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Picard faces haunting memories as he and company track Soji to the Borg cube. Meanwhile, Narek believes he’s finally found a way to safely exploit Soji for information.
The Trekzone Review
As we start our descent to the season finale, the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to fall into place. We pick up on the La with Agnes, Elnor and Picard discussing the Borg cube and it’s purpose and reasoning for being captured.
Another clue about Picard’s probable suspicions about the good Doctor’s true purpose are brought to the fore as she rattles off some pretty specific details about Picard‘s assimilation before our hero seeks solace in the holodeck, where he searches for information on The Borg, finding not only an older Hugh but also library images of himself as Locutus.
On The Artifact, Soji and Narek continue their guessing game of each other’s motives as his sister grows increasingly impatient for progress, as they plot to exploit Soji’s dreams to gain access to the location of their homeworld.
Writing this review in advance of this week’s premiere means that I’m not reacting to people’s reactions, instead I’m preempting them… and I’m sure Raffi’s appearance on the bridge working her magic while drinking and smoking while upset many of the vocal minority into more rants about the Star Trek character. But hey, at the end of the scene we get another TNG cue, and Picard is official.
Those flashbacks… wowee… and that introduction and hug… beautiful.
And we get to witness the acting skill of Isa Briones as Soji’s world begins to crumble around her as she discovers everything she owns is only 37 months old (shame it wasn’t 47!) But as we watch and shout at the TV that Narek isn’t to be trusted, she grows even closer to him as he works with skill to uncover the truth she hides. And as she discovers that truth we see some details about her origin, her father, the workshop, the twin red moons.
It was a little predictable that she would activate and escape the room, with a beautiful “come with me if you want to live” introduction to Picard.
And in the final moments, did we just get a canon explanation for how the Borg Queen was on the cube at Wolf 359 AND above Earth?
Cast and Crew
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati
Isa Briones as Soji Asha
Evan Evagora as Elnor
Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker
Santiago Cabrera as Cristóbal Rios
Harry Treadaway as Narek
Jonathan Del Arco
Barbara Eve Harris