and disappointed by the end.....and not because of chairs or clothing.(sorry Pubert) Finally watched the show during the lockdown. I haven't been posting much on the bbs for several years but every so often something brings me around. Picard is one of those things. I did not hate the entire show. There was lots to like. I am glad that we have a forward moving trek again set in the prime universe. I will start with what I did like. Favorite episode was NEPENTHE, not just because it had the Rikers. But it had so many great character moments like what we got in TNG. It was very well done. I also like that Picard no longer works for Starfleet and has essentially become part of a ragtag group of outcasts. I also love the design of the La sirena. Loved the return of Hugh and Seven. Seven has now gotten most of her humanity back and is no longer "robotic" in her speech and actions. She is changed and I liked the change. Loved the dialogue between her and Picard about their "shared" experience as part of the Borg. I have no issues with the crew of the La Sirena. Except maybe Agnes. Her reason for killing Maddox was very lame imo and she should be in the brig...lol. So what I didnt like. Not too much in love with a 10 episode story arc. I would like to see that cut down to 5 eps at least. Ds9 had a great balance between Arc and serialized episodes. But overall I enjoyed the show up until....yes...episode 10. Like many I just didnt like that Picard died and YES his conscious was copied (per the dialogue IMPRINTS and than TRANSFERRED) so in my mind we are now watching a robot copy of Picard. It was a little disheartening. The writers clearly thought it was a great unique idea. But other shows have done it better. Killing off major Charcters but not Killing them off. My two favorite Examples....Voyagers Deadlock and Farscapes: Out of their Minds. Both well done episodes where everyone dies but dont die. On Voyagers you really dont know if they are all originals or copies or just split and both originals like on Farscape. On Farscapes they were all equal and original. Twined. With Picard. It's different. He is just an android. No getting around that unless they write something to change that.. Hopefully we will get more info on what really happened and they will clarify. But my guess is we won't. The show also had pacing issues and some plot devices didnt sit well with me. The scanning device used at a crime scene and the magic imagination device used on the last episode. Anyhow I hope the show gets better. I hope seven becomes a part of the crew. Which reminds me. They should not have killed Hugh. He would have been another good addition to Picards new crew.