Monday, March 21, 2022

What I’m Watching: Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard: Season 2, Episode 3 “Assimilation” (B+)

Seven did her best to step in and pretend like she was operating a classified mission, but the First Magistrate knew what was up and tested her by asking what his full name was, a question she obviously couldn’t answer. Q showing up to tell Picard that this was the only life he understands was hardly helpful, but it did help catapult them into the place where they thought they would best be able to fix things, in a familiar time close to now. Agnes was insistent on them not causing butterflies and bringing futuristic technology like phasers, but of course Rios went ahead and tried to help his new doctor friend, only to be arrested by ICE with no access to his communicator. That’s going to be a tricky situation to escape, especially since no one knows that’s where he is and he definitely has no form of ID whatsoever. I enjoyed how Rafi and Seven dealt with the era, with Rafi responding to being held up by knocking her would-be assailant out and Seven making up a story about wanting to “capture an image” when they got caught by a security guard. Agnes going in to link up with the Borg Queen was a dangerous move, though I like that she was able to steal the watcher’s coordinates from her while she was negotiating with Locutus. Impressing her is probably not a good sign, but I’m always up for seeing Agnes exert her creativity. I’m not sure how permanent Elnor’s death is, but it did send Rafi reeling and is going to create some serious divisions on the team when they’re finally reunited.

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