[VOY] Season 3, Episode 1: Basics, Part 2
Normally the second part of a two-parter faces the challenge of resolving the conflicts raised in the first part, making it predictable. Basics Part II doesn’t fight this, but at least makes it fun to watch and does their best to make it all seem plausible. The real highlight and emotional core to the episode, and the reason it gets a 4, is Suder. Brad Dourif turns in a fantastic performance, and even though the viewer can guess the trajectory of the character, it remains emotionally resonant.
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The crew splits up into teams. I wouldn’t want Neelix as my team leader. He asks Hogan to collect bones that they find outside of a cave. Hogan looks really scared and Neelix asks “Is there a problem?” Neelix walks away and Hogan gets eaten
Seska finds out the baby isn’t Chakotay’s. I guess we’re not supposed to care what happens to him anymore.
Paris tries to get some Talaxians to help him
Suder and the Doctor work on a plan to sabotage the Kazon. Suder might have to kill someone
The Voyager crew doesn’t start off on the right foot with their neighbors. The neighbors steal Neelix and Kes and then Tuvok shoots one of them using a bow he made
Seska finds out that the Doctor is working against them, and she shuts him off
It’s all up to Suder!
One of the neighbor aliens conveniently gets stuck and Chakotay saves her
The Talaxians and Paris show up and start the assault
Suder raids engineering, and sabotages the ship so that the Talaxians can board
Paris picks up the rest of the crew
Suder didn’t make it, and it’s sad.
Oh yeah Seska’s dead too.
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