Stardate not given: The remains of the Caretaker suddenly begin to resonate with the life signs of another sporocystian life form and the crew begins to search for what is apparently the other caretaker. They find a smaller copy of the Caretaker’s array with over 2,000 Ocampa aboard. Kes meets with Tanis, who begins to teach her the traditions of her people. He also speaks of Suspiria, a member of the Caretaker’s race known as the Nacene, who lives in a sub-space layer called Exosia. But when Voyager finally encounters her, Suspiria wishes to destroy the ship in revenge for the death of her companion.
teleplay by Brannon Braga
story by Anthony Williams
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Gary Graham (Tanis), Lindsay Ridgeway (Girl), Norman Large (Ocampa Man)
Notes: Actor Gary Graham was formerly a series regular on Fox’s well-regarded but short-lived Alien Nation series (and, at the time of this episode, was still occasionally returning to the role of Detective Matt Sykes in an intermittent series of Alien Nation TV movies); he would later play the recurring role of Vulcan Ambassador Soval in the next Star Trek spinoff, Enterprise.
LogBook entry by Paul Campbell