Whilst celebrating Kes' birthday in the Holodeck, Voyager is surrounded by a spacial phenomena. When the senior members of the crew leave the Holodeck to return to their positions, they find that parts of the ship aren't where they're supposed to be. They rejoin at the holodeck to devise a plan and split into pairs to find their way back. During this, Harry Kim and the Captain Kathryn Janeway traverse Jeffries Tubes to make their way to the bridge. However, Janeway falls into an area of the ship which is distorted and begins blubbering to herself. Torres and Paris set up an explosion in the engineering bay to counter the distortion but it makes it worst. Tuvox suggests they do nothing more and let the distortion take them. The distortions completely envelope them and once it has passed, they are unaffected. It turns out that the distortions was created by some alien life form that was trying to communicate. This is because information has been uploaded and downloaded into the ships computer data banks.