Picard Season 2 Episode 5 is the fourth chapter of the 2nd season of an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming service Paramount+. The series is a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG) with the titular character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as its central focal point.
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Entitled “Fly Me To the Moon”, Picard Season 2 Episode 5 gets us closer to what Picard and crew need to do in order to change the future in the past but also introduces certain confusing elements as well. As seen in the last episode, Picard finally meets the supervisor – a dead ringer for the Romulan Laris from his timeline – and he discovers that the key to righting the timeline is his ancestor Renee Picard (!) – which is a bit too convenient but there you go.
The real problem with Picard Season 2 Episode 5 is the insertion of a Dr Soong and his daughter Kore, which seems unlikely but presumably this Dr Soong is an ancestor of Noonian Soong – Data’s creator – and Kore is a doppelgänger for Soji – and it all seems too convenient once again. Ignoring these flaws, Soong is approached by Q and blackmails him to (probably) act as an obstacle to Picard’s plans. Presumably, this is required for the story but its execution is somewhat ludicrous.
And there’s one more hiccup – somewhat predictable – that despite Dr. Jurati’s apparent killing of the Borg Queen, the latter remains alive and a threat within Jurati’s mind itself. Expect this development to play a key part in the conflict in the coming episodes. Fair enough, but it’s all too unsurprising. Good enough but only just.
Now streaming on Paramount+.
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