The holodeck cosplay continues, but it’s not as much fun this time. However, the Hirogen alpha’s reasons for using the holodeck at least has a very Trekkish motive, which is a nice touch. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch plays “The Killing Game, Part II.”
Having said that, Janeway’s own switch from “I’ll destroy the ship before I’ll help you” to “let’s work together” is a bit too abrupt. Karr may have semi-noble intentions, but he’s still the guy who boarded the ship, imprisoned much of the crew, and, in essence, tortured the rest of them. Oh, and killed one of them. But suddenly that doesn’t matter?
I mean, yes, she should pursue a peaceful solution (not that Turanj lets that happen), but the switch is just too fast to be anything but disturbing.