At some point near the culmination of this week Star Trek: Picard, the character angrily says, “Okay, why not? Dig into his psyche, what could go wrong !? Tons, obviously». And honestly? If it’s not the mood of this whole TV episode, I don’t know what it is.
If last week’s episode was chaotic in a largely unsuccessful way – a frantic struggle for the reunification of a team of different isolated groups Mermaid share on when landing in 2024setting up a real conflict next season – then the sixth episode with PicardThe second season of “Two for One” is chaotic to the greatest extent. There are so many things going on in this episode that the simple premise of “Picard and his friends attending the world’s most astronaut party with super-big brothers to keep women from worrying” just can’t be covered, but instead feel like a much awkward scene –when you make a promise of potential, you feel that chaos is more joyful. Picard created about 50 things that can go horribly wrong for his characters, and with all the sweetness of hooking a member of the Q Continuum, he not only drives most of these things, but also throws in a mix of a few weird curves of disaster balls with relaxed confidence with “fuck why would and not more».
Well, don’t get me wrong. “Two for one” is yet pretty messy, but there’s at least an interesting structure to his mania, which means less confusion among the clutter. Episode lmostly marked around the flash series, etc.he is the first why we learn it is at some point Jean-Luc Picard will eventually lie prostrate, badly wounded on the doctor’s bed. Everything the episode goes on to this point, counting down the minutes and seconds as we head to each act, constantly asking us to watch Picard, Tallinn, and the rest of the team’s plans in gala, to protect Rene, unfold as if they were going to leave without a hitch and a bitch. Telling us that Picard is 30 minutes from serious danger immediately tells us that these plans will notof course, so the episode becomes about the inevitability of a catastrophe … and leaves many opportunities in order to surprise what the other may go wrong than Admiral Starfleet, which seems to be running out.
And hello boy, does a lot!! Some are practical and understandable – pretty soon after last week’s revelation that Queen Borg turned Jurati’s brain into Borg Airbnb we see that Agnes is struggling to maintain control over her autonomy as the Queen penetrates more and more into her consciousness. It was once again an inevitability, however Picard enters into it quickly enough, instead of allowing the battle between Jurati and the Queen’s mind to linger as a fascinating background layer of threat for the entire episode – and it underscores the equally fascinating idea that when their backs are pressed against a wall, the rest of the team Mermaid completely happy with leaving Agnes to herself as long as they have something to do. Doing so leads to the absurd musical number into which Jurati bursts in to distract the rest of the team to avoid the absurd overprotective security at the gala, and a mental break long enough for the queen to fully master her mind for a while. Vump vamp.
It’s just a subplot. The factual essence of the episode – apart from the fact that Picard is trying to connect with his ancestor and encourage her that the fear and anxiety she feels in connection with his mission – is not something that will completely destroy her, but the strength to draw and resist – even more Q machinations. It turns out that Q’s bullshit ability to be able to do anything even without his tricks, which change reality and snap your fingers, include insulting Dr. Sung, who so conveniently appeared in Mr.ala as his agent. Somehow, thanks to a mutual enemy between him and Picard, he suddenly suddenly joins the board of directors of the Europa Mission, which gives him clear authority: “Sorry, this elderly bald gentleman is bothering me.annoyed gthank you, when he stumbles upon Picard, he descends like the ghosts of the Ring attacking the Windtop. This very stupid, but it gives Picard a chance to escape and find Renee for that heart, and you think forgetting that countdown until Picard is literally hit in the ass, everything may be fine. Rene is inspired to become an astronaut! No one was arrested! Only one The body of a team member was captured by enemy machine reconnaissance!
And this is the meaning of “Two for One”. Picard decides that the very evil Song simple must try to run into two picards in his car. Jean-Luc, of course, pushes Rene into her safety, and we go: whatSo we were teased that Picard was in danger. It has nothing to do with his gorgeous robo-body from the first seasonno temporal paradox caused by the fact that he secretly interacted with Rene, did not mess with Q or Queen Borg, nothing. Brent Spiner hit him with a car. Reader, how I laughed! Of course, Jean-Luc should be fine. The third season is on the roadand they had already tried to kill him last season and that clearly didn’t take. Literally hitting the title star of the show by car is just another chaotic hurdle for a series that can be thrown out of nowhere, but it’s work because you just don’t expect it, even if “Two for One” constantly reminds you that all these meticulous plans laid down by Picard and his team will go incredibly wrong. You just go together at some point when Jean-Luc Picard runs away because okay, why not?
And that’s where we are when a train of chaos arrives at a temporary stop. The injured Picard was taken back to Teresa’s clinic, where we were told he was physically well (thank you, robo-body) but mentally unable to get out of the coma, traumatized by the steady images of the mother who seemed to have brought him to the fore after interacting with Rene. Tallinn suggests that, also surprisingly convenient, she can come into his mind with her head technique and persuade Jean-Luc through trauma and back, and here’s where we are: we’ve come a long way from the gala abduction of eleven Faux-Ocean astronauts to mind theft. Also, no one but the audience knows what the Queen of Borg is! In Jurati’s body! I make her walk on LA streets with bare feet!! Again, we have to ask how annoyed Rafi does: well, why not?
Indeed, at the moment everything is fine. When PicardThe approach to the final game this season will be as chaotic as it is now – so many lingering threats and threads, so much confusion, so many of our heroes just admit that everything is wild and they just need to fight it if they want to regain their future – at least it’s starting to have a little fun. You can’t ride Jean-Luc Picard’s car every week, but it’s definitely a way to keep interest, as this season continues the wild journey to its climax.
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