While Voyager is landed on a planet for maintenance, Harry, Seven and Neelix are on a supply mission in the Delta Flyer. They defend an alleged medical transport of the Kraylor that is under attack from Annari warships. Harry finds only lower ranks of the crew and some scientists alive, and they ask him to assume command to safely return to the Kraylor homeworld that is under siege by the Annari and needs the medical supplies. Harry calls the ship "Nightingale", after Florence Nightingale. It later turns out that the Kraylor scientists aboard have actually developed a new form of cloak to hide from the Annari and the ship is their prototype. After Harry has been released of command, he later returns, and together with the crew manages to take the ship through the Annari blockade. Back on Voyager, Kim notes in his log that although the mission was a success, he doesn't feel entirely good about it, and he confesses to Neelix that he's not a captain ... not yet, anyway.

Errors and Explanations

Nit Central

  1. Shane Tourtellotte on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 11:38 am: Voyager is undergoing a massive maintenance overhaul. Torres is swamped with work. So where are Kim and 7, two of the ship's more skilled engineers? Off in the Delta Flyer, searching for dilithium. Come on, it isn't as if this job required engineers. Neelix is along for the ride! They are more able to identify dilithium vis the sensor readings.
  2. "The Borg value efficiency," 7 states, "not redundancy." Funny, I thought Borg cubes had a whole series of redundant systems to keep them operational despite immense damage. The redundant systems are intended to help Borg ships maintain efficiency.
  3. Corey Hines on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 4:17 pm: The whole command structure needs to be looked at here although I realize it is a different set of circumstances. In this ep, Kim says he's a junior officer, yet he always shows up for senior staff meetings, right from the begining of series. Janeway says Seven doesn't have a rank, yet she's also at the senior staff meetings, and can even call for red alert. The Undesirable Element on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 - 3:52 pm: Corey: Kim is a junior officer by rank because he is an ensign. He is a senior officer in his department because, presumably, everyone else has a lower rank than he does. (Crewman is lower than Ensign right?) He's a junior officer who happens to be chief of operations. He gets the best of both worlds. Seven goes to the staff meetings because of her vast experience in everything.
  4. Why didn't they install a cloaking device on the Voyager? It would help them out of many a jam. Their in contact with Starfleet, they should know that cloaking devices are legal in the Federation. And the Defiant used theirs all the time when they weren't supposed to. Steve Oostrom on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 10:49 pm: It's too bad that the Kraynor, already mass-producing their cloaking devices by the end of the episode, didn't provide Voyager with one. It might prove to be useful.Jwb52z on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 - 3:00 pm: Corey Hines, where did you get the idea that cloaking devices were legal? They still violate the treaty of Algeron to my knowledge. The only reason that the Defiant had one is because it was due to an agreement with the Romulans that they would only use it in the Gamma Quadrant in reaction to the Dominion.
  5. Steve Oostrom on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 - 10:49 pm: It must be Janeway's great fortune that she landed her ship pretty well on the edge of the Annari space. Afterall, when the two Annari vessels orders her ship out of their space under escort, she protests that the warp drive is not available. The Annari said they will travel at impulse. Not too long after, they reach the border. Considering that under impulse, a ship isn't going anywhere very fast (astonomically speaking), that planet they landed at must have been on the edge of Annari space. Makes sense - If Voyager had managed to travel further into Annari space, it would have increased the risk of the ship being sized.

Voyager Season 7
Unimatrix Zero Part 2 I Imperfection I Drive I Repression I Critical Care I Inside Man I Body and Soul I Nightingale I Flesh and Blood I Shattered I Lineage I Repentance I Prophecy I The Void I Workforce Part 1 I Workforce Part 2 I Human Error I Q2 I Author, Author I Friendship One I Natural Law I Homestead I Renaissance Man I Endgame
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