This post contains spoilers from Star Trek: Picard, season three, episode 2 “Disengage.”
In the trailer for the final season of Star Trek: Picard, Worf [Michael Dorn] says that he is now a pacifist, but that certainly wasn’t the side of him we saw when he burst onto the scene when Raffi was in trouble in this week’s episode.
As it turns out, Worf has been Raffi’s handler all along, and even though he told her to disengage, she insisted on going forward to find out how a massive weapon was deployed at a Starfleet training facility, killing 117 people. Not surprisingly, Sneed [the Ferengi broker] doesn’t trust Raffi so he insists she take some of his drug to prove she isn’t Starfleet. And that’s when things take a turn for the worse. With Raffi’s life in danger, Worf came in like an avenging angel, taking no prisoners and even taking off Sneed’s head without hesitation. So while Worf may have chosen to be a pacifist, he certainly doesn’t hesitate to shove that to one side when he needs to.
Star Trek: Picard may be setting up Worf for something much bigger.
We already know that Worf is a captain, but he doesn’t have his own command. Now, we’ve learned that he has been working behind-the-scenes at Starfleet for a deep investigation. Obviously, he has kept an eye on Raffi, even after he told her to stand down. Worf clearly knows more than he has told her. Could that possibly be because he’s involved with Section 31?
Sneed mentions the covert agency in his converstion with Raffi, and it just seems odd the agency would be brought up without it having a direct connection on the series. So it’s possible Worf’s claim to pacifism is a cover. While I’m not certain having Worf in Section 31 is a good thing, it would certainly be understandable if he took that route, considering he would never be able to get a command of his own. Whatever the case may be, Picard brought Worf in just the way it should have…like a true Klingon warrior.