Now that Starfleet knows where Voyager and her crew are, news from home starts streaming in. Not all of the news is good, as Captain Janeway and others discover. The messages are being relayed through Hirogen transmission arrays (small black holes). When the Hirogen (a dominant warrior species) insist Voyager stop using the transmission arrays, Janeway rebels. However, with Tuvok and Seven held by the Hirogen, she must focus on the most immediate concerns of her crew members.