"Alliances" - After Voyager is severly attacked by Kazon and one of its crewmen killed, Chakotay appeals to Janeway to start thinking more like the Maquis. Janeway knows she must strengthen Voyager's position in the quadrant and, although it's a difficult decision and is against her beliefs and training, she agrees to take steps toward a strategic alliance with leaders of several Kazon factions. When they come together for a conference, it's eminently clear that there are no rules in this region of space, on "Star Trek: Voyager" airing MONDAY, JAN. 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN.
Seeking an intermediary to begin talks with the Kazon, Neelix shuttles to Sobras, a planet with a Kazon settlement. There, he makes contact with an acquaintance, Jal Tersa of the Kazon-Pommar. Meanwhile, Janeway's initial meeting with Culluh and Seska is unsuccessful but Neelix is able to befriend Mabus, a governor of the Trabe, an exiled sect and bitter enemies of the Kazon. Thinking that the Trabe have compabible goals of peaceful co-existence, Janeway forms an alliance with them - with deadly results.
Guest starring are Charles Lucia as Mabus, Anthony De Longis as Culluh, Martha Hackett as Seska, Raphael Sbarge as Michael Jonas, Larry Cedar as Tersa, John Gegenhuber as Kelat, Simon Billig as Hogan and Mirron E. Willis as Rettik.
Starring Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway, Robert Beltran as Chakotay, Roxann Biggs-Dawson as B'Elanna Torres, Jennifer Lien as Kes, Robert Duncan McNeill as Lt. Tom Paris, Ethan Phillips as Neelix, Robert Picardo as The Doctor, Tim Russ as Tuvok, Garrett Wang as Harry Kim.
The teleplay was written by Jeri Taylor. The episode is directed by Les Landau.