Saturday, March 25, 2023

What I’m Watching: Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard: Season 3, Episode 5 “Part Five: Imposters” (B+)

This is the final season of a show that seems largely intent on wrapping up this part of Star Trek history, so I assumed that any and all characters were fair game. While we have now officially lost Ro Laren, reports of Worf’s demise were premature, thanks to his expert managing of his blood loss and his heart rate. I don’t think I ever saw Michelle Forbes as Ro in the original series but I’m familiar with her character, and I’ve watched the actress in other series like “True Blood” and “The Killing.” I also know that Maquis were intricately involved in the opening episodes of “Star Trek: Voyager.” Even without the full context, the fact that Picard and Ro were able to tell without a doubt that they were who they said they would because of the anger they felt towards each other meant something, and it also allowed Ro to share her fears about what was really going on. While she didn’t make it, we did learn that her contact was Worf, so things are now finally starting to unite and will bring all our characters back together. Beverly’s discovery about the nature of the changelings and them not being able to be identified is not good news for anyone, and Jack is also in real trouble as he’s going around shooting people without any knowledge of whether they’re really changelings or not. Hopefully getting Raffi and Worf on the team will help tilt the balance of power in favor of our heroes.

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