Get Ready To Party In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Episode 206 With Preview Photos And Trailer From “Two Of One”

Star Trek: Picard moves into the second half of season two this week and we have details, new photos, a trailer, and a clip to get you started.

“Two of One”

The sixth episode of Picard’s new season is titled “Two of One,” which has a bit of a Borg ring to it and likely refers to the cliffhanger from last week with the Borg Queen and Agnes. And based on the photos, it looks like the gala event introduced at the end of last week’s episode will be a big focus this week. Like episode 205, “Two of One” is directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes. (Check out our exclusive interview with Frakes about directing for Picard season two.) It debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, April 7.

Synopsis:

With the help of Tallinn, Picard and the crew infiltrate a gala on the eve of a joint space mission, to protect one of the astronauts they believe to be integral to the restoration of the timeline – Renee Picard. Kore makes a startling discovery about her father’s work.

New Photos:

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Santiago Cabrera as Rios

Orla Brady as Tallinn and Santiago Cabrera as Rios

Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard

Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard and Patrick Stewart as Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Allison Pill as Jurati

Allison Pill as Jurati

Penelope Mitchell as Renee Picard

Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine and Michelle Hurd as Raffi

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Orla Brady as Tallinn

Allison Pill as Jurati

Patrick Stewart as Picard and Orla Brady as Tallinn

Trailer:

A trailer was released on startrek.com.

Clip:

A clip was shown at the end of The Ready Room (starting at 23:20).

All photos by Trae Patton/Paramount+ 

New episodes of Star Trek: Picard premiere on Thursdays on Paramount+ in the U.S. and on Fridays where Paramount+ is available around the world. In Canada, it airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel on streams on Crave on Thursdays. Picard is also available on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video around the world.


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Very much looking forward to this Thursday.

I’m LOVING this season, but I do have a bad feeling about this episode.

What’s your bad feeling Michael?

Agreed. I’m not sure we need another “everyone goes undercover and takes on silly a persona” style episode after last season.

As long as Stewart doesn’t do his French accent again, it’ll be alright…

LOL

Right. Stardust City rag. It was so awful I’d forgotten it existed.

I don’t remember “Stardust City Rag” — I’ve blocked out most of season 1 — but this looks to me like the holodeck scene in “First Contact.”

Maybe they could have brought in Alfre Woodard to play Lily’s mother or grandmother.

It’s memorable alright; it began the most notorious eye gouging in modern Trek.

That was the episode that really started the downturn for the rest off the season for me. The irony at the time I thought that was going to be an amazing episode based on the trailer.

Same. I thought it is was going to be amazing too because it was by my boy “Two takes Frakes”. Oh dear. We all know how it turned out that it doesn’t need being repeated here.

I’ve enjoyed Picard season 2 more than you… but to be honest it doesn’t come close to the quality of 12 monkeys. It’s a little disappointing.

Even though I’m not currently loving season 2, it is still a much stronger season than season 1 by far. I don’t want that to be confused at all. This at least feels more like Star Trek. And they still have five more episodes to go, so it can improve.

But yes you’re also right, I think because of 12 Monkeys, I was expecting something both a little more layered and twisty. Watch the first five episodes of that show again and it gets pretty crazy fast. I guess because Picard is more of a ‘character study’ it’s not about throwing crazy twists at you every episode. But it should still be more happening than this IMO. I think the story and premise is interesting, it’s the execution that is the problem once again. But there is still time though (no pun intended ;)).

But who is playing Bezos?

Enough with the TNG pseudo exploration, they need Elon Musk with starship. Real rockets beyond low Earth orbit, real exploration.
I guess it is just a nonsensical smoozy party though, nothing sells the space program like the rich dressing up, so seems like Beso’s scene

They must have considered a “real life” appearance by Shatner in a walk through.

Notice the NOMAD easter egg in the background on the first picture? :D

I’m guessing that if they ever decide to have somebody play Jackson Roykirk, it should be Matt Damon … (n-o-m-a-d backwards … it’s only really funny if you imagine Shatner spelling it out slowly and with percussive melodramatic enunciation.)

Jackson Roykirk was “played” by director Marc Daniels in a still image on one of those three-screened monitors in the episode. I’m guessing he’s no longer available.

Death will do that to a man, yes.

Deepest of the deepfakes. Wonder who they got to play him in that Lucy/Desi movie? Pretty sure he directed most if not all I LOVE LUCY eps.

