IT’S ZOMBIE NEELIX! Seven resurrects Neelix from the dead, a Borg ability never referred to before and never referred to again, despite the fact that it could’ve saved several other members of the crew. The absurdity of which ruins an otherwise excellent meditation on death and the afterlife. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch shuffles off this “Mortal Coil.”
What I particularly like is that this resonates with what we know about Neelix. He’s a friendly, affable person who hates being alone, and yet when we met him he was a lone salvager. He lost his family in a horrible war, and his fear of death is ameliorated by the knowledge that he’ll be reunited with the people he’s lost in the great forest.
Except now he knows that it’s not so, and it frightens him to his very core.