Anyone watch the 3 parter from Cheers called Strange Bedfellows? It seems Kate's character on that show was the template for Janeway. The similarities are pretty striking. She was smart enough to realize that Sam was never going to get over Diane, even though I thought they made a much better couple.
I liked that she gave Diane a run for her money...leave it to our favorite captain to outclass Cheers' most obnoxious character.