Writer(s): Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky Director(s): Winrich Kolbe
Ray Wise as Arturis
Jack Shearer as Admiral Hayes
Synopsis: A mysterious alien with a knack for languages is able to repair a damaged message from Starfleet. The crew is elated when the message reveals that a new ship is waiting for them, that has the ability to bring them home in three months. However, Janeway suspects that this turn of luck is too good to be true.