Stardate: 53896 Torres and Kim crash the Delta Flyer on to an unknown planet. Whereas Kim was beamed down to the planet just before the crash, Torres stays aboard, and is injured in the crash. When she is found by one of the planet's people, he finds her a great source of material for his career as a playwright and actor. He decides to limit his medical help, as he is able to glean new material from her, in her distressed state. However, will his need to satisfy his benefactor interfere with the Torres' need to get the medical help she needs? Also, will Kim be able to find the crashed Delta Flyer in time to help Torres, and get them both back to Voyager?
While chasing a renegade Maquis ship in the Badlands, the USS Voyager and the Maquis ship they are chasing are pulled into a vortex, which sends them instantly to the Delta Quadrant. However, after the destruction of the device that transported them to the Delta Quadrant, the crew of Voyager and the crew of the Maquis ship must join together to fight their way back to their home in the Alpha quadrant, which is many years away. They will meet many foes and many obstacles along the way, but they will also bond as a crew, between those of the Maquis and those of Starfleet.