Star Trek: Picard (2020– )
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On the way to Freecloud, Picard requests a stop at a Romulan refugee planet where he reunites with Elnor, the young Romulan he befriended fourteen years ago; Narek continues to learn more about Soji.


Jonathan Frakes


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek: The Next Generation" created by), Akiva Goldsman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Jean-Luc Picard
Alison Pill ... Dr. Agnes Jurati
Isa Briones ... Soji
Evan Evagora ... Elnor
Michelle Hurd ... Raffi Musiker
Santiago Cabrera ... Cristóbal Rios
Harry Treadaway ... Narek
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Peyton List ... Lieutenant Narissa Rizzo
Amirah Vann ... Zani
Rebecca Wisocky ... Ramdha
Ian Nunney ... Young Elnor
Evan Parke ... Tenqem Adrev
Erik Armando Alvarez ... Bidran (as Erik Alvarez)
Jaime Barcelon ... Waiter (as Jamie Barcelon)


The crew's journey to Freecloud takes a detour when Picard orders a stop at the planet Vashti, where Picard and Raffi relocated Romulan refugees 14 years earlier. Upon arrival, Picard reunites with Elnor (Evan Evagora), a young Romulan he befriended during the relocation. Meanwhile, Narek continues his attempts to learn more about Soji while Narissa's impatience with his lack of progress grows.

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Qowat Milat religious order are similar to other warrior-monks/nuns on Earth:
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Zani: You're not too late to rescue Elnor. He does not belong here. Once the evacuation ended, we simply never found a better home for him.
Jean-Luc Picard: He completed his training?
Zani: Last spring.
Jean-Luc Picard: So he really is a Qowat Milat?
Zani: No, and as a man, he never can be. But he is open-hearted, and apart from this display of the reticence you always seemed to inspire in him, forthright. And his fighting skills are truly formidable.
Jean-Luc Picard: And you would send him away? He might find himself in serious danger. He might die.
Zani: He will. Before ...
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References Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame (2001) See more »


There Must Be a Way
Written by Paul Antony Trefzger
Performed by The Cabarets & The Matadors
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not comfortable
1 March 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A colorful episode, in many senses. But not Star Trek . Or old Jean Luc Picard. Maybe, slices of Star Wars. Maybe, references to cool Sci. Fi. films/series. But not exactly what you expect. Or deserve. Sure, not a real problem. But, like many returns to classic series, a so different , radical way. Maybe, wise, in the final.

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Release Date:

13 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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