Story: Year of Hell, Part II
Written By: Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Much like the first installment, this episode is a decent action adventure, but all the events get the energy sucked out of them when you realize that none of it happened, has any effect on our characters, and all takes place in a sort of alternate reality. It has a big old fat reset button, which is anti-climactic when this is the end of a two-parter that was hinted at all the way back in “Before and After”.
Sometimes I just watch episodes and can see alternatives that make more sense to me. A lot of people seem to really like these episodes, and often cite them as reasons they love Voyager, for me the easy clean up ending was just a little too easy, and negated the worth of everything that happened in the episode since absolutely NO ONE had memories of it in the end.
NEXT TIME: B’Elanna Imprisoned for Violent Thoughts