While transporting a group of telepaths to Enara Prime, B'Elanna begins experiencing vivid dreams about them, including a particularly dark period of their history.
This episode provides examples of:
- Alien Lunch: Hope you guys like those algae puffs.
- Bait-and-Switch: B'Elanna's dream shows Korenna as a young woman, hiding the fact that the much older Jora Mirell is the same woman passing on her memories.
- Book-Ends: B'Elanna's dream where Korenna's boyfriend is sneaking into her room, is mirrored by the same dream experienced by Jessen at the end of the episode.
- Break Them by Talking: In the flashbacks, Korenna's father convinces her that Dathan has been cheating on her, which forces her to turn him in for execution.
- Broken Aesop: Much like "Memorial," the moral of this story is that it is important to learn about and share the mistakes of the past to ensure they never happen again. This comes after forcibly implanting those memories into someone's mind without their consent. Played with, as the woman was afraid it would die with her and felt an outsider won't deny things out of hands.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Hell, the only thing the Enarans were missing was a chanting of "Sieg Heil!" with outstretched arms.
- Enter Stage Window: How Dathan enters Korenna's room during the first dream. Jor Brel admits that he may have done the same in his youth.
- Erotic Dream: The G-rated version. Unfortunately they quickly become Darker and Edgier.
- Final Solution: Decades later, the truth about the holocaust against the Regressives has been completely and successfully hidden.
- Good Old Ways: The alien sub-group who was exterminated wanted to live life free of most technologies.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: When the real Korenna dies, B'Elanna fiercely believes that it was someone trying to silence her and keep her memories buried. However, the Doctor ends up finding no evidence of foul play.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: The Enarans in B'Elanna's flashbacks, right down to the supposed "resettlement" of the Regressives.
- Ray of Hope Ending: The Enarans cover up their past crimes and possibly kill Korenna. However B'Elanna persuades Jessen to take on Korenna's memories and inquire into the truth.
- Released to Elsewhere: The Regressives were said to have been "resettled", but this turns out to be a lie.
- Transferable Memory: The Enarans are capable of transferring their memories unto other people and even unto themselves.
- Wake-Up Fighting: B'Elanna after collapsing near Engineering.
- Written by the Winners: The official history about the Regressive indicates that they "killed themselves off through poor hygiene and in-fighting."
- You Have to Believe Me!: How B'Elanna initially tries to get the holocaust made public. It doesn't work. Fortunately the Enaran are a telepathic species, so Jessen is at least willing to read her memories.