‘Picard’ Burning Questions: That Ending Explained, and Everything You Need to Know to Catch Up

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains many spoilers for the first episode of CBS All Access’ new series, “Star Trek: Picard.” If you read further without having seen the show, resistance is futile.]It’s been a little over 17 years since we last saw Jean-Luc Picard in action, in “Nemesis-2002-movie-posters/”>Star Trek: Nemesis.” You would be forgiven for forgetting much of the plot of that lackluster film, which bombed at the Christmas box office in 2002 But it is practically required viewing for getting the most out of “Star Trek: Picard,” Patrick Stewart’s return to the captain’s chair.

The premiere episode of the new CBS All Access series links up almost seamlessly with the ending of “Nemesis,” as the lilting strains of “Blue Skies” come wafting through the cosmos.

That’s an easter egg, and a delightful one for fans (more on that later), but easter eggs aside, there are wholesale plot points in this first episode, titled “Remembrance,” that might fly over

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