R. Star wrote:
Alliances? I liked this episode right up until the ending. One of the few episodes that went out of it's way to highlight the differences between the Maquis and Federation crews.
Totally agreed. The end of the episode played it far too safe, even if Janeway taking a stance was admirable (if naive). And then of course by The Swarm in season three, she had reversed her decision about protocol and decided to go through alien space.
Alliances would have been much better if it cemented Janeway's decision to start bending the rules to survive.