When Voyager discovers a settlement of oppressed Talaxians living on an asteroid, Neelix feels compelled to help them. As he spends time with his people and starts to forge relationships with them, he faces a very difficult decision.
During a near-death experience, B'Elanna finds herself aboard the Klingon Death Barge, a spectral vessel which transports dishonored souls to Grethor. After seeing her mother there, B'Elanna risks her life to go back and save her mother's soul from this fate, even at the cost of her own.
With the crew stranded on a barren planet, and the ship controlled by the Kazon, it's up to Tom Paris, Lon Suder, and The Doctor to retake Voyager and rescue their crewmates.