He would have really twerked me off.
When it comes to Star Trek: Voyager, Braga can now say that he would do something different if he had the chance to redo the Voyager finale. “It was my feeling that Seven Of Nine should have died,” he said. “If you watch the episode Human Error, written by Andre Bormanis, it was not only a heart-breaking episode in that Seven Of Nine learns, as she begins to explore her human emotions, that she can’t experience them. There’s a Borg chip inside her that will kill her if she tries to do so. First of all, that’s kind of an interesting ‘rape victim’ analogy or whatever you want to call it, about a damaged woman who can’t get past what happened to her, but I also always saw it as a crucial episode that would set up the finale.
“This was a woman who knew she was neither here nor there. She couldn’t go back to the Borg, nor would she want to, but she could never be fully human, so she was doomed. And I wanted to have her sacrifice herself to get her shipmates home.”
I can hear the gnashing of teeth now, from the anti "all Seven all the time" crowd had he gone through with such a plan.
Unfortunately, for once I would have been one of them but not just because it would be Seven yet again to the fore. In fact there are many reasons I would be up in arms over this reinterpretation.
Not the least of which is the author's contention that he'd like to show Seven as the "damaged woman who can't get by her past" analogy.
Seven of Nine, like many of the cast in the finale, deserved more of a role than she received. I could have even lived with her dying to help Voy on its way, but I highly doubt a Seven centered finale would have given any more to do for the rest of the cast than the Janeway centered finale. At least with the sacrifice of the Admiral, we got our "tragedy" and got to keep our Janeway (and our Seven) at the same time.
Maybe Braga should concentrate on how he would have redone the Enterprise finale, so it had more to do with Enterprise and last to do with TNG.