“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.
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.
Synthetic threats and synthetic relationships pepper Picard’s “gather the team” episode.
Patrick Stewart is still carrying much of the weight as “Star Trek: Picard” continues to pile on the lore & find its footing.
Despite solid performances all around, the episode struggles with tone, plotting & what kind of show it wants to be.
Patrick Stewart returns to his iconic role in a new Star Trek series in desperate need of a shakedown cruise.