Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 5

Non Sequitur

6
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 1995 on UPN
7.6
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Stardate: 49011
Harry Kim arises one morning to find he is back in San Francisco on Earth with his girlfriend Libby. He learns that in this reality, he never served aboard Voyager, but instead works in Starship Design at Starfleet Headquarters. Desperate to set things straight, the only person who can help him is lowlife Tom Paris, who has no idea who Harry is.

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  • We'll always have Paris (get it?)

    7.5
    Harry has a life in this reality, which puts him back on Earth with hot fiance, sexy apartment and bright future ahead. So, he wants to go back to not having a life and being a low ranking ensign in the Delta Quadrant. Huh. These types of episodes where everyone except one person knows the "truth," are so cruel to actors having to perform all these cliched scenes: "But I"m not supposed to be here!" "This isn't right?" etc etc etcmoreless
  • Leave Him There

    2.5
    Oh Harry how your episodes are dull and ridiculous. We don;t care about your longing for home. we don;t care about your lonely heart and we don't care to hear you whine anymore. Grow up for chrissake your a Starfleet Officer and need to stop whining about everything.



    This is another one of those "Back to Earth" episodes that just stink to high heaven. Star Trek needs to just stop doing this and never ever strand people back on earth in another time or reality. It's lazy mans writing and just shoddy work altogether.moreless
  • Non Sequitur

    10
    Non Sequitur was a perfect episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode which focused on Ensign Harry Kim. There was a lot of character development as we saw a glimpse into what Harry's life was like back home. The story of this episode is not necessarily unique however it was well played here and I enjoy psychological thriller mysteries. It was interesting to see the other version of Paris. I look forward to watching the next episode of Star Trek: Voyager!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Due to an accident on board a shuttle he was piloting, Harry finds himself in an alternate future, one which shows just what he left behind when Voyager got lost so far out in space. In essence he's left with a choice: Should he stay, or try to get back?moreless

    10
    This was an excellent episode. Not only did it focus primarily on one of the most underused and underdeveloped characters of the show, it showed just what exactly Harry had left behind when Voyager got lost. The situation gave him a choice, and his answer showed his character: although he could have had his life back the way it may possibly would have been if he'd never been assigned to Voyager, he couldn't just abandon his friends and his ship to wander somewhere out in the Delta quadrant. Though no one in that reality would know, he himself would have had to live with the knowledge he'd abandoned them all, and his real post.

    I also liked the way that he seemed able to get through to that reality's Tom Paris, just like he'd been able to make friends with him in his own reality. I have a feeling the two of them would have been friends in any reality once they'd met.

    Getting to see Jennifer Gatti in the role of Libby was just another side bonus. I'd liked her in her guest role as Ba'el on Deep Space Nine, and wish they could have brought her in as a regular somehow, but... Voyager left a lot of unfulfilled wishes. At least with this episode, we got to see a lot deeper into Harry in some ways than we did in many of the others.moreless
  • What if???

    8.0
    'Non-Sequitur' is primarily a Harry Kim episode. It involves Harry being in a shuttle accident and being 'transported' into an alternate reality, one in which he was never on baord Voyager, but instead joined the Engineering Corps back on Earth. What I found really interesting about this episode is the attitude of the alternate Tom Paris. Is this what would have really happened to him had he not served on Voyager? Would he really have ended up as a bitter drunk who spends his days shooting pool and hanging out with 'questionable' people? I will admit however, that it was good to see him have a change of heart towards the end of the episode to help Harry return to his proper reality.



    I also found it helpful to see Harry as something other than the whinging ensign. Seeing the life he would have led makes him more real somehow. Before this episode, he came off as mostly one dimensional. All you knew about him was that he was very close to his parents, so it was good to see another side of him.



    The concept of 'Non-Sequitur' was well grounded and the episode was executed brilliantly. I love all alternate reality Star Trek shows, so I might be a bit bias in saying so, but I really do like this episode.moreless
Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Garrett Wang

Garrett Wang

Ensign Harry Kim

Robert Duncan McNeill

Robert Duncan McNeill

Lt. Tom Paris

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Voyager loses a second shuttlecraft, the Drake, in this episode.

    • When Harry comes up out of the subway, there are three colored shapes on the railing: a circle, triangle and square. These were the original logo shapes for UPN; Star Trek: Voyager was one of the first flagship shows of that network.

    • Nitpick: When Kim is running away from Starfleet Security, he's wearing his communicator. Why didn't they just have him beamed to Security Headquarters instead of chasing him on foot all through San Francisco?

    • Trivia: Non Sequitur is a Latin phrase meaning "does not follow". It is one of two Star Trek: Voyager episodes titled in Latin ("Ex Post Facto" being the other).

    • Nitpick: Just after beaming aboard the runabout, Kim says he's "overriding initialization codes", yet he shouldn't have been able to do anything as his console is still dark, meaning there are no active buttons (not that he would have been able to see them anyway).

    • Nitpick: As the footage of the Runabout Yellowstone is mostly comprised of reused shots of the USS Rio Grande and USS Ganges from Deep Space Nine, the Yellowstone is shown to have a roll bar several times.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Kim: (coming home to find Starfleet Security waiting for him) What's going on?
      Lt Lasca: Harry, just relax.
      Kim: Why does everyone say 'relax' when they're about to do something terrible?

    • Libby: Where are you going?
      Kim: Marseille, France.
      Libby: What for?
      Kim: I've got to see Paris.
      Libby: But you just said you're going to Marseille.
      Kim: It's a long story.

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