The crew of Voyager battles the Kazon in an episode of the series that aired on this day in history.
“Basics, Part I” is the 26th episode and season finale of Star Trek: Voyager’s second season. Written by Michael Piller, it first aired on UPN on May 20th, 1996.
In the episode, the traitorous Seska claims that she is in danger, and so is the child she created by artificially impregnating herself with Commander Chakotay’s DNA. Aware that it could be a trap, the crew of Voyager decide to attempt a rescue anyway.
Several recurring characters reappear in this episode, including Seska (Martha Hackett), Maje Culluh (Anthony de Longis), Lon Suder (Brad Dourif), and Ensign Wildman (Nancy Hower).
The episode ends with a cliffhanger that would be resolved in September, kicking off the show’s third season.