Spoilers Episode 7 "Nepenthe"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by NCC-73515, Feb 28, 2020.


Rate 1x07 Nepenthe

  1. 10 - Wild Beard Riker

    109 vote(s)
  2. 9

    95 vote(s)
  3. 8

    53 vote(s)
  4. 7

    21 vote(s)
  5. 6

    7 vote(s)
  6. 5 - Full Beard Riker

    2 vote(s)
  7. 4

    4 vote(s)
  8. 3

    1 vote(s)
  9. 2

    1 vote(s)
  10. 1 - Season 1 Riker

    3 vote(s)
  1. Racefuel

    Racefuel Commodore Commodore

    Sep 3, 2016
    Southern Oregon
    Okay so it was just Wesley saying he had night shift on the Titan that was deleted
  2. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    Starts at 2:29.

  3. picardjean-luc

    picardjean-luc Captain Captain

    Jan 30, 2018
    Perfect scene. Right before Data started singing 'Blue Skies,' which is now being used as a callback to him in 'Picard.' And we haven't seen the scene where Soji is singing the song yet (which was heard in some of the series trailers)....
  4. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    It's simply the truth. Commander Riker served with him on the Enterprise. Captain Riker didn't.

    Sisko also did that with Jake, and it stood out as something that should be normal in real life.
  5. Uhura's Song

    Uhura's Song Captain Captain

    Oct 5, 2017
    Cannot lie, I did not wade wade through all 85 pages.

    Any episode where Hugh died gets seriously marked down in my view. Also, why not call for Seven immediately? Or at least after Rizzo kills the xBs?

    Pretty good, aside from that and the potential Troi inconsistencies sensing Data/Soji, which I did not note until coming here, and I am a TNG person.

    The stuff with Riker/Troi/Picard was lovely. And the Soji/Riker's daughter stuff was as well.

    Less impressed with the stuff on the ship. So Jurati just goes all femme fatale on her lover because of visions in a Vulcan mind meld? I do not buy that. Though she does try to redeem herself by getting rid of the tracker.

    Sorry if this has been covered upthread.
  6. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
    Riker was being awful stingy with the pizza.

    I mean, come on. Guests get ONE PIECE each? And those pieces were not large. Hell, the entire pizza was not that much bigger than one slice like you'd get in NYC or Chicago....
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2020
  8. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Classic Space
  9. ThreeEdgedSword

    ThreeEdgedSword Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 22, 2020
    Sheer Fucking Hubris
    Didn't the guest get two slices? But yes, I was wondering why he couldn't fit 2 or 2 pizzas in that oven.
  10. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
    Well, Riker did think he was cooking for three and then was suddenly cooking for five.
  11. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    At least he wasn't making Owon egg omelets.
  12. rahullak

    rahullak Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 4, 2009
    Papa Riker's Pizzas are very heavy. Small pieces fill you up.
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  13. Maurice

    Maurice Snagglepussed Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Real Gone
    Not loving this show, except in moments, and the redshirting of every guest brought back is just a cheap tiresome gimmick. If it doesn't stick the landing by episode 10 I'm done.
    Gepard and Ryan Thomas Riddle like this.
  14. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

    Jul 2, 2014
    Really disappointed Hugh died.

    For a second, I thought he and the Romulan kid/swordsman we’re going to do a really cool team up.

    I actually thought Hugh was more interesting in PIC than in “I, Borg” and loved the performance. So I liked him and found him more interesting than any of the new characters.

    Good to see Riker and Troi again.

    Nothing incredibly interesting happened.
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  15. Anduinel

    Anduinel Captain Captain

    Mar 8, 2020
    I wouldn't say I liked Hugh better than any of the new crew (I am very invested in Raffi, Rios, and Elnor at this point), but yeah, he was up there for me so far as interest went. He and Elnor had a more interesting interaction in five minutes than any of the non-TNG cast have managed all season, and I'm including the couples in that. And I feel like Chambon & Co just left us hanging. No kick-ass team up, killed off by a worse written (and, sorry, worse-acted) character, no real catharsis for his death, and no sign that it was even all that necessary, except that Seven apparently needed another xB sacrificed to her arc. It's just such an odd stumble that I'm left confused and annoyed trying to puzzle why they went that way.
  16. Rom's Sehlat

    Rom's Sehlat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 8, 2011
    I enjoy Raffi and ... the captain dude. Sure wish I could remember his name though. I liked her perspective of "Planet Raffi."
    I'm a little surprised at Jurati's resolve in trying to killer herself. Oh wait, she was willing to take whatever risk it took to stop the tracker. Wonder why she stopped now? If she feels that strongly about whatever she was shown about what the Synths do to her world, she shouldn't be giving up now.
    Of course I recognized Troi's daughter's name as Troi's sister's.
    But, about their deceased son: something trivial to cure, as long as you have a positronic brain? Surely, the Federation doesn't occupy the known galaxy (they never made it to Kyrian space even after 700 years). If the Riker-Trois, er, Troi-Rikers, (er, 300-year-old, difficult name conventions still exist?!) really wanted to cure their son, I'm sure there's some space not controlled by the Federation that deals in positronic brains, especially for something so trivial (and useful) as curing a disease. Ferengi make a society based on that sort of thing.
    So they have a full computer with shields, scanners, etc., on this random planet? How far away from everything is is Nepenthe? If it's in Federation space, wouldn't the Romulan/Federation security team have officers nearby to call, who can do whatever dirty work they're ordered? Why send our lover boy, unless we can't afford any extra cast? Oh, never mind, they didn't know where they were going. Apparently killing Hugh was easier than extracting information (which you'd think a Romulan Tal Shiar or higher would be trained in).
  17. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

    Jul 2, 2014
    I dunno.

    So far, season 1 of this show has had too many ups and downs.

    The non-TNG crew is ok.

    I thought the Ugnaught in The Mandalorian Gad more characterization in 2 episodes than Rios, Jurarti and Raffi combined. It all feels rather superficial.
  18. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

    Jul 2, 2014
    I think when it’s over I might rewatch the whole thing.
  19. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
  20. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Vice Admiral Admiral

    "Bunnicorn" also makes Picard feel like a self-parody, if not Trek in general look like a laughingstock.... or might be the reason Stewart returned? :guffaw::guffaw: