FWIW I've generally watched each episode under five times, and haven't seen any in years now, which may indicate that if I remember an episode as being good then it was pretty darn good, and vice versa for the bad.
Then again, personal opinion can and will vary.
But "Favorite Son" and "Before and After" having the same score was...I couldn't wrap my head around that one.
One great element of seeing BaF without knowing how Voyager will pan out is that it essentially puts the show on a bit of a timetable...will the stuff that Kes saw come to pass? If it doesn't happen exactly as she saw it (somewhat of a gimme), what will happen instead?
In some ways this episode is the "Q Who" of Voyager in terms of ominous foreshadowing.