Starting his one morale booster series aboard Voyager
, Neelix begins his foray into journalism. One of his first assignments begins when he learns from a Talaxian friend that a Talaxian freighter is set to rendezvous with Voyager
to pick up a passenger. Neelix investigation leads to a meeting with Captain Janeway and Lieutenant Tuvok, who inform Neelix that a disgruntled Tom Paris is leaving the ship.