Date: May 26, 2021
Season 7, Episode 4
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: There was too little of a dear friend today and too much pain in my body. However, the good news is there is still time to back the apocalypse!
TL;DR: A Bajoran Maquis member named Teero implants something in Tuvok’s head while they are still in the AQ. It turns Tuvok into a Mr. Hyde that attacks the crew while his Dr. Jekyll persona investigates who’s responsible for the attacks on anyone who was Maquis. Eventually the Maquis take over the ship but Tuvok is somehow able to snap out of it and the Maquis go back to being part of the Starfleet crew.
Torres: Protective lenses?
Paris: These will make the images on the screen appear three-dimensional.
Torres: Let me get this straight. You’ve gone to all this trouble to program a three-dimensional environment that projects a two-dimensional image, and now you’re asking me to wear these to make it look three-dimensional again?
Paris: Great, isn’t it?Torres not understanding the point of 3-D “glasses” and Paris thinking it’s nifty.
“It is my experience that emotional involvements often lead to unpredictable behavior.”: What an absolutely terrible episode. Teero, the Bajoran who used Vulcan telekinesis against Tuvok, did something and programmed some sort of instruction that would turn the rest of the Maquis crew into drones that would carry out whatever his plans were. The problem is that the Maquis are no longer a thing, the crew is stranded in the DQ, and the reason Tuvok is able to break free is never mentioned. Why would Teero have input a coded message in Tuvok’s son’s note after all this time? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!
I was more interested in the date Torres and Paris were going on, and I did love that the episode ended with the whole crew going to the movies. I also liked that Tuvok was put in charge of finding himself and that it was weird he kept having “hunches”. I moderately enjoyed the Maquis takeover of Voyager and Chakotay needing to test Tuvok’s loyalty, but overall there wasn’t much to redeem this episode. 2 bottles of sub-standard root beer for this episode.