Trekathon 412: Investigations (VOY)

June 21st, 2012

Neelix uncovers a spy on board as he tries to do the “Good Morning Vietnam” thing.

All that careful plot laying of the last few episodes gets used up all at once, as we find up what Paris was up to, and the traitorous crewmen is discovered. The main payoff is in the misdirect, where Paris’ recent behaviour makes the first half story of his leaving the ship at least a little more plausible than it otherwise would be.

The main problem here is the choice of protagonist. Neelix is annoying and dull, and his over-enthusiasm grates. He has the potential to be a much deeper character, but he just can’t escape the comic character event horizon.

412 down, 325 to go.