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

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 ... See full summary »


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 ... Soji's Mother
Graham Shiels ... Tal Shiar Operative
Son of Lee Son of Lee ... Guard


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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Release Date:

6 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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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. See more »


Cristobal 'Chris' Rios asks for "aguardiente" after healing his shoulder. The liquor bottle is labeled "Pisco", but pisco liquor is not brown as brandy but clear as vodka. "Pisco" is never called "aguardiente". (Pisco is a peruvian liquor, distilled from grape-juice) See more »


Hugh: [to Soji] You're kind of a know-it-all, aren't you?
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References Star Trek: Picard: Remembrance (2020) See more »

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Narrative J.L
12 February 2020 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

There's a deep cut returning character in episode three of "Picard" where the pace slows a little but the plot takes some major strides forward as Picard leaves

With Starfleet unwilling to support him, Picard (Patrick Stewart) calls on his old friend Raffi (Michelle Hurd) to help him find a willing pilot. She eventually points him in the direction of Starfleet dropout, Chris Rios (Santiago Cabera) who's only friend appears to be the ships medical hologram, who looks exactly like him. The Romulan hitsquad is close on his trail though. Meanwhile on the Borg ship, Soji (Isa Briones) is making an impression on the management team.

So again, the basics are all covered off nicely. Performances are good, visual effects are good and there's a return for Jonathan Del Arco playing the recovered Borg Hugh, as he did in TNG a few decades ago. This one's a little slower than the previous two as the focus is just to get his small crew together before they set off to hunt down Bruce Maddox. Bit of a shame that his Romulan home help aren't coming along for the ride, particularly as they're so physically capable. I don't feel like the show benefits from Picard being involved in such physical scenes though, as I worry that he's going to break a hip as he (or rather, the Stuntman) dives for cover behind a sofa. I also didn't care for Jean-Luc having "J.L" as a nickname either, it doesn't seem like something that Picard would tolerate and Raffi said it way to often in the flashback scene.

Not the best episode, but probably a necessary one to move the plot on.

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