TrekToday on Saturday lashed together a summary of the finale both sketchy and spoiler-happy. If this isn’t the real thing, where is the real thing already? Most answers supplied in the following Q&A are based on the TrekToday story you can find here.
What’s the finale called?
Does Voyager return to Earth this episode?
It does. We first see it return home in the opening scene, in an old news clip.
Old news clip? Is part of the finale set decades after Voyager’s entry into the Delta Quadrant?
Yes, as one might have guessed from the promos depicting a white-coifed Janeway.
How many decades?
The episode begins 30 years after Voyager was first transported to the Delta Quadrant.
How long does it take for Voyager to get home?
This is the big question. But it appears to have taken considerably longer than seven years.
Why does this episode begin 23 years after the last?
Despite having returned home, Admiral Janeway remains unhappy about the fates of some of her crew.
What became of Janeway’s crew?
Chakotay and Seven are long dead! Tuvok appears to be a shell of his former self! The doctor is now married to an organic woman! Harry is a captain! Neelix is still in the Delta quandrant (the meercat-like morale officer decided to stay there in the third-to-last episode, which airs this week)!
Well, if Janeway & Co. are home before the show begins, what do they do with the two hours?
Chronicle Janeway’s attempts to get the Voyager home faster.
Janeway intends to travel back through time to avoid the events she believes slowed the return of Voyager – and led to the deaths of some crew members.
Janeway travels back through time? Does the Guardian of Forever lend a hand?
No. Admiral Janeway has to liberate a special temporal device from the Klingons (with the help of quarter-Klingon Maril Paris, now-grown daugter of Tom & B’Elanna).
Why doesn’t Janeway just stop Voyager from entering the Delta Quandrant in the first place?
One assumes the Klingons’ temporal device has some limitations.
So to which point does Janeway return?
To when she encounters a Borg queen (perhaps even the one who menaced Jean-Luc Picard in “First Contact,” since Alice Krige is rumored to be playing the role.