The first season of Star Trek: Picard just concluded with an explosive finale and fans can now watch the whole thing for free. Patrick Stewart has announced that CBS All Access is making the series available for free for a limited period amidst the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). But did Et in Arcadia, Ego Part II also ensure a strange and unexpected way to continue with Jean-Luc Picard's story? WARNING: The following article contains spoilers from Star Trek: Picard Season 1 Episode 10 so proceed with caution.
The episode Et in Arcadia, Ego Part II didn't waste time getting into the action as the Romulan Warbirds keep approaching while Narek somehow makes it back on the Cube to reunite with Narissa. At first, it looks like they are about to work together to destroy Coppellius station with some grenades. However, Narek takes a different route and brings the grenades to the crew of La Sirena, who are trying to fix their fallen ship. It's an unexpected turn but a welcome idea for the crew if they want to prevent an all-out war.
Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Picard is ultimately released from captivity by Agnes Jurati and they both find their way back to the La Sirena. With an attack imminent, Picard decides to take the ship up to take on the Romulan Warbirds. It's a suicide mission but it was still a glorious one that didn't end with Picard dying. At least, not right away.
Jean-Luc Picard manages to give a powerful speech about sacrifice that persuades Soji Asha and the Synth Alliance as well as Starfleet and the Romulans to stand down. However, it isn't long before Picard himself gives in to the fatal brain abnormality he has been struggling with since the start of the series. Unfortunately, Picard dies in the season finale. However, his death doesn't last that long.
It is revealed that Jean-Luc Picard's mind has been preserved by the synths, allowing him to reunite with Data one last time. In addition to that, nobody is quite ready to say goodbye to Picard just yet. His mind is ultimately transferred to the synthetic golem that Soong has been working on for himself. This means that Picard and the crew of La Sirena could still continue to go on more adventures in Star Trek: Picard Season 2.
All episodes of Star Trek: Picard Season 1 are currently available for free streaming on CBS All Access.