Preview ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Finale With New Photos And Trailer From “Farewell”

The season two finale of Star Trek: Picard arrives this week and we have details, new photos, and a trailer to get you started.

“Farewell”

The season finale is titled “Farewell.” Episode 210 was written by Christopher Monfette & Akiva Goldsman and directed by Michael Weaver. It debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, May 5, the same day as the series premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Synopsis:

In the season two finale, with just hours until the Europa Launch, Picard and the crew find themselves in a race against time to save the future.

New Photos:

Pictured: Orla Brady as Tallinn of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Nicole Wilder/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Brent Spiner as Soong of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Nicole Wilder/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Brent Spiner as Soong of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Nicole Wilder/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Jeri Ryan as Seven and Michelle Hurd as Raffi of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Santiago Cabrera as Rios of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Penelope Mitchell as Renée Picard and Patrick Stewart as Picard of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Penelope Mitchell as Renée Picard of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Jeri Ryan as Seven, Michelle Hurd as Raffi, Patrick Stewart as Picard, and Santiago Cabrera as Rios of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Jeri Ryan as Seven, Michelle Hurd as Raffi, Patrick Stewart as Picard, and Santiago Cabrera as Rios of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Jeri Ryan as Seven and Michelle Hurd as Raffi of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Steve Gutierrez as Ricardo, Santiago Cabrera as Rios, Sol Rodriguez as Dr. Teresa Ramirez, Michelle Hurd as Raffi, and Jeri Ryan as Seven of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Santiago Cabrera as Rios of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Michelle Hurd as Raffi and Jeri Ryan as Seven of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Patrick Stewart as Picard of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured: Patrick Stewart as Picard of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Trailer:

A trailer was released on social media and startrek.com.

Season 2 soundtrack released

Lakeshore Records has released the season two soundtrack digitally.

You can listen to one of the tracks below.

All photos by Trae Patton and Nicole Wilder/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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Always said it was time to take TNG to the train station.
Surprised they are releasing it same day as SNW premiere??

Your head must have exploded when they announced the TNG cast for season 3 ;)

I’m cool. One of two things will happen. It will be a Borg farming the Federation for tech after robo-Picard requiring the entire TNG team to save the day (even though Picard himself ditched them) which will rock or it will be a nonsensical snoozefest of Time Trek: The Technobabble Generation. If the latter it will reinforce how, apart from two hours of BOBW, time spent on that soap opera hotel of a ship was best left on Veredian III that future writers will rediscover exploration, danger and adventure on the final frontier.

I must admit I was worried about you around that time.

Well, thank you for your concern!!! That is very nice of you!
To be honest, I get the nostalgia. I mean I watched TNG when it was the only Trek in town and there were only like 7 channels. They could have renamed Young and the Restless Star Trek: Young and the Restless and set it on a USS Enterprise and I would have watched at the time. The power of nostalgia. It was only after VOY aired that i realized I was waiting for a rekindling of exploration and high adventure in the final frontier that was never going to happen because it was counter to the essence that was TNG… I honestly think visionary 90 Roddenbery wrote TNG to erase TOS as an action-adventure “Wagon Train to the Stars” and being upset with the popularity of Harve Benettt/ Nick Meyer Trek.

With that kind of attitude, it’s no wonder you never made Captain.

Ha ha I always thought it was because the Captain was stuck in some static chair looking at the viewer unable to turn to interact with crew and displays while I was standing up for no reason all day long.

Hey look!

Renee Picard is back! The character the entire story and future hangs on but yet been completely absent for four episodes straight! Show’s just how integral she really is to the story, huh?

This season has been so bad and lazily written I’m just happy it’s fiiiinnnnaally over soon! 🙄

These shows need both better writers and direction.

