandoned Sernaix ship, where they have
the chance to further analyze their enemies' technology.
The Sernaix ships decide to attack Voyager instead. Seven
is captured by a traitorous Sernaix Ship Mind called Ozymandias;
he talks to Harry at length. Eventually Ozymandias breaks
the connection with Seven (but not before uploading himself;
see "Remora" and "Echoes of the Mind").
Voyager engages the Sernaix ships and is nearly destroyed,
but Ozymandias arrives just in time, deposits Harry and
Seven, and destroys the attackers along with his own ship.
Enigmas - Cassatt
steals a small Sernaix device and activates it, triggering
a reaction that hurls Voyager out of the Bubble. Janeway
sends Chakotay to the planet below them to investigate.
There, he finds a phaser covered with Maquis hash marks.
Doc finds his memories of the previous day missing and works
with Harry and Seven to recover them. Chakotay takes an
excavation team to the planet but finds no further clues.
To help morale, Tom reactivates the Chez Sandrine program
and hosts a party which the major characters attend. Chakotay
speaks to Ayala and finds out that the phaser he found is
the same one Crewman Ken Dalby (see "Learning Curve")
owns; he keeps this to himself. Voyager is drawn back into
The Journey - DA Kent
leads a diplomatic mission to the Ayrethan world and learns
the nature of their connection to the Inryeth. He also finds
that some of the Ayrethans disagree with their leaders'
secretive ways. Janeway babysits Miral for a while and gives
Icheb permission to take piloting lessons from Tom. Seven
and Doc learn more about what happened during his day of
missing memories. Various major characters reflect on Harry's
speech from "Endgame."
Soul Searching - Heather Briles
is injured on an alien planet, but the local species, the
Newmari, are able to cure her. Their leader tells Janeway
about their history with the Sernaix but omits certain details.
Janeway becomes fond of an orphaned Newmari named Ellone
and takes her back to the ship. The crew find out that the
Newmari have been lying about a fellow alien race called
the Re'ena, whom they are in fact oppressing. Janeway meets
with the Re'ena, but the Newmari follow and launch an attack.
Ellone is killed in the crossfire. Voyager leaves orbit,
and her disheartened captain finally completes the holonovel
she started in Season 1.
Remora - Jim Wright
the data Seven obtained from Ozymandias, Voyager locates
a Sernaix fleet and discovers their plan to leave the Bubble.
Sycorax, the Sernaix's matriarch, sends her subjects visions
of the coming battle -- which a comatose Harry sees too.
Seven also becomes comatose and receives more information
from Ozymandias by unknown means. Now aware that the Sernaix
plan to destroy Earth, Janeway is determined to stop them.
She and the crew come up with a plan to destroy the fleet
with its own planet-killer, activated early by tricobalt
explosives. Ken Dalby volunteers to lead the mission, and
Janeway reluctantly agrees, at Chakotay's urging. The plan
succeeds: Voyager leaves the Bubble and the Sernaix fleet
is destroyed. The cost turns out to be Dalby's life.
Rise and Fall - Zeke
Nova-class ship, the Solstice, makes contact with Voyager
and welcomes the crew home. After some debate, they decide
to risk using warp again, and they begin the one-week journey
to Earth. Tom re-establishes the comm link with Neelix.
On Earth, Admiral Warhol ensures that Voyager doesn't hear
any news from the rest of the quadrant until she arrives.
Naomi meets her father. The Doctor celebrates his regained
opportunity to fight for holograms. Janeway and Chakotay
agree to keep their relationship professional for now. Finally,
as T'Pel undergoes a strange telepathic meditation, Voyager
reaches Earth. Admiral Paris immediately signals Janeway
to come to his office, where he explains that she is the
target of attacks from several admirals, principally Warhol,
because of some worrying Borg activity in recent months.
Harry and his parents are reunited. Chakotay and Seven lose
contact with Neelix when a Borg battle destroys the MIDAS
array (and apparently Axum's ship); the ex-drone's seeming
lack of emotion deeply disturbs Chakotay. Finally, Janeway
has one last exchange with her first officer and prepares
for the courtmartial.
& 8.16: The Fall of Shadows - Seema
trials begin: Janeway's and that of the Equinox Five. The
first is overseen by Admiral Louvois (see "The Measure
of a Man"); witnesses include Chakotay, Tuvok, and
Harry Kim. It's closed to the public, although some rumours
still spread. Meanwhile, Naomi goes to live with her father
and must deal with the awkwardness, while Tom and B'Elanna
face a disaster: Miral is to be taken away for the duration.
Tom begs Admiral Paris to change the orders somehow, but
to no avail, which creates a whole new resentment between
them. Eventually the Parises have to submit to Naomi's removal.
