Season 1, Episode 10: ‘Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2’
It turns out that a show called “Star Trek: Picard” ends up actually being about Data.
Throughout the first season of the show, it is Data who has hung over much of the story. It is Data who fundamentally pushes Picard to realize his emptiness on the vineyard with an incomplete painting. It is Data who pushes Picard to find justice for his twin daughters, Dahj and Soji. And speaking of justice, it is Data’s impenetrable and idealistic sense of right, wrong and — paradoxically — humanity, that brings the season to a close.
There is no point in discussing the season finale, “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2,” without first…