Date: April 10, 2021
Season 6, Episode 21
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: I watched this episode FOREVER ago and am finally writing it up. I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. The last few weeks have been rough, but I really have missed writing.
TL;DR: Neelix and Paris get conned by a trio of aliens that go on impersonating Janeway, Tuvok, and Chakotay throughout the Quadrant. The real Voyager catches up with the trio and are able to capture the imposter captain. She eventually escapes but Paris and the EMH are stowed aboard and some shenanigans happen to make it a good ending.
Janeway: I have to admit, I’m impressed.
Dala: I wish I could say the same. The great Captain Janeway. Somehow I expected you to be taller. I make a better you than you.
Janeway: Oh I don’t know, I’d say we’re very much alike. Resourceful, intelligent, ambitious. But with just one tiny difference.
Dala: And what is that?
Janeway: I’m not a liar and a thief.“I only lied about being a thief”. If you don’t get that reference, we can’t be friends.
“I know it’s hard for you to believe, but occasionally some of us tell the truth.”: The last 10 minutes of this episode were the best. In the beginning you can tell something fishy is happening and once I find out it was Neelix and Paris who got conned, I started to lost interest. I mean it’s funny because they’re the two resident “bad boys” on Voyager and they got had, but it happens to the best of us. Unfortunately for them it’s causing the rest of the ship a bad name and it has to be rectified. The bit at the end where they fake out the other two aliens and it’s really the EMH is wonderful and it is nice to see the boys get their groove back and fake out the EMH too. I’m super torn about what to rate this episode because it says a lot about something when only the last 10 minutes are “good”. Husband and I watched Doom tonight, and it was awful. The best part was when they spent a few minutes in first-person shooter mode as a nod to its origins as a video game, but even that got old after 5 minutes. So I guess that’s the rating – 5 minutes in a 1990’s video game.