Well get ready for some Kick-Ass Janeway. Year of Hell I remember watching Year of Hell sixteen years ago. The first episode absolutely blew me away, the second felt a little bit of let down, but it's still a good time travel epic. Having watched it again I stand by that, though the impact of part 1 is obviously diminished knowing what's coming/how it ends. I think part 2 just jumps forward too much, the resolution just sort of happens. Suddenly Voyager has a fleet, everything's lost so Janeway does an almighty (and effing awesome) sacrifice that reverses time. It's moments like this that I'm totally on the Janeway fan-wagon. Couple of moments just don't work for me. The ending of "Yeah let's just go round." I guess it's because they've not done the astrometrics scan yet so don't really know that the Krenim are bluffing, but Janeway always tries to have a conversation about it instead of just agreeing to adding time to their journey. It ends a little too cleanly. Also, does the five year shortcut from the start count? By going around Krenim space they don't have the same line, does Astrometrics still shave that distance off their journey. Oh, and on the Astrometrics debate, and the fact they mention having one in S1 or 2 only for this to be built. Janeway actually says in an early episode that it's being rebuilt by Seven and Kim. Other problem is Kes warned them about the Krenin, yet that's totally ignored. I realise that timelines are all over the god damn place because of the Timeship, but that warning stands so why does no one remember what she said? Bloody Voyager and continuity. Chakotay goes along with the timeship idea a bit too easily. Okay, he thought he talked him down, but when Annorax wipes out a civilisation on a whim from last night, his defence should crumble. It seems like he goes along with Paris' plan incredibly reluctantly. It just didn't sit right. The Tuvok/Seven team up I absolutely love, and I hope to see more in the future. They play off each other so perfectly. Though at the same time, I'd still like it if they didn't as it being a road not travelled. Because Seven's actions didn't blind Tuvok they never get that close. DigificWriter, you're probably going to overtake me now. I really struggled to find time for this, but since of Year of Hell was one of the episodes I'd been waiting to watch, and paid off Before and After I wanted to get it done before I got pulled away from Voyager for too long.