Written By: Kenneth Biller & Bryan Fuller
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Voyager hits a mine and is leaking radiation onto the crew, the Doctor can stabilize the patients but the radiation will continue to do damage. So Janeway order escape pods, and they are eventually kidnapped, drugged, and brainwashed into working labor for some cruel alien race. Luckily Chakotay, Kim, and Neelix were on an away mission, and are able to fix up Voyager with the help of the Doctor (as the ECH) and save the day. Luckily it takes time so this can be dragged out to two episodes. The premise feels like a one episode kinda premise. I guess they were able to take their time with the story this way.
The cliffhanger is irritating. As Chakotay and Neelix are able to beam Torres back to Voyager, but when Chakotay needs an emergency beam out immediately after, some sparks fly on the bridge for no reason and they say the transporter is out. Fuck you lazy writers.
NEXT TIME: Rescue