It’s the 100th episode, and they celebrate with a wacky time travel adventure! We get Crankypants Older Kim, the EMH being snarky in two different time periods, Torres breaking a champagne bottle in engineering, Seven drunk, Voyager crashing into the ice, and a Geordi La Forge cameo. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch is “Timeless.”
Where the episode particularly lost me is when Paris and Kim go to the holodeck to test the slipstream drive, and WHY THE HELL DIDN’T THEY DO THIS ALREADY??????? Why are they even considering the possibility of a practical test if they haven’t even done a simulation on the holodeck? It makes absolutely no sense that it wouldn’t even occur to anyone to do such a test before they decided to go ahead with a field test, and it especially makes no sense that they go ahead anyhow. Kim’s argument as to why they should try it is, frankly, imbecilic. The whole stalking-horse thing with the Delta Flyer is incredibly risky, and it makes no sense, none, that they would go ahead with so crazy a notion.