Stardate 49005.3: Alone in a shuttlecraft performing the Pakra, a solitary ritual commemorating his father, Chakotay is attacked by a Kazon-Ogla vessel. When he destroys the attacking craft and rescues the lone pilot, he discovers that his opponent is a young boy trying to make his mark in Kazon society by killing an enemy; the price of the boy’s failure is ostracism from his culture. Chakotay is faced with the dilemma of saving his own life while righting the harm he has unwittingly done to the boy.
written by Kenneth Biller
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Aron Eisenberg (Kar), Patrick Kilpatrick (Razik), Tim deZarn (Haliz)
Notes: Aron Eisenberg was already well known to fans of the Star Trek universe as Nog, the young Ferengi friend of Jake Sisko on Deep Space Nine.
LogBook entry by Earl Green