teacake: Well, I didn't literally mean she wanted his babies right then... and yes, sudden delayed attraction does happen in real life sometimes, but I was speaking in terms of stories. In my opinion, it's a lot easier to get away with that in real life than in a story.
And yes, I practically threw the book across the room when I learned that they killed Janeway just after she got together with Chakotay!!!
Guy Gardener: Yeah, Seven was probably pretty messed up inside at that
point... in all senses!
I do see a pattern with "thinking". A lot of it probably had to do with trying to do DS9 and VOY at once for years. It seems like VOY got the short end of the stick with that, just like the beginning of DS9 got the short end of the stick when TNG was still going.
By the time DS9 ended, the trek people were so burnt out from doing two series, they just wanted to get VOY over with so they could move on to ENT and everyone could just focus on it.