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Star Trek Voy - Season 2 - Episode 25

Star Trek Voy - 2x25 - Resolutions

Originally Aired: 1996-5-13

Synopsis:
Janeway and Chakotay are forced into exile. [DVD]

My Rating - 5

Fan Rating Average - 4.51

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Problems
- So Voyager just left all that equipment on the planet?

Factoids
- According to Paris, a type 9 shuttle has a top speed of warp 4.

Remarkable Scenes
- Chakotay ridiculing Janeway for her comment about "roughing it."
- Chakotay and Janeway hitting it off as they construct their new home.
- Janeway discovering the primate.
- Chakotay after discovering the primate: "Looking for a pet?" Janeway: "No, looking for a clue about primate physiology on this planet. They must have to contend with insect bites too."
- Tuvok relieving Kim of his duties when he speaks up about the Vidiians.
- Kim approaching Tuvok to present his well thought out plan, only to be rejected again.
- Tuvok agreeing to contact the Vidiians.
- Chakotay : "I can tell you a story, an ancient legend among my people. It's about an angry warrior who lived his life in conflict with the rest of his tribe. A man who couldn't find peace, even with the help of his spirit guide. For years he struggled with his discontent. The only satisfaction he ever got came when he was in battle. This made him a hero among his tribe, but the warrior still longed for peace within himself. One day, he and his war party were captured by a neighboring tribe led by a woman warrior. She called on him to join her because her tribe was too small and weak to defend itself from all its enemies. The woman warrior was brave and beautiful and very wise. The angry warrior swore to himself that he would stay by her side, doing whatever he could to make her burden lighter. From that point on, her needs would come first. And in that way, the warrior began to know the true meaning of peace." Janeway: "Is that really an ancient legend?" Chakotay: "No. But that made it easier to say."
- Tuvok's maneuver at the end.

My Review
A decent offering with some minor flaws. It was obvious from the beginning that Janeway and Chakotay would return to the ship, so the whole "they might never come back" plot came off as annoying. Tuvok's initial behavior as captain was equally annoying; frankly, the first thing they should have done once they left Janeway and Chakotay there was to go find the Vidiians and try to get their help. Harry was right, Tuvok was not. And stretching out the contention was just a waste of time. The episode presents great continuity with Voy: Lifesigns, with Denara showing up again, though the star of this show is the interaction between Chakotay and Janeway. It seems to me that the writers have been trying to get the two of them together for a long time, but they never actually went through with it. Though, this episode gets closer to it than almost any other.

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