So I discovered the best way to handle season two of Picard. Just don’t watch it. Not even a single episode. There’s nothing in the third season that connects to the second in any way. In fact, it seems like they purposefully ignore some of the most important elements of the second season, so even the writers just kind of waved the white flag and said they were sorry.
Was season three any better?
It was about as blatant fan service as you can get, but if you’re watching a show called “Picard,” something tells me you kind of want to see what they’re going to show you the third season. Basically, it’s as if someone got in the writers room and said, “Look, people. We need to come up with a plot that explains why it’s necessary to get as many of the original crew back together to have one last hurrah at saving the galaxy.”
Did it always make the most sense? No, not really. Were there plenty of plot holes? You bet. Did I still enjoy it? Yes, I did.
I don’t want to give any more of the plot away (part of me worries that I gave away too much already, but . . . it’s kind of what they were doing in the first season anyway, so I’m not too upset about it.) Suffice it to say that if you’d like to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation: Older but Still Boldly Going, then this is the perfect thing for you. In fact, you could just completely skip the first season as well, if you felt so inclined. (I don’t know that I would, though. That one was fun enough.)
I can’t imagine they’ll do a fourth season of the show. There’s not a whole lot left for them to explore at this point. Never say never, I suppose. But I wouldn’t complain if they didn’t, and I honestly don’t know that I’d watch another season if they put one together. I feel like I’ve gotten what I wanted to see, and I can move on to other things.
In the end, a 7.5/10. Recommended for Trekkies, but I don’t think it’ll make any new converts.