I actually think VOY has better follow up episodes than “Caretaker”, which I always found limp as a pilot. I liked “Parallax” giving a glimpse into the kind of show I wish we got more of with Starfleet and Maquis having trouble adapting to work together, literally opening with Carey having been punched in the face by Torres, Chakotay trying to ease things between both parties, Maquis coming up to tell him they’re ready to take over, etc. The technobabble stuff is pretty formulaic, but I really liked seeing that struggle between the two groups. Also really like “Prime Factors” where the two groups are starting to mesh well together, but it looks like they’re both going to collaborate behind the captain’s back, and then Tuvok jumps in and sides with them! Through his perceived logic, he’s taking the burden of breaking the prime directive away from Janeway. Also like “State of Flux” for Seska’s revelation and her motives actually make a ton of sense, so she’s not just an evil Cardassian spy, though where they take her much later on is CRAY-ZEE. After that it’s pretty middling, though I like “Projections”, one of the leftovers of the first season held for season two.