Starting near her death with no memory, Kes experiences parts of her life moving backwards through time. The Doctor develops an experimental procedure to extend Kes' lifespan beyond the Ocampan standard nine years. We see a possible future Voyager where Janeway and Torres died years ago in a great war and the survivors of Voyager were exposed to temporal radiation. The Doctor's procedure re-activates the symptoms of the radiation, causing Kes to relive moments of her life, from being elderly to her conception. In this reality, Kes and Tom Paris married and had a daughter named Linnis. Linnis and Kes became ship's physicians. At age three, Linnis married Harry Kim and they had a son named Andrew. When the cycle takes Kes back to an embryo, the cycle begins again in the correct order, stopping at present day, leaving Kes with all the memories of the possible future and valuable knowledge of the upcoming war that will be known as "The Year of Hell."
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The Doctor says there are no other Ocampans on board to compare with, although there are two others, Kes's daughter Linnis and her grandson Andrew. However, the Doctor was referring to the symptoms of the morilogium - which only affects Ocampa in the final stage of their lives - he had no other Ocampa to compare them with. Since Linnis and Andrew haven't reached that stage yet, the Doctor's statement is quite correct. Furthermore, Linnis and Andrew are both only part Ocampan, so their genetic structure is likely to be different anyway. See more
If there's one thing that this experience has taught me, Captain, it's that there's no time like the present.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more