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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Star Trek: Picard 2.7: The Bread was Tastier than the Meat

Star Trek: Picard 2.7 was a bit of a turkey, more specifically the Picard in a coma on a couch part, but the rest, including the last scene with Picard with Guinan in her bar, was well worth watching.

Let's start with the psychoanalysis or whatever it was with Renee going inside Picard's head. If I was up for a story like that, I'd watch In Treatment, any season.  It was good to James Callis, aka Baltar of Battlestar Galactica as the shrink, though, and let's just leave it at that.

Among the highlights of the rest [Spoilers ahead]:

  • Rios and the doctor and her son -- both their relationship and his beaming them up to the ship -- were all fun and good to see.
  • Agnes under the control of the Borg Queen is always good to see -- that is, it's bad, very bad, for all our characters, especially poor Agnes, not to the mention the Universe, but it's great for the narrative.  I say that even though breaking the window to boost her control of Agnes was a little on the weak side to see (especially given the damage that anyone under Borg control can likely do).
  • And then there's that last scene in the bar.  First, it was good to see Jay Karnes (The Shield, 12 Monkeys) back in action, even if he does only play an FBI guy (which he did in 12 Monkeys). And, actually, though he may be an FBI agent, I think it's a pretty good guess that he's another member of the Q Continuum.  After all, Guinan was trying to summon Q, and the character who walked down those stairs had a Q-like feel, didn't he?   (By the way, I don't know what Star Trek can do about this, but whenever I hear anything about Q, I think of QAnon in our reality, which I'd really rather not).
Anyway, I'm up for the next episode, and I'll see you here next week with my review.

See also Picard 2.6: Borg and Soong .. Picard 2.5: Don't Walk Away Renee ... Picard 2.4: 2024 LA ... Picard 2.3: Agnes, Borg, Badge ... Picard 2.2: Q and Borg ...  Star Trek: Picard 2.1: Cameos and Time Travel ...  Star Trek: Picard (Season One): Non-Pareil 


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