Stardate not given: Voyager’s quick response to an alien distress call turns into a crisis – the distress call is part of a trap. Eight convicts and their three guards are all disarmed in the process of transport, but this makes them no less dangerous. Despite a brief hostage situation, the prisoners are contained and Janeway adheres to the Prime Directive by offering to transport all of their guests to their original destination – and an appointment with a death sentence. But with everything to lose, the prisoners prove that they’re not quite so conscious of the rules as Voyager’s captain – and they’re not ready to go quietly.
Guest Cast: Jeff Kober (Iko), Tim deZarn (Yediq), F.J. Rio (Joleg), Gregg Poland (Voyager security officer)
LogBook entry by Earl Green