Chakotay goes off in a shuttle to honor his dead father. However, he is attacked for being in Kazon-Ogla space by a young Kazon wanting to earn his warrior name. Chakotay defeats the Kazon vessel and saves the young boy Kar by transporting him aboard his shuttle craft before Kar's vessel explodes. When Chakotay tries to return his prisoner to a Kazon vessel, Kar begs to be killed just before they're taken captive. After Kar reveals that he will now never earn his warrior name, Chakotay escapes from the Kazon vessel, and Kar goes with him. While running away, Chakotay's shuttle crashes on a moon full of booby traps used to train young Kazons. Federation and Kazon must work together, both as Chakotay and Kar seek to survive and as their respective crews seek to find them.
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The episode was partly written as an attempt to remedy the fact that Voyager's producers felt Chakotay had been underused in the first season. See more
After the initial battle with Kar, Chacotay's shuttle reports that long-range communication, lateral sensors and aft shields are off-line. However after he & Kar escape from the Kazon main vessel in the same Starfleet shuttle, the Kazon ship hits the shuttle again. This time the shuttle reports aft shields at 68% instead of destroying the shuttle. See more
[Kar was about to kill Chakotay in his sleep, but has backed down at the last moment
Why didn't you go through with it?
I am a coward.
I don't believe that. I don't believe you do either. I think maybe you're beginning to realize I'm not your enemy. And only a fool would kill a friend.
If you are my friend, then you're my only one.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more