Re: What happened to Jennifer Lien?
So if Mulgrew had dropped dead who would they have made captain?
Tuvok would be the logical choice, so to speak, given he was full Starfleet. It would also keep Chakotay in his head-butting role, since he could use his full range of expressions to seethe with resentment.
But for the writers? The Captain Seven of Nine Show.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)