Star Trek: Picard left one knot untied from season one with Dr. Jurati and her crime
If you watched the first season of Star Trek: Picard, at least one thing happened that didn’t make sense (honestly, there were several). One of those is the crime committed by Dr. Agnes Jurati, who is a cybergeneticist that worked at the Daystrom Institude. Dr. Jurati had a relationship with another cybergeneticist, Bruce Maddox. Commodore Oh, who had been posing as a Starfleet officer but was really was a female Romulan/Vulcan hybrid flag officer in the Tal Shiar, used a mind meld on Jurati and convinced her that Dr. Maddox needed to be eliminated.
Under Oh’s influence, Jurati did kill Maddox, and when her crime was discovered, she volunteered to turn herself in once the La Sirena reached Deep Space 12. That didn’t happen. In fact, Jurati continued as part of the crew as though nothing had happened. The season even ended with a hint of a romance between her and Cristobal Rios as the two shared a kiss.
Will Dr. Jurati even acknowledge her crime again in season two of Star Trek: Picard?
Even after learning that she had been essentially forced to kill Dr. Maddox, there wasn’t a lot of remorse from Jurati. While she did offer to turn herself in, that was about the end of her determination to pay for her crime. And no one thought much more about whether or not she should go to the brig or serve any kind of time. They just moved on.
While Jurati was under a mind meld, does that acquit her of the crime? Granted, one could say that Jurati didn’t know what Commodore Oh was doing to her, that she had no way of knowing that she was being coerced. Still, shouldn’t that be something that a jury or tribunal decides? Dr. Maddox was murdered, and there should be some justice for him. Hopefully, Star Trek: Picard will acknowledge this in season two, and there will, at least, be some mention of a response to his death, even if it only to reveal that Jurati was already acquitted.or she received some type of punishment that didn’t involve incarceration .