Two characters that don’t get along must learn to survive when put alone in a dangerous situation. Yawn.
Even by overused Star Trek plot-line standards this one is tired.
The “twist” of course is that Paris and Neelix must care for a newly hatched baby and so bond over being surrogate parents in a cheap, cut-rate Enemy Mine ripoff.
The dialogue is terrible, the direction (by Jonathan Frakes no less!) is stale and lifeless and the supposed “tender” moments are just boring knock-offs from a dozen better TV shows and movies.
I suppose if I could say one positive thing about this episode its the fact that we never, ever have to see “jealous Neelix” again. So that’s a blessing.
Still I am struggling to get through this season and we are only 7 episodes in. If they continue on this abysmal track this Voyager project I am on may not last to the summer. But until then I shall attempt to soldier on. Fingers crossed for next week, give me something, anything to enjoy.