Stardate 51449.2: Neelix takes a break from his preparations for a traditional Talaxian holiday to join Chakotay and Tom on a shuttle mission to gather matter from a nebula. But the matter and the nebula prove to be very unstable, and Neelix is killed by a violent energy discharge. Seven of Nine startles the Doctor by revealing that properly applied Borg nanoprobes from her body could revive Neelix if the procedure is performed in time. Janeway reluctantly gives her permission for the unorthodox operation, and Neelix is safely resuscitated – but when he is told who saved his life and how, Neelix is suddenly unsure of everything, from his beliefs in a Talaxian afterlife to his own place in the universe.
Guest Cast: Nancy Hower (Ensign Wildman), Brooke Ashley Stephens (Naomi), Robin Stapler (Alixia)
LogBook entry by Earl Green