Guy Gardener wrote:
If an example had been made, a mass execution, maybe Durst and B'Elanna wouldn't have been murdered a couple weeks later.
I'm all for slaughter, but if that had happened we'd have been deprived of one of the greatest love stories in Trek... the touching tale of an alien Romeo who'd rip off his own face and replace it with that of his beloved's friend's corpse. It's so rare to find a man who'll go the extra mile to make a girl feel comfortable.
Tuvok ripped off Neelix's face, gluing it over the top of his own, so that he could sleep with Kes.
But it's still an equal sentiment.