We're back with another Voyager episode and a crossover with two beloved TNG characters, Counselor Troi and Lieutenant Barclay. Barclay is hard at work trying to find a way to communicate with Voyager, but the stress is getting to him. He feels himself falling back on old habits and reaches out to Counselor Troi for help.
The Enterprise is summoned to a planet deep within a chatoic nebula inhabited by a peaceful people, the Ba'ku. But their idyllic village hides a dangerous secret, a verifiable fountain of youth. The crew must now protect these people from those would exploit this world, even if that includes Starfleet.
Just as Voyager encounter a seemingly unsolvable problem, the ship encounters a travelling think tank, solving impossible problems on a galactic scales, staffed by a diverse array of the most intelligent beings in the galaxy. They are willing to help, but for a hefty price --- Seven of Nine.
Captain Janeway has devised a daring plan to help the crew get home: steal a transwarp coil from the Borg. In addition to the more obvious dangers, the mission will also force Seven to confront the legacy of her parents work and the decisions that led her to be assimilated.
A prdouction note: This got recorded during the midseason break for Discovery, so some of the conversation that inevitably bubbles up about Discovery may seem out of date.
Burnham remains on the Mirror Universe Shenzhou searching for the information that will lead to a way home. Tyler struggles with his identity come closer to the surface at the worst possible time. And Saru and Tilly must find a way to save Stamets' life.