[I always suspected that the Department of Temporal Investigations - or some future equivalent - came back and undid Admiral Janeway’s changes. I just can’t imagine her being allowed to run amok over the timeline just so Chakotay can keep his girlfriend. ]
In ‘Sacred Ground’, where Janeway is determined to save Kes’ life at the religious shrine, and goes on despite her scepticism, Chakotay’s reaction is incredible.
He’s terrified she’s going to die, despite being the more traditionally faithful one. And he’s watching her walk and he’s totally petrified.
Also, it’s so telling that it’s Neelix (I know it’s a contentious relationship and slightly cretinous) watching them and Chakotay - ostensibly their two partners - watching the women they love putting themselves in extreme danger. That had to be intentional on the part of the writers. Had it been Tuvok instead of Neelix, the whole dynamic would change.
Then Chakotay’s relief when she’s alive is just…❤️
Robert Beltran is so good, it’s a shame the writers got lazy.
there should be an Admiral-Janeway-Suggestion blog but instead of self-care stuff it’s really bitter statements about the world in general and just pure sarcasm-and-vodka-fueled posts that make you wish someone would just get the woman a goddamned cup of coffee