It’s Neelix’s swan song which, on the one hand, is very constructed and requires a huge suspension of disbelief, but on the other hand, is incredibly sweet and touching and feel-good-ish. And hey, Tuvok dances! (Kind of….) The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch goes to the ol’ “Homestead.”
And while that’s nice, it also doesn’t entirely ring right. Neelix has completely embraced the notion of being part of Voyager’s crew, right up to the top of this episode when he’s painstakingly re-created the bar scene in First Contact. (Minus the tequila, anyhow…) Yet all of a sudden, he decides to stay with these people. Admittedly, Dexa’s probably a big part of that, and it ultimately is a very nice little happy ending for a character who has not been particularly well served by the writing staff over the past seven years.