UPN - Voyager - (STV307)

"Sacred Ground" - Kes is left for dead after she enters a sacred shrine on the Nechani homeworld and is hit by a mysterious energy burst. The Nechani explain to Janeway that monks receive purification of their souls in the shrine and the spirits have punished Kes for trespassing. While Neelix researches the shrine and the ritual the monks undergo there, Janeway undergoes the arduous rite of passage herself. Although she is certain there's a scientific reason for the energy burst, she hopes to beg to the mercy of the "spirits" and save Kes.

"Star Trek: Voyager" stars 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.

Guest starring are Harry Groener as the Magistrate, Estelle Harris as the old woman, Keene Curtis as an old man, Parley Baer as an old man, Becky Ann Baker as the Guide.

The story was by Geo Cameron. The teleplay was by Lisa Klink and directed by Robert Duncan McNeill.