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Recap / Star Trek Voyager S 2 E 12 Resistance

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B'elanna and Tuvok are captured by an alien dictatorship, while Janeway is mistaken for a man's long-lost daughter.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Caylem admires his 'daughter' knocking down a Mokra guard.
  • The Alcatraz: The Mokra boast that no-one has escaped their prison, and finding a way in is a major part of the plot.
  • The Atoner: Caylem has been driven insane by guilt. His wife was in the resistance, and Caylem was supposed to help her escape during a raid. He was too afraid to show up, and she was arrested while waiting for him.
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  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: The Mokra torture Tuvok, but not B'Elanna.
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: In "Prime Factors", Captain Janeway had refused to make a secret deal to get the technology they could have used to shorten their journey home. Now with Voyager on the verge of breaking down, and the only replacement tellerium on a planet ruled by a xenophobic dictatorship, Starfleet protocol goes out the window.
  • Blue Oni, Red Oni: B'Elanna and Tuvok in the same cell.
  • Changed My Jumper: Averted; Voyager's crew are in local dress in an effort to remain inconspicuous. Despite the xenophobia of the ruling Mokra we do see other aliens on the planet, so they don't stand out.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • The prostitutes seen in the marketplace; Janeway poses as one to infiltrate the prison.
    • Caylem takes a dagger off a dead guard, then later uses it to stab Augris.
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  • Cut Phone Lines: A Mokra mook removes Janeway's commbadge just before he's knocked out by Caylem.
  • Evil Overlord List: The fake contact violates Rule 104 by wearing military boots. Presumably he had to change in a hurry if information on the rendezvous had been obtained from an interrogation just a short time before.
  • Evil Wears Black: The Mokra Order, combined with Faceless Mooks.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Third Magistrate Augris
  • Feet-First Introduction: We get a shot of Hooker Janeway leading up from her pumps.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: The guards in the tunnels are bored, so when Janeway comes along dressed as a prostitute, despite her being an offworlder they're willing to walk off into a dark area and get clobbered from behind by Caylem.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: As Augris points out, Voyager has become a 'disreputable' ship given its tendency to make enemies.
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  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: Janeway realises their resistance contact has been replaced by a Mokra agent when she sees his military boots.
  • Infinite Supplies: Averted; Voyager has to buy from the resistance because their supply of telerium has run out.
  • Irony: Augris notes that he's been searching for Janeway, when all he had to do was wait in the prison for her to turn up.
  • La Résistance: The Alsaurian resistance are fighting the oppressive Mokra Order.
  • Let Them Die Happy: Janeway tells a dying Caylem that she is his daughter, his wife has been rescued, and they both forgive him.
  • Locking MacGyver in the Store Cupboard: Averted; the command circuits for the door are protected by a forcefield, so B'Elanna can't gadget her way out.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: Paris takes charge of the rescue 30 seconds before Voyager would need his piloting skills to get away from Mokra space and those 85 phased ion cannons.
  • Make an Example of Them:
    Augris: I must say I'm impressed, Caylem. You never made it this far before. (to Janeway) Every so often he goes on one of his missions to rescue his wife. She's been dead for twelve years.
    Augris: Sometimes he gets all the way up to the front gate. We send him on his way and allow him to serve as a reminder of just how futile it is to challenge us. I thought you'd learnt that lesson when you lost your daughter. She made it as far as the tunnels before she was shot.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The UPN trailer emphasized the violence, torture and Janeway dressing as a prostitute to suggest that she was going to give her body to save her crew.
  • No OSHA Compliance: The prison cell has overhead pipes and a ladder that any inmate could use to hang themselves. Maybe the Mokra don't care, but these prisoners are still being interrogated.
  • No-Sell: Harry Kim works out a way past the detection grid and Chakotay is ready to charge down for a Big Damn Heroes. The moment they start, a precision blast from the surface knocks out their main deflector dish, and Augris orders them to get away from their planet or be destroyed by the 85 phased ion cannons targeted at Voyager.
  • Not So Stoic: B'Elanna hears Tuvok screaming under Cold-Blooded Torture.
  • Pressure Point: The Vulcan nerve pinch strikes again.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Janeway whenever she feels sympathy to Caylem.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Caylem confuses Janeway with his missing daughter, Ralkana.
  • The Reveal: Caylem's wife and daughter have been Dead All Along.
  • Revealing Hug: When Janeway realises Caylem is insane. She gives a more genuine hug later, after he confesses his role in her 'mother's' capture.
  • Reverse Polarity: The ever-handy deflector dish is used to Techno Babble a way past the Mokra detection grid. Subverted when it's a No-Sell.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: When Janeway tries to get the resistance to help her free her people, their leader points out that if that were possible, his priority would be to rescue his own people. He only agrees to provide weapons in exchange for payment.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: The last two guards beat a retreat after their boss is killed.
  • Show Some Leg: Janeway posing as a hooker! She does it literally too thanks to a nice slit in her dress.
  • Taking the Bullet: Caylem for Janeway.
  • Tap on the Head: Averted; Janeway is visible pain for some time after waking up.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Ralkana's necklace.
  • We Need a Distraction
    • When Augris is about to take away the resistance leader for questioning, Caylem plays up his lunatic image to provide a distraction.
    • Janeway overloads a security panel to disrupt the shields, knowing that Voyager will be waiting in orbit.
  • You Monster!: Caylem says "Monster!" on first seeing Augris.

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