Stardate 50063.2: On a visit to a monastery on an alien world, Kes and Neelix visit a shrine. When Kes approaches it, an energy field knocks her out, and a government official informs the crew that Kes has been punished by the world’s ancient spirits for trespassing on holy ground. Beamed to Voyager’s sickbay, Kes is slowly dying and the Doctor can offer no alternatives to save her. Janeway beams down to the planet to undergo any voyage of discovery necessary to save Kes, but her path is less than straightforward and may not yield any useful information.
teleplay by Lisa Klink
story by Geo Cameron
directed by Robert Duncan McNeill
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Harry Groener (The Magistrate), Becky Ann Baker (The Guide), Estelle Harris (Spirit #1), Keene Curtis (Spirit #2), Parley Baer (Spirit #3)
LogBook entry by Paul Campbell