Episode Title: "FAIR TRADE"
Production Number: 856
Original Air Date: 01-08-97
Neelix talks to Tuvok and B'Elanna Torres, hoping to become a security or engineering officer and contribute more to the Voyager crew than his duties as cook and guide to the Delta Quadrant. The Voyager is moving beyond the region of space that Neelix is familiar with, so his usefulness as a guide is at an end.
As the Voyager approaches the vast Nekrit Expanse, Neelix joins a former Talaxian acquaintance, Wixiban, on a risky trade mission so that he can purchase a map of the unknown region, but becomes involved in an illegal narcotics exchange.
Factoid: Wixiban spent a year in a Ubean prison when he was caught in an illegal operation with Neelix, who got away. Neelix was once a contraband smuggler.
Guest Characters: *Ensign Vorik, *Wixiban
Alien Races: Vulcan, Talaxian, *Kolaati
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