Waiting for the Voyager VI easter egg… 😁

If they actually colored a VOYAGER VI easter egg, it would have to come out of the coloring dip smudged and not fully any single hue, so you could only say it was ‘blu-‘ or or-ge’

That logo/letterhead style they have for ‘Apollo’ sure looks … off. It’s like they leveraged off something of the latter NEST-looking NASA logo that sucked so bad. I guess it isn’t as bad as how NO TIME TO DIE pirated THE LOVE BOAT’s logo, but it sure ain’t good.

Rios has his cigar again in picture 6. I assume smoking is not allowed so is he just carrying it with no intention of lighting it?

That Strange New Reboot trailer is a tough act to follow, especially when your show is in its mid-season wheel-spinning phase. That this is basically a second draft of “Stardust City Rag” is also not very promising.

Agreed. This season started off so promising and now it’s just lagging. I’m still interested in the story but I just wish it would pick up the pace. I feel like they are telling a story in ten episodes that TNG could have told in two or DS9 could have told in three. Also are we ever going get back into the stars? The show does still have Star Trek in the title doesn’t it.

100%. This is what happens when you stretch plot out over 10 episodes, as opposed to handling it one. I remember watching the Homeland producers talk about a season where they set up three arcs over the course of a season. That would be a brilliant idea to do with these Trek series.

There’s a long-forgotten series from 20 years ago called BOOMTOWN that these folks would benefit from rewatching. Main creative force is same guy who did FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, Graham Yost, and the first year of the show was all done RASHOMON/PULP FICTION style, with the narrative jumping back and forth in time to show perspectives of individual characters. Was often brilliant, superbly cast (FC’s Neal McDonough has a career-high role as the ass’t DA) nearly always emotionally draining/satisfying and damned good tv, amazing for network (NBC then de-balled the show for a partial 2nd season that did away with innovation and brought about its death.)

There are mini-arcs, most in the last half of the first season, and on this current rewatch, my wife and I are marvelling at how well the threads are woven into the episodes. Compared to, say, the mutinous spy arc on voy s2, these shows are utter masterworks. Even the most cliched (at first glance) of characters turns out to be among the most interesting, because of both goofy interests and a deeply-buried committment to doing the right thing.

Yeah, this makes me think Yost is the guy who could have brought TREK into the 21 century (shoot, he’s the guy Tom Hanks hired to write a MAJOR MATT MASON movie years back … though their story didn’t sound like anything special — basically just a riff on Arthur C. Clarke’s A FALL OF MOONDUST — I bet he brought some compelling spin to it.)

And to bring it back to what you wrote about HOMELAND, I found that BOSCH got much better when, instead of laboriously including every beat from the source novels to pad it out to a full season per story, they started covering two novels per season, interweaving the plotlines, which when done right, cause one line to enhance the other.

…if any of these Secret Hideout shows even came a little close to how excellent Homeland was, this old Nerd would jump for joy. Talk about tightly written stories and brilliant pacing, great show. Imo.

I would have spent another episode with the Confederation. Dark, but so much to explore, all while searching for clues as to what went wrong.

Another episode in the Confederation yes and or one more episode in Prime. Here’s another idea for this series especially, release the whole season at once. This show is hyper serialized and shows like this are best binged watched.

Did the writers really name Orla Brady’s character after the capital city of Estonia or was that just a coincidence?

They could have gone with “Riga” (the capital of Latvia), but that name was already taken by a Star Trek character.

Who? You mean “Riva”?

Tom Paris would like a word…

We will always have Tom Paris.

Did the writers really name Spock after a famous child psychologist or was that a coincidence?

I am not even American so I don’t get that reference.

I’m crossing my fingers this episode will be great but I haven’t really loved any of them since they been in 2024. It’s gone back to season one and a lot of wheel spinning. To be fair, we did learn a lot last episode for sure but that’s it, just told a lot of things, very little of substance actually happened other than rescuing Rios.

I want to love both Picard and Discovery, but I’m really feeling the serialization format is not working out for these shows in a more satisfying way. I think that’s why people are drawn to LDS because it’s gone back to the classic Trek format being pretty episodic. I think will also bode well for SNW.

It’s not the serialization that’s the problem. It’s the crap ameatur writing. Watch The Expanse and see what good serialized science fiction writing looks like. This entire endeavor has been embarrassing. CBS gives Alex Kurtzman money because they don’t know any better.

