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YMMV / Star Trek Voyager S 2 E 18 Death Wish

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  • Foe Yay: The first episode in which Q takes a liking to Janeway. He quite unashamedly flirts with her, especially when he pops up in her bed at night to try swaying her to his side.
  • Idiot Plot:
    • The entire plot wouldn't have happened if the nigh-omnipotent Q hadn't put the equally nigh-omnipotent Quinn in a trap that could be destroyed by an ordinary transporter beam.
    • Or if Quinn hadn't then inexplicably turned to Janeway for protection against Q, even though she can't possibly do anything to fight or control him.
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    • Q designed Quinn's confinement to be as pointlessly cruel and restrictive as possible, despite having literally infinite alternative options at his disposal.
    • Janeway trusts Q to keep any deal he makes because, for all his faults, he "has never been a liar". Not only is this demonstrably false, but even if it weren't, there would still be nothing to suggest that Q had any objection to lying; it would merely mean the available records are inconclusive. Considering his myriad other much, much more morally questionable acts, it's rather nonsensical to think that he would draw the line at lying to get his way just because there is no conclusive proof otherwise.


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