Hopefully SNW will be much better. Esp because of its episodic nature

I know. NuTrek is very clumsy at handling storyarcs… They are seriously uneven. Maybe it’s a sign Trek needs to return to the episodic format ASAP…

I really hope so but a lot of people are blaming Akiva Goldsman for Picard being so bad since he mostly ran season 2 and he’s also running SNW. But yeah, we’ll see. And maybe individual stories are more his speed. These people definitely can’t seem to do a solid serial story if Picard and Discovery are anything to go on.

ENT was the series they should have nailed the idea of enclosed episodes but within a superarc… and unfortunately the super arc was a nonsensical time loop no one liked. Lesson learned for Picard?
Statistically speaking you’d think one of these times they should accidentally not have a nonsensical time loop

I liked the Xindi arc just fine. It made enough sense, it was exciting, teased along and paused more appropriately than not, and apart from some generic characters and alien traits, it was fairly well-fleshed out. It’s no DS9, but as templates for an arc go, it’s better than how NuTrek does theirs.

I think the poster was talking about the Time War, and not the Xindi arc, but I can’t speak for them.

I think it’s safe to say that The Time War was pretty much universally disliked. The Xindi arc may not be universally liked, but I think more people like it than not. I personally like it. It deals with some messy time travel, but not heavily episode-to-episode. The sphere aliens are using probabilities/quantum theory to steer the events the way they wanted to, which was a good use of time travel over the omniscient Future Guy.

The season 1 finale should have been the Xindi attack. It would have allowed for a season to get to know the crew, and then have an external threat to Earth to drive season 2.

Enterprise’s Season 4’s mini-arc model is something I really like and I believe should have been the template for all of Secret Hideout’s Trek. They could probably tell some decent stories in 2-4 episodes instead of stretched over an entire season. Or at the very worst, even if one story was a complete dud, they’d have the chance to salvage the season with 2 better (or great) stories.

Yes, sorry, I meant the Time War. The Xindi Arc was great in my opinion but too little too late. Trying to fix the barn doors after the horses came home.
And yes, I loved Season 4. It was a hint of what could have been if done right from the start.

Sorry, sorry, as Theoden_of_ODU correctly identified I meant the Time War NOT the Xindi Arc. The Xindi Arc I actually thought was great but too little too late. Trying to fix the barn doors after the horses came home.

Um. The entire story is not completely about the character. It is also about the mission. A character can still be relevant to the story even when not seen, but referenced. Which she and her Europa mission have been.

Plots are about missions. Stories are about characters.

Not necessarily. Saving Private Ryan was about Private Ryan… whom you did not see until the end of the movie. The story and the plot were about him.

The story was, mostly, about the soldiers sent to find Ryan and what sacrifice means to them. Up until the point we meet Ryan, he’s simply a MacGuffin, a mission, a plot. Then the sacrifice theme carries over to him and his comrades defending the bridge. A new plot takes over.

But you’ll notice once we do meet Ryan the plot slows down a bit to get to know him as a character — the story he tells about him and his brothers for example.

Has Renee Picard had anything like that? She might in the finale. We’ll see.

Yep this is exactly my point!

Renee Picard is the Zefram Cochrane of this story! The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance if she goes on the mission or not. But then they add ANOTHER layer on top of that in the usual breed of writing NuTrek does and make her a direct ancestor of our main character.

Why?! Um, well this may sound crazy to some (and certainly the writers of Picard) but I thought they were going to give us more insight into Picard and his family history by building a relationship between the two. That she may even learn who he really is and understand why it’s important for her to go on the mission. I thought that was the direction they were going in.

Because otherwise why make her related to Picard then???? What was the point of it?? This isn’t Tapestry, Picard or his family history alone doesn’t change, the entire history of Earth does. So why is she even related to the guy? She could’ve literally just been anyone then, right? But they did that for the same reasons they do all this weird and very unnecessary connections; not for any real character insight but just a lazy way to give a character more importance or somehow make the stakes feel higher in the story. And it doesn’t really do either. It just feels cheap when all you done is given them the same last name and nothing beyond that.

