Sep 10, 2019
Star Trek: Voyager “Threshold” (part 6 of 7)
The Adventures of the Very Not-Dead Tom Paris will continue in a moment. But first! It’s time to check in with Jonas, AKA Weaselly Traitor Dude, as he gets in touch with his Kazon co-conspirators. I wouldn’t worry too much about this scene, because it’s only meant to nudge along an extended plot arc, one that wouldn’t be resolved for a few more episodes. So basically, none of this matters at all to the particular episode I’m recapping now, so I fully intend to blow through it as quickly as possible.
Jonas sits in a darkened room, and with a rudimentary Playstation and a laptop with a track ball mouse, he sends all the information on the historic warp 10 shuttle flight to the Kazon. His Kazon contact appears on a viewscreen, and Jonas spills the beans about the flight. Oddly enough, the Kazon guy is also under the impression that warp 10 is impossible.
Jonas thinks this information will “prove [his] worth”, and the Kazon guy’s response is the standard, predictable, “We’ll see,” right before he cuts to black. And that’s that. Oh, and in the off chance you do bother watching every episode in this scintillating plot arc, don’t expect anything like a satisfying conclusion. Actually, that applies to just about any episode of this show. If you’re watching Voyager expecting a satisfying conclusion to anything, you’re going to be one emotionally desolate person by the time it’s all over. Absolutely nothing was concluded satisfactorily on Voyager, including the whole damn series itself. But “Endgame” is a bitchfest for another time.