Seven commits some apparent acts of sabotage in secret.
The Equinox trial concludes with a guilty verdict and five
dishonourable discharges, but Janeway's trial continues....
Jurisprudence - Jeff Harlan
with extreme reluctance, she agrees to make a deal with
the prosecution. She pleads guilty and is allowed to remain
in Starfleet, but chained to a desk. Meanwhile, the Doctor
tries to convince the eternally skeptical Commander Maddox
(see "The Measure of a Man") of his sentience;
his efforts eventually succeed. The excavation of the planet
where the Sernaix fleet exploded begins, and Starfleet finds
an intact slipstream core from one of the vessels. Harry
is debriefed by his old friend Dan Byrd and takes the opportunity
to get caught up with him. Seven delivers stolen information
to a person she has never seen.
Mind Trap - Bec and Rebel
finally realizes that something is wrong with Seven; the
Doctor and B'Elanna begin a dangerous procedure to find
the problem and cure it. There turns out to be a second
personality inhabiting Seven's brain, and its memories aren't
shared with the "real" Seven. The procedure finally
succeeds; Doc theorizes that Ozymandias (see "A Darker
Light") was the second personality. Owen Paris returns
Miral to Tom and manages to mend some fences with his son.
A surprisingly hostile Admiral Hayes debriefs Chakotay,
finally becoming so angry he decides to go straight to a
courtmartial of the Maquis crew. Janeway struggles to adjust
to her new job and hears from her mother the sad news that
Molly has died.
Through the Fire - MaquisKat
is stalked by a large group of Borg-haters on her way to
bring Janeway a housewarming gift. She's badly shaken; Janeway
and Tuvok try to reassure her, at which point the Vulcan's
vision comes true (see "In the Eye of Empyrean").
Doc and Seven achieve some closure in their relationship.
The trial of the Maquis begins; while most of the admirals
are hostile, Admiral Ross proves very good at introducing
reasonable doubt and manages to get everybody off. Tom helps
Harry prepare for a hot date with Libby, and the date goes
extremely well -- except when she receives a suspicious
comm call at the end. Seven is abducted by the Borg-haters.
The captain sends Tuvok and Harry to investigate, and they
locate the enemy hideout. Libby turns out to be the ringleader
of the group. Harry breaks off his relationship with her
and turns the group in; he's rewarded with a rare kiss on
the cheek from Seven. Unnoticed, Chakotay takes a shuttle
One Door Closes - LadyChakotay
on Trebus, his homeworld, to lay old ghosts to rest. Admiral
Paris gives Janeway the devastating news that Voyager is
to be decommissioned, and despite her desperate pleas, he
refuses to take further risks by trying to get her crew
on board for the ship's final flight. Icheb faces prejudice
in his Interspecies Ethics class, but the teacher steps
in and makes it clear that the students are to treat Icheb
as an equal. Trying to find Chakotay, Janeway contacts his
sister Atraya, but even she doesn't know for sure where
the Commander is. Janeway breaks the news to the crew in
Marseilles at the real Chez Sandrine. On Trebus, Chakotay
speaks to the spirit of his dead father Kolopak, who tells
him that it's Janeway who needs him now. He returns to her
just in time to see Voyager out.
We Shall Overcome - Ventura33
Doctor steals the plans needed for replicating his mobile
emitter and produces thousands, giving them to holograms
all over the Federation. He organizes protests (based visually
on others in Earth's history) for the cause of holographic
rights. Barclay is incensed when Zimmerman's latest EMH,
the 25CB, looks exactly like Reg himself. Icheb suffers
worse and worse treatment by his fellow students; he finally
changes their minds by using his nanoprobes to get them
off the hook for being caught with illegal drugs. B'Elanna
finds herself unqualified for the Starfleet engineering
positions that most interest her. On advice from Admiral
Paris (who babysits Miral at one point), delivered via Tom,
she takes some courses to improve her official standing.
A month later, she passes the courses and is better able
to find work. Tuvok and T'Pel spend some time with the Parises.
Doc's protests finally bear fruit as he is permitted to
address the Federation Council; after some stage-fright
coaching from Tom, his speech is a big success.
Echoes of the Mind - Mike Ben-Zvi
at work on the Montana Project (the construction of a new
starship that incorporates Borg and Sernaix technology),
Harry and B'Elanna find themselves under a much tighter
deadline. Harry is also experiencing strange dreams, much
as Janeway did earlier (see "Yesterday's Love Story").
