Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Picard Season 1, Episode 8
On the conclusion of Star Trek: Picard episode 8, a starship follows Picard’s vessel, La Sirena, right into a transwarp conduit: it is the Romulan Snakehead piloted by Narek (Harry Treadaway). The CBS All-Entry collection starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard is closing in on its endgame by taking Soji (Isa Briones), the artificial daughter of the late Commander Information (Brent Spiner), again to her mysterious homeworld. However regardless of Soji discovering new associates whom she’s studying to belief, she will’t shake Narek, her deceitful ex.
A Tal Shiar agent and the youthful brother of Narissa (Peyton Checklist), Narek debuted on the finish of Star Trek: Picard‘s premiere episode when he particularly got here to the Romulan Borg Dice Artifact to satisfy Soji, who, at that time, believed she was a human scientist named Dr. Soji Asha. Like Narissa, Narek is a member of the Zhat Vash and desires to eradicate synthetic lifeforms, which conflicts together with his sexual attraction to Soji, whom he claims to like. Nonetheless, Narek’s mission was to make use of any means to study the place Soji’s homeworld is positioned. Utilizing a perverse mixture of intercourse, deception, and emotional manipulation, Narek gained Soji’s belief till he tried to homicide her with a Romulan weapon known as a Tan zhekran after he gleaned what Soji remembered about her residence planet. With assistance from Hugh (Jonathan Del Arco), Jean-Luc Picard and Soji escaped from the Artifact. This pressured Narek to pilot his private starship, the Snakehead, to chase La Sirena till they rendezvoused with Picard and Soji.
In Star Trek: Picard episode 7, “Nepenthe,” Narek tailed La Sirena all through the episode, and regardless of Captain Cristobal Rios (Santiago Cabrera) utilizing each trick he knew, they could not shake the Romulan spy. This was as a result of Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Tablet) was working for the Romulans and had ingested a Viridium isotope given to her by Commodore Oh (Tamlyn Tomita), the Head of Starfleet Safety who’s secretly the chief of the Zhat Vash. When the repentant Jurati realized she was the explanation Narek was capable of observe La Sirena, she poisoned herself to get rid of the Viridium from her bloodstream. It labored and La Sirena was capable of escape Narek’s detection.
After Picard and Soji beamed aboard La Sirena in Star Trek: Picard episode 8, “Damaged Mirrors,” the ragtag crew lastly shared their details about the huge Romulan conspiracy they have been up in opposition to, and the brand new plan was hatched to convey Soji again to her homeworld to warn them that the Romulans have been coming to destroy them. Soji positioned a Borg transwarp hub, which might let La Sirena shortly make the multi-lightyear journey. However they did not know Narek’s ship was cloaked on the hub’s entry level, ready for them. After decloaking, Narek piloted his Snakehead into the transwarp conduit and resumed his chase of Soji.
The Romulans have been firmly re-established as prime villains in Star Trek: Picard, however Narek is totally different from any whom Trekkers have seen earlier than: Narek is a Romulan for the #MeToo period. Not like the simple violence most well-liked by his older sister Narissa, Narek’s methodology is creepy and wicked in how he wormed his method into Soji’s affections and gaslighted her into trusting him. Narek’s abuse left Soji emotionally broken, and now she has belief points with others and herself on prime of getting to return to grips with the truth that she’s artificial and that every one of her reminiscences have been implanted applications. Since Narek succeeded in his job and located Soji’s homeworld, he may have joined the Romulan fleet for his or her closing assault, however as an alternative, he is nonetheless pursuing Soji. Hopefully, the sleazy Narek will get his simply desserts in Star Trek: Picard‘s closing two episodes.
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Star Trek: Picard streams Thursdays on CBS All-Entry and Fridays internationally on Amazon Prime Video.