Stardate not given: Janeway and Chakotay, infected with a virus, are awakened from stasis and find themselves on the planet where they contracted the illness. The doctor’s research indicates that leaving the planet would prove fatal for them, and suggests contacting the medically advanced Vidiians for help, having failed to discover a cure himself. Survival provisions are sent to the planet, and Janeway hands command over to Tuvok and orders him to give the Vidiians a wide berth for the crew’s safety. As Janeway and Chakotay adjust to life in their new home and outside of the formal command structure to which they are accustomed, Tuvok orders the ship to steer clear of a Vidiian convoy despite the protests of many of the crew. A violent storm on the planet wrecks the equipment Janeway has been using to conduct her own research on the virus, and she finally begins to resign herself to the possibility that she and Chakotay may have to settle into the roles of Adam and Eve. Tuvok finally consents to contact the Vidiians, but despite the fact that the doctor’s old flame Dr. Denara Pel offers an antidote to the disease, her fellow Vidiians carry out a relentless ambush on Voyager.
written by Jeri Taylor
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Susan Diol (Dr. Denara Pel), Simon Billig (Hogan), Bahni Turpin (Swinn)
LogBook entry by Paul Campbell