Trekathon 530: Hope And Fear (VOY)

Voyager finally decrypts the message from Star Fleet, and may have found a way home.

It’s been a while since the last ‘false hope return to the Alpha quadrant’ episode. I liked the fake out in this one, as I was expecting things to go wrong in an entirely different way. As alien revenge plots go this one seemed over-elaborate, and implausibly resource intensive. But the ethical point – ‘who are you to make these decisions’ – is one it would’ve been nice to have seen more on before this.

This episode also underlines an important change in Voyager – Seven of Nine is not just a new character, in many ways she’s become the single most important story telling element on board. The best bits of this episode revolve around her continuing search for place.

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