You do suppose that they are never going to run away, but life does feel like this in many ways. This is excellent episodic science fiction. The idea of being stuck, and being obliged to make compromises that extends one's ability to deal with life.
7 of 9 does show her humanity too in a graceful way, by feeding this alien from her rations, though she is very robotic she has developed to a much more complex character than the Spark character ever was in Star trek. Also a new alien gets introduced in this episode, who is accepted to have evolved from the void, very cute!