She’s just a plot device in the story, not a real character and you didn’t need to make her related to Picard if that’s all you were going to do with her.

I’m just so frustrated with this season. They squandered it so badly. Instead of wasting an episode of Picard spending time in an FBI basement trying to convince a guy (another character and actor they wasted) he’s not an alien they should’ve been building on the story that actually mattered. That episode should’ve focused back on Renee instead since she is the entire reason they are even in 2024. Give us both more stakes and development with her! She’s in two episodes where she has a dozen lines and then dropped until the finale. It’s also funny how she became completely forgotten once Soong missed hitting her with his car.

This season truly sucks!

Yeah, this season turned out to be pretty lack luster. It started off so strong and that kept me holding on with hope that this was going to be a really special session. I almost feel duped. Like as if they knew a lot of fans would not be into this earth focused, 8 episode, Quantum Leap reboot so they gave us two Star Trek episodes in the beginning to trick us into thinking this was going to be something other than what we got this session. Out of fairness they should have pulled a Netflix move and released the whole season all at once because some of these episodes have no clear beginning, middle or end to them. Keeping us holding on week after week for what we got in the end leaves one feeling a bit bamboozled. Don’t get me wrong, there were elements of this season that I enjoyed a lot but the pacing was so slow that I can barely remember them at this point and it’s not worth re-watching so… Who knows, maybe this last coming episode will be the best episode of Star Trek ever made. It would almost have to be to make most of session two worth the time, not to mention money fans spent. 

There were definitely elements I enjoyed too. I don’t want to give the impression I hated everything. Like most, I thought the first two episodes were great. It really felt like TNG again in so many ways. It look like they were setting up for a great adventure and then it all just fell apart, FAST, when they reached 2024 and it’s just been a lot of characters running around doing little to nothing. It’s just SO badly written, I just can not believe professional writers wrote this? It’s incredibly DUMB on so many levels. They squandered what could’ve been an amazing story and the characters minus Picard and Dr. Jurati have been totally wasted because they were given nothing to do other than to run around or work on their love lives apparently.

The promo of the finale does nothing for me. I hope they wrap it up well but I’m really ready to move on to season 3 and that’s really because the TNG cast is back. If it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would care about any of it at this point. Picard as a show is awful. I hate saying that as a long time and loyal fan. In fact I never hated any of the shows, just never liked some of them. But yes maybe the finale will be great, so fingers crossed. But my expectations can’t be any lower at this point.

Sadly, I agree.

Agree with everything you’ve written, sadly. I can’t help thinking the powers that be realised it was a mess a few episodes in, and we got the TNG cast reveal to keep many of us hanging on in there for the potential promise of a better season to end it on.

100%. I literally would be indifferent about the next season if not for that announcement, as much as I love Picard (the character) and Sir. Patrick.

Loved the Jeff Russo track “Second Chances” which incorporated Goldsmith’s “First Contact” theme.

Is this track from the finale as I’m sure I would have noticed it earlier in the season?

Pretty sure tracks 26-27 are from the finale.
Definitely those haven’t been used in the first 9 episodes

Thanks Levi

This has been my favorite season of Star Trek since DS9 by far, and I’m antsy for SNW. I feel bad for the folks this season isn’t gelling with… I’m a very happy Trekkie nowadays. I wish you guys saw what I saw this season. So far its been really compelling and special.

Interesting. It’s been an up and down season for me but I’m glad you found it compelling. At the very least they were ambitious enough to set 10 episodes on earth(it’s a first) so I’ll give them that.

Same. I thought it was bad personally but it’s just my opinion, it’s not a consensus. I’m certainly happy others really like it. I just wish I could feel the same but had too many issues with it.

Scott, end of the day we’re just random strangers giving our opinions on a TV show. All that matter is your individual taste and that you are invested in it and enjoying the show, any show. I didn’t hate everything and there are definitely some great moments here and there for me, but yeah I wish I felt like you did. I really really wanted to, believe me.

