Star Trek: Picard (2020– )
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The End Is the Beginning 

After reflecting on the past with Raffi, Picard hires her partner, Cristobal Rios, to help him in his search for Bruce Maddox; Soji's work on the Borg cube catches the attention of the executive director.


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek: The Next Generation" created by), Akiva Goldsman (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Jean-Luc Picard
Alison Pill ... Dr. Agnes Jurati
Isa Briones ... Soji
Michelle Hurd ... Raffi Musiker
Santiago Cabrera ... Cristóbal Rios
Harry Treadaway ... Narek
Jonathan Del Arco ... Hugh
Peyton List ... Lieutenant Narissa Rizzo
Jamie McShane ... Zhaban
Tamlyn Tomita ... Commodore Oh
Rebecca Wisocky ... Ramdha
Orla Brady ... Laris
Sumalee Montano ... Mother
Graham Shiels ... Tal Shiar Operative
Antonio David Lyons ... Guard (as Son of Lee)


Completely unaware of her special nature, Soji continues her work and captures the attention of the Borg cube research project's executive director. After rehashing past events with a reluctant Raffi, Picard seeks others willing to join his search for Bruce Maddox, including pilot and former Starfleet officer Cristóbal Rios.

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Laris describes Zhaban as a "stubborn Northerner", while tapping the Romulan assassin's forehead. This may be a reference to the Romulan forehead ridges, which Zhaban has but Laris doesn't. This may be an attempt to explain why, throughout the franchise, Romulans have sometimes had ridged foreheads, and other times not. It would seem only Northerners have them. It also seems to be referring to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's similar explanation for the more elaborate Klingon makeup in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). See more »


When Picard meets Santiago Cabrera for the first time, he is seen standing behind him and folds his arms. After cutting to a shot of a drink being poured, Picard's arms are shown to be unfolded and he holds them again once more. See more »


Narek: Mythology'? I hate that word. In Romulan, we have no such word.
Soji: What's a better word? Scriptures, sacred stories, legendarium?
Narek: The news.
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References Star Trek: Picard: Remembrance (2020) See more »

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I kinda love this!
7 February 2020 | by jimcancookSee all my reviews

I do have two quibbles which hopefully will be addressed in the future:

1) After Seven of Nine had her Borg implants removed the scars on her face healed relatively quickly. Hugh's face is scarred, presumably some years after his implants were removed. I'll buy that the Romulans (I'm guessing they are the ones who de-Borged him) didn't care about the aesthetics, but I'd like to see it addressed; perhaps Seven could ask Hugh about it when they (I presume) meet. Or maybe Hugh could ask Seven.

2) "JL"? I have a hard time believing that Picard would permit anyone to call him "JL" unless there's a heck of a backstory there.

Other than that, I find the "synthetics went homicidal" plot interesting. I'm assuming they were sabotaged and I can't wait to find out who, how and why. The visual FX are striking. As a Star Trek fan who grew up with the episodic rigidity of TOS in the 60s, I'm enjoying the slow roll.

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Release Date:

6 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Secret Hideout See more »
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2.39 : 1
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