“Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2” rushes to its finale and cheats its way to emotional catharsis.
Synths, secret sons and doomsday prophecies arise in a messy penultimate episode establishing galaxy-ending stakes.
The overarching conspiracy cracks open on an episode that sets up the finale.
An interstitial episode finally bridges Picard and Soji’s stories, thanks to the welcome return of some old friends.
A sea of good ideas gets drowned in cliche as Picard and Soji face the truth.
The show finally finds its groove with a detour, an abandoned boy, and a lost cause.