HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sir Patrick Stewart  arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of the third and final season of Paramount+'s series "Star Trek: Picard" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 09, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Movies - TV
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Undoes One Of Season 2’s Biggest Sins
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for Season 3 of “Star Trek: Picard.”
Season 2 of “Star Trek: Picard” saw the lowest point for the Borg since the 1996 feature film “Star Trek: First Contact,” where the Borg went from cold, unthinking villains to more fallible beings with a queen. These new Borg expressed emotions and could be negotiated with, an idea that was taken even further in Season 2 of “Picard” with Dr. Jurati (Alison Pill).
It was revealed that Dr. Jurati had been a Borg queen for centuries, and the Jurati Borg explained that unity, diplomacy, and working together was the new ethos of the Borg. "Picard" implied that the Borg —
the entire species — had turned over a new leaf and that they wouldn't be villains anymore, but thankfully, this incarnation of the Borg was a one-off fluke.
In Season 3, Episode 4, “No Win Scenario,” Captain Shaw delivers dialogue that directly contradicts the Season 2 finale and reveals that the Borg are as threatening as ever. This means all the strange screenwriting aberrations Trekkies have witnessed over the years have been just that: aberrations — and the Borg will return to their cold, assimilating ways.