Star Trek: Picard Season 1 is coming to a close this Thursday, and to give fans a sneak peek at what will happen in the last episode of the show’s freshman run, CBS All Access has released six photos from the season finale as well as a clip featuring Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Soji Asha (Isa Briones).
In the season-ender, titled Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2, a final confrontation on the synthetics’ homeworld, Coppelius, pits Picard and his ragtag team against the Romulans, as well as the synths who seek to ensure their existence at all costs.
Though the promo pictures don’t say much about what will go down in the season finale, they do check in on Picard who has been placed under house arrest; Agnes Jurati (Allison Pill) who has pledged her loyalty to the synths; and Chris Rios (Santiago Cabrera) who has yet to find out about the synths’ plan to destroy all organic life. Nefarious siblings Narek (Harry Treadaway) and Narissa (Peyton List) are also reunited, as seen in a couple of photos.
The minute-long clip, meanwhile, starts with Picard helping a butterfly out the window, commenting that the insect is lucky for being able to fly away while he’s locked up in a room waiting for a potential second mass extermination in two decades. Soji enters the room to see how Picard is doing, but tension arises between the two when she begins defending her decision to support her fellow synths’ plan.
“You choose if we live, you choose if we die, you choose. We have no choice,” Soji tells Picard. “You, organics, have never given us one.”
Picard replies: “To say you have no choice is a failure of imagination. Please don’t let the Romulans turn you into the monsters they fear.”
Whether or not Soji will change her mind, it looks like death in the episode is inevitable. While speaking on the official Picard podcast, executive producer Akiva Goldsman hinted that one or more of the cast will be killed off. “As hopefully is the case for all good beginnings, everything is in motion, all the critical players are on the board. And now we are going to see what we like to see, which is who wins, who loses, or in this case: who lives and who dies?” said Goldsman, who directed and co-wrote the story with Michael Chabon.
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 finale arrives on CBS All Access on Thursday. The series has already been renewed for Season 2.