Trekathon 397: Resistance (VOY)

June 6th, 2012

Janeway has to rely on a delusional resistance fighter to rescue Tuvok and B’Elanna.

Overall a miss for me. The episode tries to do something a bit deeper with the delusional man insisting that Janeway is his daughter. But the arc of the episode (denial, compliance, acceptance at the end) is too obvious. And while it’s a fine performance, too much of the episode depends on it – we’re watching for the regulars, not the guest stars.

It’s also another episode that seems to have been running short, so we get the quick ‘beat over the head’ scene at the end to reinforce what happened in the episode. I hope that’s a trend that comes to an end soon, because it’s starting to annoy me.

397 down, 340 to go.