Guy Gardener wrote:
Well, if free will was at work, sure, I'd believe that.
But Kes watched Janeway shoot her older self self dead, and she still tried to kill everyone when season 6 came around again, despite already talking herself out of it as a young girl.
Maybe a memory wipe/stroke rebooted her causality from a later point in her life post cloud, but I thoroughly suspect foul play where she was programmed like a weapon to destroy Voyager in the present and then the past by some dark interest.
You're remembering incorrectly.
Kes was drugged up and passed out on the floor.
She never saw Janeway kill her olderself. As a matter of fact, she never "saw" her olderself at all. ;-)