[VOY] Season 4, Episode 13: Waking MomentsRating: 2
Janeway says “then we turn this dream world of theirs…into a nightmare.”
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Everyone on voyager is having bad dreams. I guess they felt like they had to do the “showing up to work naked” thing, and Tuvok drew the short straw.
Seven and Harry kiss. “Resistance is futile”…man this is gonna be a rough one.
Janeway has a nightmare that everyone on the crew died except Neelix. The ultimate nightmare.
In all of their nightmares they see this alien
Wait, Seven and Harry kissing was supposed to be HARRY’s nightmare??
B’Elanna is wearing her weird engineering coat where she keeps her pens
They figure out that they all had bad dreams, and all saw the same alien
But some people didn’t wake up!
They decide to put Chakotay to sleep in order to talk with the alien, because he has special Native American magic dream pow- eh nevermind I can’t even finish that sentence.
Chakotay is hunting with a spear on Voyager, for generic Native American reasons.
The alien tells Chakotay to go to a certain star system, past their space, and then they’ll be safe and Chakotay believes him, because that’s what Chakotay does. He believes what bad guys tell him.
When they get to the location, they’re ambushed and Voyager is taken over
But then Chakotay sees the moon, which is his signal to himself that he’s still in a dream.
He wakes up again and realizes that the crew is in a collective dream. They try to find where the aliens are sleeping.
I don’t totally understand this dream-scape the aliens and crew are able to inhabit, because the episode really makes it seem like there’s some kind of shared extra-dimensional space the crew has access to when dreaming, but kinda makes it seem like that’s always the case, and that these aliens just spend more time in this dream-scape. The writers know that isn’t how dreams work right? That might not be what the show is depicting, but it’s not clear enough to make a case stating otherwise.
Also, within the dream world, Tuvok figures everything out, because that’s what Tuvok does.
But Janeway decides to test the theory by trying to kill herself
Once everyone realizes it’s a dream I guess they have no problem waking themselves up
But then Chakotay sees the moon again! What’s even reeeeaaaall??
He dozed off.
I need to compile a list, but Voyager really loves doing this kind of thing. I get the appeal to place doubt on whether or not a scene is really happening, but it usually makes for a real mess of an episode. Enough already, Voyager.
He finds where the aliens are sleeping. There’s some device that needs to be turned off in order for the plot to be resolved.
He doesn’t know how to do it so he uses his last stimulant to wake up an alien.
For the climax Chakotay must do battle with being sleepy.
He ends up losing the battle, but had told the doctor to blow up the device along with him and all the aliens if he hadn’t heard back from him. That convinces the aliens to fix everything.
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