News reaches Voyager through the up-and-running Pathfinder project that the Doctor's creator, Lewis Zimmerman, is critically ill. In an attempt to save his life, the Doctor's program is transmitted to the Alpha Quadrant, but once there, he finds Zimmerman does not want to be examined by an "obsolete" EMH program.
While patrolling the Mediterranean near Yugoslavia and against the orders of Harm, his division commander, Lt. Buxton fires on what he believes is a Serbian armored car about to attack Kosovar refugees. As Buxton and his pals are celebrating his victory back aboard the aircraft carrier, however, the grave news arrives: those "Serbs" Buxton attacked and killed were, in fact, Russian peacekeepers, and Buxton made the mistake while under Harm's command. Mac prosecutes what appears to be an open-and-shut case of a Marine weapons expert accused of reckless endangerment.moreless
A mysterious alien with a knack for languages is able to repair a damaged message from Starfleet. The crew is elated when the message reveals that a new ship is waiting for them, that has the ability to bring them home in three months. However, Janeway suspects that this turn of luck is too good to be true.
Nash and Joe transport a key witness, who is in the Witness Protection Program, and must avoid being killed by federal agents who've been bought off by the defendant. When Cassidy's date cancels last minute, she decides to ask out J.J.moreless
Harmon Rabb is promoted and his first assignment as Lt. Commander is defending Capt. 'CAG' Boone in a court-martial. During a mission over Bosnia one aircraft goes down due to a system malfunction. A Serbian helicopter shoots at the parachuting crew and to protect them the CAG shoots down the helicopter. Now he has to defend himself in front of a court-martial accused of shooting down the helicopter as an act of revenge, violating a cease-fire and with that risking a new war break-out. Locations: Bosnia; Naples, Italy; USS Seahawk/Adriatic Sea; Washington D.C.moreless
Harry Kim arises one morning to find he is back in San Francisco on Earth with his girlfriend Libby. He learns that in this reality, he never served aboard Voyager, but instead works in Starship Design at Starfleet Headquarters. Desperate to set things straight, the only person who can help him is lowlife Tom Paris, who has no idea who Harry is.
Robin is angry when her husband's will seems to stipulate that Det. Kelly should resume his duties as her bodyguard. Sipowicz must clear his son of a drug charge. The detectives check a garbage dump for a female body but find a male instead.moreless