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Star Trek: Picard - S3 E9 - "Võx"

  
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Star Trek: Picard - S3 E9 - "Võx"
 

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April 13, 2023

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Episode 9 Recap: Oh Yes, She’ll Fly

The truth about Jack Crusher finally comes out.

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It is hard to believe that Star Trek: Picard is drawing to a close, but the penultimate episode of Season 3 delivers so much more than Star Trek fans could have ever dreamed of for the final grand adventure of The Next Generation crew. In “Võx,” the truth about Jack Crusher (Ed Speleers) finally comes out, and it sets the stage for one of the largest—if not the largest—threats that this cast of characters has ever faced before.

The episode opens mere moments after the end of Episode 8, with Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) working her counselor magic on Jack to try to get him to finally open the red door and reveal the mystery that lies within it. As Will Grove-White croons the eerily perfect tune “I Can’t Stop Crying,” Deanna pushes Jack to analyze their surroundings—particularly the red vines that cover the floor and walls leading to the red door. Jack recalls the Crimson Arboretum that his mother (Gates McFadden) took him to as a young boy, and mulls over the fact that the vines are like the roots beneath the soil which connect everything together. The song, he explains, is one that his mother shared with him: something that was passed from his father (Patrick Stewart) to Beverly, and then to him.

Realizing that Jack isn’t going to open the door on his own, Deanna offers to do it for him and promises him that no matter what is on the other side he won’t be alone. However, once she opens the door and sees what has been hidden there all along, she immediately breaks that promise and flees to find his parents. It’s there, with Picard and Beverly, that Jack’s secret is revealed. The eerie voice inside his head is none other than the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) and it’s the Borg Cube waiting for him on the other side of that ominous red door. The truth is a tough pill to swallow for Beverly and Picard, and they both try to theorize their way out of accepting it. Beverly points out that Jack has never been assimilated, while Picard begins to reckon with the idea that he may have passed on something far worse than the Irumodic Syndrome. This, they realize, is why Vadic (Amanda Plummer) wanted Jack so desperately—he’s a dangerous weapon that can be used against humanity.

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Dig
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1  author  Dig    last year

Wow! I was way off. It's the Borg! I didn't see that coming at all.

The original queen is back, too... Alice Krige!

So is (or was) Shelby, the overly enthusiastic Borg investigator from TNG.

And... The 1701-D! How cool is that? I agree with Picard about the carpet. I've complained about that more than once, lol.

The Enterprise F is strange looking, but we didn't get much of a look at it.

All the young crewmembers are Borg, including Geordie's daughters, and Starfleet is as good as gone at the moment. Sheesh!

RIP Cpt. Shaw.

By the way, did the fleet look small to anyone else? Was that supposed to be the whole thing? I guess I've never known what the ship count is supposed to be, but shouldn't there be thousands of starships across the Federation, not what looked like only hundreds. I mean, the present day U.S. Navy (a single nation state on a single planet) has hundreds.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @1    last year
And... The 1701-D! How cool is that? I agree with Picard about the carpet. I've complained about that more than once, lol.

Yup. A star ship needs carpeting!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @1    last year
The original queen is back, too... Alice Krige!

Ok, I'm sure it's some temporal mechanics thing, but where is Agnes?

 
 
 
Dig
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1.2.1  author  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.2    last year

I don't know. I still don't understand how Raffi and Worf have been flying around on La Sirena, after Agnes disappeared with it last season. It's as if Terry Matalas (this season's showrunner) decided to just ignore some stuff.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @1.2.1    last year

Good point.  Lots of continuity issues.

 
 
 
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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @2    last year

We tried, but they were all out. I was so bummed.

 
 
 
evilone
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2.2  evilone  replied to  Dig @2    last year

I don't like IMAX. The seats are too small and uncomfortable. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilone @2.2    last year

Generally, I agree, but I wanted to see these last two eps on screens as large as I could. But I settled for my 65 inch TV, which is OK.

 
 
 
evilone
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2.2.2  evilone  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.2.1    last year

I only have a 55", but I have killer surround. LOL!

 
 
 
evilone
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3  evilone    last year

I just saw last week's episode last night, so I'm planning on getting to this one tonight.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4  sandy-2021492    last year

Why did they have to kill off Shaw just when I was starting to like him?

How in the world did Shelby fall for this?

The Enterprise-D feels like home to me.  Well done on the restoration, Commodore LaForge.

And yes, the fleet looks pretty small.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4    last year

I was wondering why they killed Shaw, too.

The moment I heard that the fleet was interconnected, I knew the Borg was behind this. Starfleet did all their work for them without a thought.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1    last year
I was wondering why they killed Shaw, too.

I guess they had to let him redeem himself in his last moments.  And he did - he made up for being a bit of an asshole in the beginning, especially to Seven.  And it removes the outsider from the TNG crew.  But dang.  I was really starting to appreciate his sense of humor.

 
 
 
Dig
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5  author  Dig    last year

The Ready Room for this week was finally released. I added it to the article above.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6  sandy-2021492    last year

I probably laughed a little too loudly at Data's attempt at optimism.  "I hope we die quickly!"

 
 
 
evilone
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7  evilone    last year

Finally watched last night. 

Borg, Picard & Jack... Where's Agnes?

Shaw...

Transporter DNA recoding...

I expected a version of the Enterprise to show up. It's nice to see the D again.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8  Perrie Halpern R.A.    last year

Am I the only one who has watched the last ep?

 
 
 
Dig
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8.1  author  Dig  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8    last year

I just put the article up. Sorry if I'm a bit late, I was busy earlier.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8    last year

I haven't yet. I'm at a conference, and I'm not going to try to watch on my phone in my hotel room.

 
 

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