Alliances was a superb episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it brought the Prime Directive into the forefront as the idea of an alliance with certain Kazon factions which might make Voyager's trip through Delta Quadrant easier. The story line was awesome and intriguing and important questions were raised and in the end Captain Janeway held fast to her course and gave a moving talk about how important Starfleet protocols and regulations are to the success of their mission to get back home. This was definitely a defining episode. I look forward to watching the next episode of Star Trek: Voyager!!!!!!!