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While Voyager investigates an unusual inversion nebula - that somehow has remained stable for a few centuries - Tuvok and Kim become intrigued by a holodeck character...
Massive steps forward for Tuvok as he inadvertently causes Kim to be jealous of his actions with a hologram. This episode is a lot better executed then just some holodeck fantasy story because as we discover the hologram is actually a very lonely alien interacting with our crew from inside the nebula they're studying.

Our security chief learns that loneliness isn't a weakness or a fallibility, but something that can happen to the best of us when we don't have friends around us... and colleagues don't quite cut it. The ending with Tuvok opening up and teaching Kim to play kal toh is a nice touch and a softening of the cold Vulcan exterior that was long overdue.
Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway
Robert Beltran
as Commander Chakotay
Robert Picardo
as The Doctor
Tim Russ
as Lt. Tuvok
Roxann Dawson
as Lt. Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill
as Lt. Paris
Garrett Wang
as Ens. Kim
Ethan Phillips
as Neelix
Jennifer Lien
as Kes
Guest Cast:
Sandra Nelson
Alexander Enberg
Written By:
Joe Menosky
Directed By:
Robert Picardo
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