Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 18

Death Wish

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 1996 on UPN

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  • The disease is immortality.

    Voyager encounters a member of the Q species that is imprisoned for being a danger to himself. Gerrit Graham guests stars as Q No. 1. John de Lancie makes his first appearance on Voyager as Q No. 2. Lancie's character has some classic one-liners in this episode.

    (After Q No. 1 accidentally rids Voyager of all the men.)

    "Say, is this a ship of the Valkyries, or have you human women finally done away with your men altogether?"

    - John de Lancie

    In the episode Q No. 1 is intent on killing himself. He has lived his life of accomplishment, and now there is nothing more for him to do. Voyager holds a trial of amnesty of Q No. 1. Lt. Commander Tuvok represented Q No. 1, and Q No. 2 represented the Q Continuum. Tuvok argued that it was not fair for the Q Continuum to force immortality on an individual.

    This episode was the first time we saw the Captain Janeway that we were to see throughout the rest of the series. She really came into her own. Before this episode Janeway went back and forth on what kind of character she was, but this ended that debate. The episode was really about the right to choose. Overall the episode gets an A+. If you haven't already seen this episode, it is a MUST see.