Star Trek: Voyager


Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 2/5/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 49380.5When Ensign Lon Suder kills a crewmate, Tuvok performs a mind meld to help repress Suder's violent tendencies. However, soon after, Tuvok begins showing violent tendencies himself.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Picardo

    The Doctor

  • Kate Mulgrew

    Captain Kathryn Janeway

  • Robert Beltran

    Commander Chakotay

  • Roxann Dawson

    Lt. B'Elanna Torres

  • Jennifer Lien


  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Creepy but good

    By Celedorian, May 26, 2015

  • Meld

    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 09, 2011

  • Weird, out of place, and kind of creepy.

    By AsGard-Kvasir, Jul 14, 2008

  • A crewman named Darwin is found dead in engineering. Everyone thinks his death was accidental, but The Doctor has found evidence Darwin was murdered. Who murder Darwin?

    By Pink_Floyd_AL, Mar 17, 2007

  • A murder of a crewmen leads Tuvok into the mind of a murderer.

    By marvelfan89, Feb 11, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • The Doctor: Vulcan mind melds. Utter foolishness. Anybody with an ounce of sense wouldn't share his brain with someone else. Would you? I certainly wouldn't. And of course, when something goes wrong, and believe me it does more often than they'd like to admit, the first thing they call out is DOCTOR!

    • Tuvok: (to The Doctor) ou are not invulnerable, hologram. A few well chosen commands to the computer, and you will cease to exist.

    • Neelix: I will not rest until I see you smile. Tuvok: Then you will not rest.

    • The Doctor: (to recovering Tuvok) You're on your way back to being normal, although I'm not sure how the word normal applies to a species that supresses all their emotions.

    • Tuvok: A crime must have a logical purpose. The Doctor: Ah yes, I see. How to close the case without understanding the logic of the crime? For a Vulcan that would be a dilemma, wouldn't it?

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    Notes (5)

    • In a 2010 interview, Tim Russ admitted that he had included the scene from this episode wherein Tuvok loses control of himself in sickbay in a performance reel he could show when seeking acting work.

    • This was one of Ethan Phillips' favorite episodes to watch from the first two seasons of Voyager. It was also Robert Picardo's favorite from the second season.

    • A scene involving Chakotay "dressing down" Tuvok for not knowing about Paris' gambling operation was cut from the episode.

    • When this episode was originally pitched, the killer Tuvok was to mind meld with was a generic alien serial killer. Then it was changed during the script writing to a Human. It was Tim Russ (Tuvok) who suggested the killer be made a Betazoid, since it would make more sense for someone from another telepathic race to adversely effect Tuvok than just a Human, no matter how psychotic.

    • When this episode is broadcast in syndication, a brief scene is cut after Chakotay tells Paris that he's on report, in which Paris sarcastically replies that it must be a tough job to fill out reports and Ensign Kim sarcastically tells Paris "thanks."

    Trivia (2)

    • Nitpick: In the scene where Tuvok and Neelix are discussing Vulcan holidays in the mess hall, Ethan Philips' color contacts are misaligned, making it appear as though Neelix is cross eyed.

    • Goof: At times through this episode, Suder is referred to as an Ensign, and at others he's called a Crewman.

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