I have to agree with you 100% about The Expanse. I just finished all of it and thought it was brilliant. You’re right, the writers (to me) write themselves into a corner all the time in these new live-action Trek shows. It’s a shame.

It’s like they vomitted a bunch of semi developed ideas, through them into a pot, and started filming. They don’t care about the source material. I’m not even convinced they’ve watched TNG. It’s demoralizing to see this happening to the franchise.

I saw the first three seasons of Expanse but never continued it. I keep saying I will finish it but it’s always something else. Now that the show is done I think I will just go ahead and watch the rest soon.

And I didn’t mean because this show was serialized that made it bad, yeah I agree, because they can’t seem to write a satisfying one is what I’m saying.

its a costume episode on Picard!! which means it will be tonally all over the place and include extreme torture scenes!

I think the Agnes/Queenie hijinx will make this a good time, but I do find these heist episodes often feel like they were more fun for the creatives to write than they are for the audience to watch. But here’s hoping.

One of the key things I hope they deal with on this series since they brought it in…. the whole supervisor thing. It was this big mysterious thing in TOS that was supposed to be a segue into a spin off show that never happened. But these watchers (supervisors) are arguably more interesting than most of whatever else is going on in this series. Second.. what the hell is this watcher doing looking like Laris? How does that tie in with Laris? Is Laris the same watcher in the future? What is the planet of watchers and their purview over our history? I won’t be surprised if they drop it entirely.

While I have been enjoying this season quite a bit, I’m hoping the story will pick up soon, as we’ve been in setup mode for a couple of episodes now. This isn’t to say the story has been spinning it wheels, as a lot has been going on, just that everything that has happened so far has felt like moving all the pieces into their correct place. For example, we know what Q is attempting to accomplish (preventing Renae Picard from being not he Europa mission), but we don’t know why he is doing what he is doing. We know that Adam Soong plays some role in the future dystopia and it’s related to his “cure” for his daughter, but we have no idea what role he will play. We know that Oral Brady is playing the role of a supervisor, but we have no idea why she looks exactly like Laris (though I’ll give the show a bit of a break on that one since we just met her). The most frustrating aspect for me is that since episode 2, there’s been virtually no interaction b/w Q and Picard. I imagine this is by design, but I just love their interactions. In addition, the entire Raffi, Seven and Rios storyline feels like an unnecessary diversion.

With that being said, we’ve had some really interesting plot movement and character development surrounding Jurati and the Borg Queen, and it definitely feels like all the pieces are now in place so the plot can really start to move forward. I guess we’ll find out more in a couple of days!

Oh no, I’m on record here for rightly saying how good Picard Season 2 has been so far compared to Season 1, but leaving THE BORG QUEEN – ASSIMILATIOR OF WORLDS by herself on the ship while Agnes takes a nap in the Picard mansion – sheer negligence! And the police officer investigating the cloaked ship by walking inside of it instead of saying “what the heck!” and calling in immediate back-up – what a naive and dumb officer! And then the borg queen somehow coaxes Agnes to get close enough for Agness to get jabbed in the neck by the queen – how dumb is Agnes??
I’m still enjoying season 2 somewhat, but watching all of these characters making stupid and unlikely decisions as a way of making the plot move forward is taxing my patience…..

The way I think of it when watching anything Secret Hideout -Trek, not to be overly harsh, is just to expect less. That way when the disappointment comes, which it inevitably does, it deflects the blow a bit. I mean, I really think they made that ridiculous move with the police officer just so they could include two bits of humor – when they dragged him out of the ship, setting up Picard’s “I’m sure he’s not dead” line, and Jurati’s “his spleen is over there in a box.” Admittedly, both scenes gave me a chuckle, but the cop never should have been on the ship by himself to begin with. Thin writing, imo. I like this season too, and am hoping it shapes up a bit as well. But it’s for these reasons a show like Picard just isn’t on my ‘must-see’ TV list – waiting a few days, even a week after it airs is just fine.

So … Picard and Crew travel back in time, to prevent the villain form launching a spefic rocket on a specific time, because all of the future of humanity depends on it. And one of the villains is a Borg Queen.

Hmm … where have I seen this plot before. Can’t seem to figure it out …

Anyways … happy First Contact Day Everyone!

I see Kore will be back 🥰 I just hope they don’t gouge her eye out 😱.