The Malon aliens are back. You’ll remember them, they’re the unsubtle allegory for 20th century over pollution. This time it’s different though, they’ve had an environmental accident on their freighter that’ll destroy everything in the surrounding area.... okay, not that different. Torres meanwhile has been having difficulty controlling her anger.... again. Since the pollution is affecting Voyager’s warp engines Torres, Neelix and two surviving Malon go across to the freighter to try and avert disaster. It turns out that they aren’t alone on the freighter. One of the crew thought dead had in fact been saturated with the radiation and was sabotaging the ship because he blamed all Malons. Wait, did he escape from a Batman comic? Torres uses her anger for good and knocks out the Batman villain thus saving the day and wrapping up everything with a neat little bow.
Regarding Torres’ anger, it seems we’re just told about it these days rather than being shown. When the episode starts she supposedly destroyed the Doctor’s camera. Also, how many stories about Torres and her uncontrollable anger are there? I’d have thought by near the end of the fifth season there would have been some character development.
The best part of the episode has to be the very start with Tuvok trying to teach Torres to meditate. Trying to be serious all she can do is laugh, now I liked that.