So, I’ll be honest: I cringed a bit when I saw there was an episode of Star Trek: Picard featuring a visit to Riker and Troi — and then it was one of the most humanizing and humbling treatments of Jean-Luc. Cheers to both Will and Deanna being able to call Picard on his shit, and cheers, too, to that conversation between Picard and Troi about “ache”, which maybe is the warmest and most empathetic — I wonder who taught him that… — we’ve ever seen him. (Bonus points for the unrelated scene back on the Artifact that made me think, “Isn’t that just like a nun? Brings a sword to a phaser fight.”)

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