Warning: This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Picard season 3, episode 10 “The Last Generation.”
Star Trek: Picard wrapped its three season run today with an episode that was full of drama, action, nostalgia, and heart. To say that it went out with a bang is an understatement as the credits rolled on the final scene of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew playing poker (one year after the events of the season had come to a conclusion) as they had on the finale of The Next Generation. Prior to that, though, viewers watched as Seven of Nine’s life went in a new direction with Raffi at her side.
After helping to save the universe, the USS Titan was rechristened the USS Enterprise, and Seven of Nine, now promoted to captain, took command with Raffi as her second-in-command or her “Number One.” Also beaming aboard the ship was Ensign Jack Crusher who’d gone through an accelerated program at Starfleet and would now serve as special counselor to the captain. And there are the beginnings for the spin-off that viewers have asked for since season two of Star Trek: Picard.
Star Trek: Picard ended on a high note for Seven of Nine and Raffi
Though we didn’t get to see a resolution to Raffi and Seven of Nine’s relationship (are they back together or have they simply remained friends?), the fact that the pair are now working together aboard the new Enterprise says a lot about where things stand between the two of them.
Obviously, relationships between captains and their seconds-in-command would be frowned upon in Starfleet…at least they would before the Borg tried to obliterate the world. Perhaps now, Starfleet has gotten a little more lenient, knowing how Seven of Nine and Raffi helped to save billions of lives.
As the USS Enterprise prepares to leave spacedock, Seven of Nine is asked to choose a phrase to tell the pilot it’s time to move. Would it be “Make it so,” “Engage,” or “Take her out?” We don’t know…at least not right now as the scene cut away before Seven could make the choice. But that’s something we could see on a spin-off that, by now, practically everyone has to be desperately hoping for. All I can say is I’m there if it happens!