In order to retrieve a probe stuck in a hazardous atmosphere, Tom Paris designs a new type of shuttlecraft. Meanwhile, Torres begins to exhibit reckless behavior, engaging in dangerous holodeck programs without safety protocols.
While Seven of Nine struggles with her humanity, Captain Janeway tries to help a group of aliens whose species was almost entirely assimilated by the Borg. Meanwhile, the Klingon "Day of Honor" turns into a string of bad luck for B'Elanna.
Movie producer Gary Blondo finds himself in trouble when he gets too involved in the Clifford Banks case. Jimmy Wyler succeeds in solving the problem that is Mrs Clifford Banks.
Voyager encounters a region of space named the Nekrit Expanse. Since Neelix has no knowledge about the space after this point, he tries to make himself useful to the crew by trying to obtain a map from an old friend named Wixiban, who in exchange, asks for Neelix's help with some less-than-reputable dealings.