[VOY] Investigations

[VOY] Season 2, Episode 20 (Netflix: S2 E20): Investigations

Investigations
Rating: 2

This episode is the conclusion of an ongoing story line, so I guess that means you should watch it. It wasn’t great though. Probably the best thing about the ongoing traitor plot was that it was ongoing. The way they had little scenes in the prior episodes building toward something was cool.

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Notes:

Neelix has some kind of TV show on Voyager. Why are the TVs on Voyager such low quality?

Neelix has some kind of TV show on Voyager. Why are the TVs on Voyager such low quality?

Paris decides to leave Voyager and join a Telaxian ship. Yeah right

Paris decides to leave Voyager and join a Talaxian ship. Yeah right

The Talaxian ship was attacked by the Kazon. The Kazon messed up this guy's hair! and they also took Tom Paris

The Talaxian ship was attacked by the Kazon. The Kazon messed up this guy’s hair! and they also took Paris

Seska! She asks Paris to join her

Seska! She asks Paris to join her

Then she leaves him alone with a computer

Then she leaves him alone with a computer

Neelix figures out that there must be a traitor on board and starts investigating

Neelix figures out that there must be a traitor on board and starts investigating

Turns out Paris acting out was all part of the plan. Janeway wanted Paris on the Kazon ship, and to make it believable, Paris started acting like a jerk with Chakotay

Turns out Janeway wanted Paris on the Kazon ship, and to make it believable, Paris started acting like a jerk with Chakotay. Chakotay wasn’t in on it

They're going to let Neelix continue to investigate the traitor because it might draw him out

They’re going to let Neelix continue to investigate the traitor because it might draw him out

Paris is caught. Wait, hold on. We need to think about what's going on here...

Paris is caught. Wait, hold on. We need to think about what’s going on here…

…What kind of stupid plan is this? They had Paris act like a jerk months in advance to make it seem like he wouldn’t want to be on the ship, because the traitor will definitely be keeping track of Paris, and what trouble he’s causing. So Paris leaves and joins a Talaxian ship, and they just hope that this is big news to the Kazon. What if the Kazon didn’t care? Paris would just have to spend weeks on a Talaxian ship until he would have to embarrassingly phone home and ask to be picked up. So then Paris gets captured by the Kazon. They have to count on the Kazon not just locking him up, you know, like they normally do with people. Instead they put him in a really important room where he’s supposed to figure out the Kazon computers, and then figure out who the spy is on Voyager. But after all of this, they just tell Neelix to act as bait to lure out the spy. That’s how the spy actually gets taken down. Paris just by chance finds out something useful, that there was a Kazon ambush waiting for Voyager. This plan put Paris in an incredibly risky situation, with about 2,000 ways it could go wrong. They just had to hope that he can get all the information, figure out some way to break free, and find his way back to Voyager.

Oh good, it worked out

Oh good it worked out he took their gun

For some reason Neelix and Jonas are the only ones left in engineering

For some reason Neelix and Jonas are the only ones left in engineering

Fight! This isn't exactly a battle of titans

This isn’t exactly a battle of titans

 

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  • Khevenhiler

    Very, very low quality. And we’re talking about Voyager, mind you!
    Neelix entered this show as scrap dealer, later we found out that he was coward, deserter, smuggler, jelaous jerk, but now he is fighting for the thruth like Woodward and Bernstein. Only thing missing is Deep Throat insider guy/girl to give him muddled scraps and pieces.
    This is not even ridiculous. It’s appalling. And i sincerely like Voyager.

  • anon

    Sometimes I wish we could rate these reviews, which frequently turn out to be more entertining than the episodes themselves.