Seska lures Chakotay and Voyager to her, claiming that Maj Culluh is going to kill the baby she created using Chakotay's DNA, once he learns that it isn't his. Chakotay feels compelled to rescue his child, in spite of fearing it could be a trap.
In order to stop attacks from the Kazon, Captain Janeway finds herself being forced to make an alliance with the more powerful Kazon sects. When negotiations fail, their only chance is to ally themselves with the race that used the Kazons as slaves in the past, called the Trabe.
After Voyager detects a Federation probe, the Kazon-Nistrim attack and steal transporter technology. Chakotay interprets this as a personal attack, and is then captured.