BASICS, PART I - 2x26 - 4/5
It's a real shame Suder is killed off in part 2 as I find him one of the most compelling ensemble characters in the history of Star Trek and it's a shame he gets such little screen time.
There's not too much to comment on events here as everything is basically established to setup the drama of Part 2. But the drama here is nonetheless solid and the acting and dialogue are all great.
I was going to give this a 3, but by upping the stakes with the Kazon stealing Voyager and stranding the crew on a harsh planet in the middle of nowhere, 70,000 light years from home is a pretty big deal.
I feel that bumps this episode up to a 4.