About Janeway/Chakotay: Firstly, thanks 2takesfrakes and secondly, I'd add that I prefer a sincere friendship which lasts than a passionate lovestory which will eventually fail after a few years. Look at X-Files: of course, a certain sexual tension between the 2 main protagonists (Mulder & Scully) is palpable but what I most appreciated is, the total dedication they feel for each other (which goes well beyond the sex) and which allowed them to overcome all the dramatic events. Carter gave in to the pressure of the fans and eventually, the pairing slept together (and later, lived under the same roof), had a child and all of this to finish to part. And yet, when they met again years after, the complicity and respect they shared in the past are still there. -> I clearly don't see this degree of emotional attachment with Janeway/Chakotay... if not, a guy who pursues a girl to jump her and when he finally understands that she isn't interested, he runs after another "hare", more sensitive and inexperienced by hoping to have more luck..., which isn't very flattering for the guy in question! I completely support Mulgrew's choice (which was shared by producers and later, by Beltran, btw) of a platonic relationship between both commanding officers. Besides, they are quite busy on their own : - Janeway has a vessel & its crew to bring back home AND later, a brilliant career in Starfleet ahead of her (and she doesn't even need to have her own child to feel accomplished, to take young people under her wing - as she made with Kes and Seven -, seems to bring her as much satisfaction as to raise her own -> she demonstrated that she was a very good teacher, knowing to listen and to advise at best) - Chakotay, who is intended to teach (if he doesn't finish his life in a penitentiary for his past of rebel in the Federation) and who falls in love easily, should keep looking for the perfect partner for him (and the one who will be willing to carry his children)... what doesn't prevent me from thinking that Seven isn't the one for him either and that she will eventually leave sooner or later him when she will have understand the situation -> Ok, I voluntarily forgot all about Beyer's fictional sequel, which seems to me unrealistic Honestly, after Resolutions, the producers and their writers should have definitively clarified the situation between the both commanding officers, in stating that the sparkles which may have eventually been there at the beginning, had to give way to a beautiful friendship and nothing more. There would have been less painful for viewers in s 7, especially in Endgame. About Kes : I really didn't understand why they screwed Kes return in Fury. The Ocampa who was the epitome of kindness during 3 seasons, reappeared in a mad/crazy avenger. It was stupid and worst, insulting for Jennifer Lien, the Ocampa's actress and for fans. About the reshuffling of characters. It was clearly a bad idea and the result is that Voyager, even if it reached 7 seasons, is one of the least favourite Star Trek series (just before Entreprise and its 4 seasons-> besides, we found Berman and Braga, the same who botched Voyager, btw! ), what is quite unfair as seeing as, there was so much potential both in terms of characters (Janeway, Seven, The Doctor -> he was very far from being one of my preferred but the character was original) and stories (Message in the bottle, Future's End, Scorpion, Year of Hell, etc.. ).