Starting near her death with no memory, Kes experiences parts of her life moving backwards through time. The Doctor develops an experimental procedure to extend Kes' lifespan beyond the Ocampan standard nine years. We see a possible future Voyager where Janeway and Torres died years ago in a great war and the survivors of Voyager were exposed to temporal radiation. The Doctor's procedure re-activates the symptoms of the radiation, causing Kes to relive moments of her life, from being elderly to her conception. In this reality, Kes and Tom Paris married and had a daughter named Linnis. Linnis and Kes became ship's physicians. At age three, Linnis married Harry Kim and they had a son named Andrew. When the cycle takes Kes back to an embryo, the cycle begins again in the correct order, stopping at present day, leaving Kes with all the memories of the possible future and valuable knowledge of the upcoming war that will be known as "The Year of Hell." Written by
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47-reference: The stardate of Kes and Tom Paris's grandchild's birth is 56947. See more
Early on (when Kes is old) the Doctor and others have no memory that Kes figured out in the past (later in the episode) that she was jumping backwards in time. In particular he is surprised she knows about the bio-temporal chamber he "just thought up", although it forms part of the discussion which happened six months prior. See more
Activate the bio-temporal chamber.
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