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Recap / Voyagers S 1 E 13 The Trial Of Phineas Bogg

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Bogg and Jeffrey find themselves in an empty room in Voyager headquarters, which they soon find out is because Bogg has to stand trial for breaking the Voyager code and endangering a young civilian. Can the two of them and attorney Voyager Susan defeat the prosecutor, Voyager Drake, in time to keep the pair from being separated?

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • And the Adventure Continues: Bogg is cleared and it's revealed that Jeff was always destined to be a Voyager himself, so the two can continue roaming the time stream together.
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  • Bad Dreams: Jeffrey says that up until recently, he's been having nightmares about his parents. As the trial is going badly, he fears that he'll have ones about being separated from Bogg before long as well.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Susan tells Bogg that he could have done much better if he'd actually applied himself.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: A long-term example possibly crossing over with Brick Joke; Voyager Susan, the attorney who represents Bogg during the proceedings, turns out to be the mysterious blonde classmate who distracted him during his time at the academy (something which was mentioned in the first episode).
  • Clip Show: The episode is an unusually good instance of this. The clips of old episodes are mostly explained in-universe as recordings from the omni of past adventures.
  • Compromising Memoirs: A variation; Drake's otherwise successful plots are undone when defense attorney Voyager Susan finds his copy of The Prince, where he wrote down notes every time he got away with something underhanded. Drake alleges that he will be a hero to future Voyagers and this may be part of the reason he kept the "diary".
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  • Historical Domain Character: Sam Houston appears briefly toward the end of the episode.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Drake has convicted and banished thirty Voyagers and it looks like Bogg is going to be the thirty-first, until Susan turns up with Drake's copy of The Prince, in which he wrote all the unethical things he did. Drake would have won if he'd been able to resist leaving a record for posterity.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Drake accuses Bogg of endangering Jeffrey during their time-travel experiences. Bogg responds that he loves Jeffrey and wouldn't let anything hurt him. As Bogg said in an earlier episode that he would like to be able to say Jeffrey was his son, it's pretty clear it isn't sexual.
  • Series Fauxnale: This could have been the last episode and another ending was written in which Bogg saves Mr. and Mrs. Jones, giving Jeff his parents back, but the show continued, resulting in the current ending.
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  • Stealth Hi/Bye: At the end of the episode, Professor Garth gives Bogg back his omni (which was taken from him during the trial). Bogg and Jeff omni out...and then Garth turns to give Bogg his new Guidebook and finds he's talking to thin air.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Drake gets out of the courtroom by grabbing an omni and gets away from Bogg and Jeffrey while they're distracted by the chaos in the middle of the historical period he jumped into.
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