||Not as good as the first half, mainly due to Voyager building an alliance with unknown species off-camera which feels like a total cop-out (and their brand new ships don't last as long as the wrecked, ruined Voyager in a fight). The pace slows down, but this is a theme established by TNG, with the second half of a two-parter exploring the story and moving towards a resolution. The cliffhanger to part 1 was excellent and even made my mum say "Ooh", just in case anyone wanted to know that, and this episode shows the senior staff trying to repair Voyager on their own with many, many good moments, including Janeway's obsessive determination which sees her in conflict with the doctor after sustaining nasty injuries. It's a bit naff to have Anorak altering the whole quadrant just to bring his wife back - this is a theme that's been done to death in science fiction - I mean I can understand if his entire family had been wiped out, but he's doing all this for his bird and nobody stops to say "You know what, screw you for erasing everyone I love to bring one person back." Chakotay and Paris are in conflict for the first time in years and both have believable motivations. It's funny to see Chakotay be the one to actually believe he can help Anorak where Paris has caught the bus to real street and can't believe what Chakotay's doing.