'Star Trek: Picard' Episode 8 Preview: Picard discovers some dark secrets about the Mars insurrection
After several thrilling and action-packed episodes, Jean-Luc Picard and Soji managed to unwind a little in last week's episode 'Nepinthe'. Picard reunited with old friends Will Riker and Deanna Troi and got to relax with some pizza and relaxation. The episode also introduced their daughter Kestra and revealed the sad backstory of their late son Thaddeus. His tragic death signifies the impact of the Federation's blanket ban on synthetics. Soji got to learn about her 'father' Data (Brent Spiner), who died during the events of 'Nemesis' after sacrificing himself to save Picard. Sadly, Picard and Soji can't stay on peaceful Nepinthe forever, as the Tal Shiar is hot on their trail.
In the next episode, Picard will unearth some more upsetting truths about the synthetic attacks on Mars that had changed his life forever. Picard had estranged himself from Starfleet after it refused to help evacuate the Romulans during the Supernova after the synthetic insurrection. He had offered them an ultimatum: Either they revise the evacuation plan or he resigns. Much to his shock, they accepted his resignation. His resignation led to the termination of First Officer Raffi Musiker's (Michelle Hurd) career, something she still holds against him. Nevertheless, they're part of the same crew now.
Meanwhile, there are more unpleasant truths to be learned on his own spaceship. The official synopsis of the episode reads, "When devastating truths behind the Mars attack are revealed, Picard realizes just how far many will go to preserve secrets stretching back generations, all while the La Sirena crew grapples with secrets and revelations of their own. Narissa directs her guards to capture Elnor, setting off an unexpected chain of events on the Borg cube."
If we remember correctly, we saw Elnor calling in for a favor from a certain Fenris Ranger. Apart from this, Picard just might learn what Dr Jurati has been up to and the double games she has been compelled to play.
'Star Trek: Picard' airs on CBS All Access, Thursdays at 12.01 am.