Stardate 48546.2: Investigating a nebula whose energy currents could replenish the ship’s engines and other systems, Voyager penetrates the gases of the nebula, which turns out to be a huge life form. The ship’s entry injures the creature, and Voyager barely makes it back into open space intact. Though it will further deplete the ship’s energy reserves, Janeway feels that the crew is obligated to return to the nebula-entity and repair the damage caused by Voyager’s intrusion.
teleplay by Tom Szollosi & Michael Piller
story by Brannon Braga
directed by David Livingston
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Angela Dohrman (Ricky), Judy Geeson (Sandrine), Larry A. Hankin (Gaunt Gary), Luigi Amodeo (The Gigolo)
LogBook entry by Earl Green