Stardate not given: As the subspace life forms attack Voyager’s bridge, the Equinox warps away safely, protected by B’elanna’s shield generator, which was surreptitiously beamed out of Voyager. Also kidnapped from Voyager are Seven of Nine, who refuses to cooperate with Ransom’s murderous plan to return to Earth, and Voyager’s EMH, whose mobile emitted has been stolen by the Equinox’s identical doctor, acting as a spy aboard Voyager. When Ransom’s attempt to resume his course toward the Alpha Quadrant is thwarted by Seven’s sabotage of the Equinox’s warp drive, the captain deletes the Voyager doctor’s ethical subroutine, forcing him to operate on Seven to extract the necessary information to conduct repairs. On Voyager, Janeway becomes obsessed with bringing Ransom to justice, even to the point of stripping Chakotay of his rank and responsibilities when he protests her actions, and threatens to do the same to Tuvok. Contact is finally established with the aliens, who insist that the Equinox should be handed over to them – and Janeway startles her crew by acceeding to this demand. The crews of both ships are now at the mercy of commanding officers who have crossed the line.
Season 6 Regular Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Roxann Biggs-Dawson (B’elanna Torres), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim)
teleplay by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: John Savage (Captain John Ransom), Titus Welliver (Burke), Olivia Birkelund (Gilmore), Rick Worthy (Lessing), Eric Steinberg (Ankari), Steve Dennis (Thompson), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green