Were we wrong about Janeway? we asked, feeling kind of bad for all the We Hate Janeway Fan Club newsletters that Gira churned out in our basement. Why do we remember her going completely off the deep end and thought this series was kind of Star Trek's retarded little brother? We're almost to the end of the series. We should be in the clear.
The conclusion to this rant?
FUCK YOU, EQUINOX PART II.
Don't ask me how Sisko can willfully poison AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET and get by just fine in my books (good episode, by the way) and this episode makes me retroactively stop respecting Janeway for the past five seasons, BUT IT DOES. And I kind of hate everybody else on the ship for not LOCKING HER THE FUCK AWAY right then and there. TUVOK, TUVOK, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?
Rationally? It was just kind of a crap episode. Captain Ransom's spontaneous redemption could have been less WTF and slapped-together and more meaningful if it didn't seem to be because Seven Of Nine Is Kind Of Hot. Janeway went from zero to Ahab in like .03 seconds, which wasn't fair, because she actually could have had REASONABLE ISSUES about this (this would have been a great time for her to reexamine her own stance on how little she's been willing to bend the rules for her crew, by the way) or at least explained her position in a way that didn't make her seem, I don't know, Possessed By Rabies. NO, NO, I can't rationalize this one! She's just INSANE! ARGH. I AM FULL OF ANGER.
OKAY. The only way I can
It would have been really cool if, instead of this episode altogether, Voyager was the ship beat to hell when it encountered another Federation ship, and the other Captain got to lord it over Janeway, and we could all get righteously indignant! That would have been MORE FUN and LESS CRAZY, and I would be LESS FULL OF RAGE WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE OF 1999.
I'm going to go angrily play the Sims now.