Warning: The post contains spoilers from Star Trek: Picard, season three, episode nine “Vox.” Please do not read if you have not watched the episode and do not want spoilers!
With the warning out of the way, the last episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Vox,” brought back a villian well-known in the Star Trek franchise and definitely well-known to Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart). Surprisingly, viewers heard the voice of Alice Krige, who portrayed the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact, and next week, according to showrunner Terry Matalas, we’ll also see her. That, of course, got the fans asking questions on Twitter because didn’t we see the Borg Queen making nice at the end of Picard season two? If so, what’s going on now?
When asked on Twitter about a clarification, Matalas responded by saying the Borgati Queen was from an alternate faction of the Borg from the alternate timeline which makes sense as season two of Picard was all about time travel and setting history right.
Terry Matalas confirms which Borg Queen will be appearing in Star Trek: Picard.
In an interview with Collider [via Trekmovie], Matalas confirms that the Borg Queen we’ll see on April 20th is the same one that tangled with Admiral Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) in Star Trek: Voyager’s series finale “Endgame.” And she’s not looking too well, which is why she needs Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers).
"It is Alice Krige as the Borg Queen. You will see in the finale, though, it is voiced by Alice Krige, but the Borg Queen does not look good when you see her. Janeway did a number on them the last time we saw them, and there’s a reason she needs Jack."
It sounds like the Queen needs some restoration, and the only way that can happen is with the help of Jack Crusher. Does that mean she will become more biological than mechanical? There’s a thought. A Borg Queen separate from the Collective but still able to do enough damage on her own? Whatever happens, let’s hope that this time, when the Queen ends up being destroyed, it will stick. That’s not to say we’ll never see another Borg Queen, but this one has gone toe-to-toe with some of Starfleet’s greats. And she always gets bested. So perhaps, even if she doesn’t get really killed this time, she’ll just shuffle away to lick her wounds for a long, long time.