A classic battle between instincts and emotions. A classic battle between man's ability to kill and supress his emotions.
Great episode. We see that despite his Vulcan upbringings Tuvok is just as prone to violence as everyone else. Suder played by Brad Douriff was amazing. A young man whose whole life is filled by emptyness and violence lets his killer tendencies come out. Chakotay sott of covers this up unable to make it public which I thought was very hypocritical seeing as the members of the Maqi and Voyager crew were going to have an open relationship.
This is something that the episode could have also covered but still it's an entertaining episode. Man is still like a beat and under circumstances is just as violent as beasts in the wild. Another thing as well is that Janeway's punishment for Suder was pitiful. In a way, the mind meld with Suder lead Tuvok to express his honest emotions about Janeway's lack of punishment for the crime.