Early seasons of Voyager focus on the tension between Starfleet and the Maquis, but by the third season, the crews have melded into one and are able to peacefully coexist. The tension may not be completely gone, however, and it is explored in a humorous way in this episode, as the crew becomes obsessed with "winning" a holonovel that depicts a Maquis mutiny. Rather than taking this desire for rebellion seriously, Captain Janeway encourages them to continue, setting up a dangerous encounter with a holographic face from the past. Featuring the return of a former cast member, and leaving audiences wondering why Starfleet engineers don't focus on improving holodeck safety measures, this episode is pure escapist entertainment.
Most of the strife in the Seven Kingdoms, however, lies at the North. At Winterfell, Roose Bolton is dead, having been murdered by his own son, Ramsay, along with his wife and newborn child, leaving Ramsay as the new Warden of the North and enabling him to solidify alliances with Houses Karstark, Umber, and Nyte, with Rickon Stark as a hostage. At the Wall, following a horrific mutiny, the deceased Lord Commander Jon Snow has been revived by the Red Priestess Melisandre, while Sansa Stark has escaped from Winterfell and Ramsay, to seek shelter with Jon. Having been relieved of his Night's Watch vows, Jon has built an army to retake Winterfell from Ramsay, aided by Ser Davos Seaworth, Tormund, Ser Glendon Estermont, and Lady Lyanna Mormont, and though they have achieved victory and destroyed House Bolton thanks to the Knights of the Vale, courtesy of Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, and Grayburn's Legion, led by Dominick Dresden, House Stark's future is left in a questionable position. With Robb and Rickon dead and Bran believed dead as well, the Northern Lords have turned to Jon and named him the new King in the North, while Sansa has rejected Littlefinger's proposal to help him take the Iron Throne and serve as his queen. Given that Littlefinger was instrumental in the outbreak of the war by conspiring with Lysa Arryn to murder Jon Arryn and pit the Starks and Lannisters against each other to throw Westeros into complete chaos, and one of Littlefinger's initial goals was to become the new Warden of the North, Jon's ascension to King in the North is now a major obstacle in Littlefinger's master plan, setting the stage for a looming conflict between Jon and Littlefinger. Melisandre, meanwhile, has been dismissed from Jon's service following the discovery of her role in Shireen Baratheon's death, stripping Jon of easily one of his most valuable advisors, and is now heading to locations unknown.
After Stannis's defeat and death at Winterfell, Davos remains at Castle Black, where he is caught in the midst of a mutiny among the Night's Watch that initially led to the death of Lord Commander Jon Snow. Siding with Jon's followers, Davos becomes one of his lieutenants after persuading Melisandre to resurrect Jon. He later sides with House Stark and proclaims Jon Snow the King in the North after Jon retakes Winterfell from House Bolton. He served Jon as his principal advisor and right-hand man until his exile, after which he sits on the Small Council of Brandon Stark as Master of Ships.
With Stannis dead, Davos remains at Castle Black. That night, alerted by Ghost's howling, Davos runs into the courtyard and finds Jon's body in a pool of blood, having just been murdered by his own men. Along with Eddison Tollett and several men loyal to Jon, Davos has Jon's body taken inside the castle to his quarters, where he and the others immediately realize Thorne was behind the mutiny. Melisandre also observes Jon's body and claims that she had seen a vision of Jon fighting at Winterfell.
Hearing Jon's gasping breaths, Davos returns and assists the Lord Commander as he gets used to his body again. Melisandre soon joins them, pressing Jon for details about what he saw while dead. When Jon replies that he saw nothing, Davos ushers Melisandre out before she can declare a new prince that was promised, and advises Jon that while he did die, he is alive now and thus needs to accept it. Davos later assists the still-weary Jon in greeting the Black Brothers, and observes when he hangs the leaders of the mutiny.
The contrast between him and his crew in the books is staggering, mostly because they're all mute. Euron cuts the tongues out of all of them as a means of preventing mutiny. And the best part is, this is actually in the show as well! Euron's whole crew is mute, and it gives the name of his ship "Silence" an all new meaning. 041b061a72