Star Trek: Picard’s big reveal has left us with some lingering questions.
Star Trek: Picard hit fans with a big reveal in just episode two of the show’s final season. The show is in its final season and is centered around the conclusion of Jean-Luc Picard’s story, a better send-off for the Next Generation crew, and the concept of family and passing the proverbial torch to the next generation.
We knew that we’d get some of that with LeVar Burton’s real-life daughter playing his on-screen daughter, as well as the long-rumored revelation that Jean-Luc Picard would reveal to be the father of a mystery character.
Well, that revelation came in the second episode of the season, when it was revealed that Jack Crusher was in fact the son of Jean-Luc Picard. But just because we now know the twist, doesn’t mean we know the details.
Star Trek: Picard’s revelation has some huge holes
Star Trek: Picard’s revelation has left us with some huge lingering questions due to the huge plot-sized holes that were created with it. When did this conception really occur? We’re led to believe that it happened after Star Trek: Nemesis, some 20 years before Picard.
Yet, Jack’s actor is 34 years old. 14 years older than his on-screen character. Sure, that may not amount to much of anything, but that was what was said about Paul Wesley playing James T. Kirk on Strange New Worlds. We found out that Wesley’s Kirk was in fact playing an older version of Kirk, so maybe the information we have about Jack isn’t accurate either.
Maybe he was conceived after season one of TNG and there are just even more lies going into the story?
We also don’t know why Crusher left, why she didn’t tell Picard about his son, and why she named her son after her dead ex-husband.
These lingering questions need to be asked, but we have no idea if they’re going to be answered and if so if we’ll even like the answers we get.