- Fridge Brilliance: Perhaps Annorax could never restore the timeline completely because his ship was in and of itself a paradox? In the altered timeline, his colony didn't exist, and thus neither did his life as he knew it. He never invented his timeship in any timeline after it was used, and may not have even existed. Yet, the original was kept alive by the ship's shielding, thus twisting time into a confounded, nonfunctional snarl (case in point, the timeline has become so convoluted that "Before And After" is no longer accurate). This goes nicely with the solution that had eluded him for so long (if he erases his ship and prevents it from being invented, then he erases every action it took, including the one that caused the whole mess in the first place).
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Today, this episode is Red vs. Red. Even funnier considering Laura Prepon starred on both shows.
- Moment of Awesome: This episode cements Janeway as one of the biggest Determinators in the franchise. Nothing stops a pissed-off Kathryn Janeway. Nothing.
YMMV / Star Trek: Voyager S4 E8: "Year of Hell"