Welcome back to the delta quadrant. Things look bleak for the Voyager crew as they are put in a dangerous place by the crew of the Equinox. Led by the ever ruminative but decisive Captain Ransom, played wonderfully by John Savage. The character actually has an arc that is easily followed and understood.
Filling out his crew are a set of really good guest stars including the solid Titus Welliver. This episode shows us what might have happened with a different captain, and different choices.
As usual Chakotay gets to be Janeway's moral compass. Keeping her from crossing the line.
This was a solid season opener with great moral questions. Also showing the naivety of Starfleet and the strength of this crew.