I’m hoping next season will be different for me with the TNG cast back but oddly I kind of dreading it too. I don’t want them wasted but I have to have faith of course!

so i’m guessing the Q story will not be resolved this season and carry over to season 3?

man this is such a bizarre show in terms of pacing, and juggling the stories over course of a season but also with each episode. i’ve said it before, but RDM’s BSG balanced this so masterly….having episodes that were self contained and a larger story at the same time, very character driven and with lots of action and on a basic cable budget and 22 episode season order, there were very few filler or fluff episodes on BSG…..this is just sloppy. i was excited for season 3, but am concerned….anyone really want to see Raffi doing Worf jokes all season long?

Matalas has said the seasons are self contained, so sounds like everything is going to wrap in the finale. And like last season, it sounds like its going to be too crowded for a proper wrap. :(

Raffi is always one of my favorite things about this show. But yes, I’m very disappointed with the Q element of season two. I still don’t know what the eff is going on with him. They pop him in and out, here and there. He doesn’t have a clear motivation most of the session which is deeply disappointing because I LOVE Q. Is he still a Q? Is he dying? Why couldn’t they have brought back some TNG writers to help out these clearly out of their depth STP writers?

That’s what is a big part that is disappointing, we are at the end of the season and we have no idea STILL why Q is even involved or what he’s even trying to do? Obviously we’ll find out in the final episode but I thought we were going to get a real story on Q himself. Instead he’s just randomly popping up manipulating other people which isn’t compelling at this point because they stretched out the mystery to a ridiculous level. We should’ve at least know why Q is doing what he’s doing to give the story some push. We now know he’s dying, how is ANY of that related to the story or his motivation in it? That should be a big part of the story and instead it’s treated like a small sub plot like pretty much every story is treated this season. Nothing seems really important when you’re just jumping from one vague story line to the next.

I love Q too and sadly this is most likely the last we’ll see of him. And frankly it’s probably a good thing because these writers just don’t have a clue what to do with him obviously.

This season had so many fascinating elements: Q, time travel, the Borg Queen, altered timelines, Guinan, Picard confronting his past, what could go wrong? Apparently a lot unfortunately. Very sloppy indeed. I would give anything for Ronald D. Moore to come back and work on shows like Discovery and Picard. He knows how to write serial stories; certainly more than the brain trust writing them now.

I really think these highly serialized shows shouldn’t be written episode by episode but rather be fully written start to finish every session and then re-written, edited and chopped up into episodes. They want to be like a novel but aren’t written as such, it would seem. Look at how good Game of Thrones was until it was no longer following the novels. It would seems to me writing a show like this should be much harder for most writers then episodic writing and require very skilled writers who only have this one whole story to focus on. This session of Picard would seem to prove that theory and could have been so much better (even though the actors gave it their all, and killed what they had to work with, kudos to them). Ok, I think I’ve vented enough frustration for now.

This makes it look like Rios might be staying in the past, which would not be a surprising turn of events.

Agreed, I have the feeling he will stay in 2024.

Bummer, then no “Star Trek: Stargazer.”

Well, a certain ex-Borg may take over as Captain…

Sucks to be the 1st officer left behind on the Stargazer if true

Was there even a clear first officer? I think they were on their way to pick them up from Vulcan when they got that Kobayashi Maru call from the Borg.

Wasn’t it established last episode that Seven tried to join Starfleet after Voyager’s return but was denied? It would be strange if they suddenly not only allowed her to join but actually made her Captain of a capital Starfleet ship right away.

I’m taking an educated guess. Next season’s premiere will be titled “Legacy”…Just a hunch… I know there is a TNG episode of that name but that’s no reason it cannot be. The trailer emphasizes on “I am not a man who needs a legacy”… But he will get one :-)

I’m going to guess that Tallin/Laris has to use her face changer thing to take Renee’s place so that she can be in two places at once.

