For its penultimate episode, Voyager decided to do one last spotlight on the EMH, as we get disguises, subterfuge, acrobatics, the Emergency Command Hologram, multiple EMHs on the holodeck, and the return of the Potato People! The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch meets a “Renaissance Man.”
We’ve only got one episode left, and Robert Picardo is pretty much the breakout star of the series, so it seems fitting that he gets one final vehicle. He gets to sing opera, he gets to be the ECH one more time, he gets to histrionically confess his sins, and he gets to be repentant, yet still improve his relationship with Janeway. The rivalry between him and Paris gets two final acknowledgments, the first with the EMH being forced to kiss him while disguised as Torres, the second when Paris rather bitterly asks if the EMH has anything he wants to confess to him (he doesn’t, though Paris very obviously thinks he should, dagnabbit).