Harry manages to get Seven assigned to the project, and
her presence speeds the work remarkably. Seven and Harry
are also increasingly attracted to each other, to B'Elanna's
bemusement. However, during the first attempt to integrate
the Sernaix slipstream core into the prototype ship, Seven
is suddenly taken over and forced to inject her Borg tubules
into the core, finally releasing the Ship Mind Ozymandias
(see "A Darker Light") from his hiding place in
her cortical implants. Ozymandias speaks to Harry and reveals
that there had been another Sernaix Ship Mind in Seven's
head; this was the one eradicated in "Mind Trap."
He also warns that the Sernaix will be coming soon in force
and tells Harry about Section 31. Commander Thalia Barton
arrives with orders to terminate the threat by any means
necessary. To save Ozymandias, Harry and Seven link minds
briefly, leading to a better understanding of each other.
Ozymandias surrenders before Barton can destroy him, and
turns over all his information about the Sernaix. Barton
reports back to her superior, Mr. West -- the head of Section
Distant Elephants - LauraJo
of Admiral Janeway's future (see "Endgame") comes
true early as Voyager is converted to a museum in San Francisco.
Janeway and Chakotay browse the museum, talking and reminiscing.
Tuvok and T'Pel return to Vulcan. Harry and B'Elanna decide
to investigate Section 31 further; Vorik is no help to them,
but they do manage to find Bashir and O'Brien and compare
notes with them (after Seven distracts Quark). The Sickbay
displays fail to meet Doc's standards. Tuvok is reunited
with his son Sek and meets T'Meni, his granddaughter (see
"Hunters"), for the first time. Kim and Torres
try Janeway, who does know of Section 31 (see the novel
Shadow?) but doesn't have any helpful information. Naomi
takes her father to the museum and remarks to Icheb that
Ratty isn't mentioned anywhere. Tuvok reflects on Janeway
and watches a Vulcan sunset with T'Pel. Admiral Paris advises
Janeway to visit Lake George (see "Coda"); she
finds Chakotay there, and he gives her a dog. They kiss
for the first time.
8-24: Secrets and Lies - Janeway602
The excavation team on the Sernaix planet (see "Jurisprudence")
finds Dalby's body, but a Section 31 operative among the
team members intercepts it. Harry finds himself uncomfortable
with a new officer, Commander Grant, who's been brought
onto the Montana Project; Seven recognizes him as one of
the two mysterious men she noticed at Voyager's decommissioning
in "One Door Closes." Their research strongly
suggests that he's part of Section 31. In the Bubble, Speaker
Mateth holds a meeting of most of the important Ayrethans
to decide whether or not they should take a side in the
coming Sernaix/Federation war. The debate goes back and
forth, but eventually the council's oldest member convinces
the others to join (as Mateth wanted to do). Janeway visits
with her mother and sister, who frustrate her by asking
about her relationship with Chakotay. The dog's name is
revealed to be Amelia.
8-25 & 8-26: 48 Hours - VVS8 Team
Miral's first birthday party draws in Voyager crewmen from
around the quadrant. Tuvok returns from Vulcan; Seven and
Harry take leave from the Montana Project; Janeway and Chakotay
arrive within fifteen minutes of each other, amid rumours
(stemming from Tom) that they're a couple. The party is
not without brief tensions but goes very well overall. Afterwards,
Harry and Seven kiss briefly -- moments before he disappears
without a trace. Seven immediately contacts the Parises
and Tuvok; Tom in turn goes to tell Janeway, unexpectedly
interrupting an intimate moment with Chakotay. A number
of ominous Section 31 scenes occur, in which they're confirmed
to be in league with the Sernaix. The Sernaix components
of the Montana Project's new starship suddenly stop working;
they start up again when B'Elanna and Seven arrive, and
Ozymandias (who's just been linked with the Realm) tells
them that the Sernaix have Harry and will soon be attacking
in force. Seven goes public with all her information about
the Sernaix and Section 31. Various admirals discuss the
problem. The final decision is to "go in head first,"
and this will include launching the new starship ahead of
schedule. When Janeway hears this, she meets with the Federation
Council and urges them to put her in command and the former
Voyager crew on board, since they're the only ones with
experience against Sernaix ships. Sycorax tells Harry that
he is the touched one (see "A Darker Light").
The admirals finally decide to do as Janeway asks, but Warhol
throws one last spanner in the works -- he convinces them
to put Chakotay on another ship, giving his post as first
officer to Barton (a Section 31 operative, but the admirals
don't know that; see "Echoes of the Mind"). The
Voyager crew get ready to go; among the farewells, Tom and
his father finally hug again. Janeway arrives on the bridge
of the new starship to find, to her delight, that the ship
(and its class) have been designated Voyager. Mateth orders
the breaking of the Phase. At last, after one of Janeway's
trademark speeches, the new Voyager finally enters open
space -- only to be surrounded by Sernaix....