Please don’t have Rios stay in the past. He barely knows the doctor. She was annoyed at him and now only seems to like him for his future tech. Even her “tell me a secret” thing fell flat (as if “I’m from the future and have a space ship” wasn’t a big enough secret already). Her trying to convince him to stay in the last episode came across as creepy, not romantic, especially after she and her son had just been put in a dangerous situation with the borg because of Rios.

I’m hoping Rios takes Dr Ramirez and her son to the future like Gillian in TVH.

That’s just as bad. They barely know each other. At least in STIV there was less running time to get to know each other but at least they had some chemistry. There is no reason for Teresa not to have taken her son and run for the hills.

In Trek IV the motivation was she was literally the researcher in care of George and Gracie, the two whales they happened to take to the future. It was a personal connection there to those whales, more so than her relationship with Kirk that prompted her to stay with them.

Thanks, I haven’t watched the movie in a while. That makes even more sense then.

I wonder what reasoning they will use for Teresa then.

Not only that, but non-canon, she was over Kirk in a 23th century minute.

Wasn’t that canon? She kinda blew him off in the council chamber near the end.

Maybe, in ST IV, when they asked her, “do you want to come to the future and look after the whale?”, she thought they meant Kirk.

Reneé looks different in the first image, It seems this is what Queen said about two, one leaving and one here to stay. Is one of them is from the future?

Remember when an episode of Star Trek would leave us thinking about a human dilema?
Instead letting us intrigued by the “last big plot twist”?

Episodes like (random thinking) Tuvix? The Offspring?

ST Picard seems more like “Lost” than “Star Trek”. I cannot believe the level of people and budget driving this show would end in such poor product.

Yesterday I prefered to watch “Upload” instead of “Picard”. Thats how bad the last episoded have been. And Im a long life ST Fan. Like all shows, series and captains.

Was I the only one thinking that when Borgati took the ship and flew off towards the Delta Quadrant, in 2024 remember, to “Make the Borg great again” that it would change the timeline that they’re trying to restore yet again instantly anyhow? Like imagine Borgati meeting up with the Borg collective at that time and getting assimilated and the new doctrine taking place; No worlds assimilated, no Locutus or battle of Wolf 359 (Hi Jennifer Sisko still alive), no first contact film, no Seven of Nine or Icheb in VOY. Pretty big change to the universe all in all.
I don’t know why that didn’t happen, but hopefully this episode will explain that pretty big plot hole.

Or, a tiny, undetected manufacturing flaw in the La Serina’s navigation system finally caused a catastrophic failure, causing it to plow into Saturn a fraction of a second after leaving earth.
Problem solved.

Since “One René has to die for one Renée to live” (or however it went), the Borgati collective (nice!) might not go all the way to the Delta Quadrant and alter history in that excessive of a way, but instead start a smaller, benevolent collective, hidden away on the sidelines, but big enough to transform La Sirena into the Borg ship that the Stargazer encounters in the temporal (!?) rift, and simply leave the 21st century to time jump right back to the 25th (as seen in the season 2 premiere), and ONLY THEN change all remaining Borg “for the better”… no?

That way, Jean-Luc’s nephew René Picard STILL has “to die”, for all of these events to unfold/have always unfolded the way that they did, and for Jean-Luc to eventually travel back in time and save Renée “to live,” and her mission to succeed. Does that make sense?

There are still plenty of chicken-or-the-egg causality issues to be ironed over, but I assume (or better, hope) that Matalas has a plan in place, employing Q and what’s happening to him (and possibly the entire Q Continuum), to tweak everything into a mostly satisfying time travel pretzel that doesn’t entirely fly in the face of logic.

ummm where did Guinan and the FBI guy go? did the writers forget about them like they forgot about the romulan love interest in season 1?

What happened to Guinean & FBI guy?