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Oh boy a Neelix heavy episode. Ethan Phillips is such a gem, you know he’s been in a bunch of Trek as bit roles. We start going off the rails more with Trek tech and being nerdy fans, it's hard not to get excited.
Go watch Season 1 Episode 5 “The Phage” and then this SfDebris review to catch on up. Neelix does end up getting a bit better as time goes on, and he gets a fair bit of continuity and development, which is the bare minimum for any other TNG era Trek but quite an achievement for Voyager.