Hey, look, it’s Lori Petty! And her character falls in love with Tuvok! Man, is she in for a rough ride…. As a bonus, Joseph Ruskin is there with his amazing voice. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch succumbs to the forces of “Gravity.”
Yes, the story is one we’ve seen before—not just on the original series, but also in “Alter Ego“—but the episode sings mainly because Russ, Lori Petty, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Robert Picardo all sell it. Petty is particularly good in this, giving us someone who is at once very capable of surviving on her own, but also incredibly lonely and eager for companionship. And the anguish of both sides of the doomed romance is palpable.