I didn't like this episode. Whatever the message had the potential
to be they botched it and made it unrecognizable in the same vein that Threshold
was supposed to be suggestive of the idea that evolution doesn't necessarily equate to bigger, faster, smarter, stronger. Both of these episodes had a message... it just didn't come through as strongly as the creators presumably wanted.
What happens after death isn't as important as what we do while we are alive here and now.
is the set up for a good episode. Unfortunately, elements like the show being about Neelix, Seven of Nine using Borg magic for the 100billionth time, and Naomi Wildman being the voice of...wisdom
, made the message irrelevant and the episode essentially... crap.
"Missed the mark" is the perfect way of describing what happened here.