[VOY] Deadlock

[VOY] Season 2, Episode 21 (Netflix: S2 E21): Deadlock

Deadlock

Rating: 3

It can be hard to keep up with all the rules of the phenomenon going on, but this episode provides some good excitement.

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Notes:

Wildman is giving birth

Wildman is giving birth

Then things start going wrong

Then things start going wrong

The baby doesn't make it!

The baby doesn’t make it!

Then Harry falls out of a hole. This probably shouldn't bother me so much, but I think this damages a really awesome beginning. Wildman's baby dying was devastating, partly because it's possible that the writers would actually do that. It's not believable that they would kill off Harry in this way, so it actually lowers the stakes.

Then Harry falls out of a hole.  This really damages an awesome beginning. Wildman’s baby dying was devastating, partly because it’s possible that the writers would actually do that. It’s not believable that they would kill off Harry in this way, so it actually lowers the stakes.

Kes disappeared! This isn't a very helpful picture, but believe me, she used to be there

Kes disappeared! This isn’t a very helpful picture, but believe me, she used to be right there

They establish that there are two realities going on

They establish that there are two realities going on

Kes and a pipe show up from the damaged Voyager

Kes and a pipe show up from the damaged Voyager

They manage to contact each other

They manage to contact each other

These Janeways are standing close to each other

There’s talk of the damaged Voyager self-destructing so at least one can make it. These Janeways are standing close to each other

Vidiians attack!

Vidiians attack!

It ends up that the less damaged Voyager self-destructs to stop the Vidiians

In a cool twist, it ends up that the less damaged Voyager self-destructs to stop the Vidiians

They decide to send over Kim and the baby. It doesn't really make sense to save them over anyone else, but I guess things are back to normal now.

They decide to send over Kim and the baby. It doesn’t really make sense to save them over anyone else, but I guess things are back to normal now.

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  • anon

    There were some head-scratching decisions that the writers made, but I really like how they fool the audience into believing which crew is the “real” Voyager only to blow them up in a surprise twist at the end. It’s not often they pull off a real surprise in Trek.