This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Picard episode “Surrender.”
When the Star Trek: Picard episode “Surrender” started, Captain Vadic (Amanda Plummer) had control of the USS Titan and was threatening execution to the bridge members if Jack Crusher didn’t surrender. While she did, unfortunately kill Lt. T’Veen (Stephanie Czajkowski), she didn’t manage to maintain control of the ship as newly-restored Data (Brent Spiner) managed to overcome her lockouts. And then a hatch on the bridge opened, and Captain Vadic and her fellow Changelings shot out into the cold, vast space.
We do see Vadic floating through the air as her skin begins to turn an icy blue from the frigid temperatures. Just as she’s frozen solid, she slams into the Shrike and scatters into thousands (or could be more) pieces. But is she really gone? It’s safe to say that part of her is gone, but we’re dealing with Changelings here.
With Changelings as the main villains on Star Trek: Picard, we can’t guarantee we’ve seen the last of Captain Vadic.
Vadic was deliciously evil in this episode, even more so than she has been, and seeing her splattered against her own ship was a bit of a poetic justice. However, the face of the captain could still return, being that any Changeling can become whoever they want to be, including Vadic. A search of IMDB, though, shows Plummer as being in only six out of the ten episodes of Picard, with the last one being “Surrender.”
So, unfortunately, it’s looking like we have seen the last of her, which is a shame considering I was hoping for the opportunity to see her come face-to-face with the one controlling her and her fellow minions. And that does beg the question: how will The Face surface now without her hand?
Will you miss Captain Vadic? Or are you glad she’s gone?