Picard: Season Three Borg Queen FAQ, Ending Explained

Picard Season 3 Finale, Ending Explained, Questions Answered

If you just saw the season finale of Picard, Season Three, Episode 10, the final episode, then you'll have some questions, and want the ending explained. 

Where did the borg queen come from, and how was this borg queen different than the Jurati borg queen?

The borg queen that appears in Picard Season 3, episode 10, is the one that appears In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II. This Borg Queen attempted to assimilate Captain Jean-Luc Picard after he had been captured by the Borg and turned into Locutus of Borg. However, Picard was ultimately rescued and the Borg Queen was destroyed in the film "Star Trek: First Contact." What happened to the borg queen? The Borg Queen has been destroyed and replaced multiple times throughout the Star Trek franchise, but her ultimate fate can depend on the specific timeline or universe in which she appears. 

What originally happened to the borg queen that appears in Picard Season 3, and how did she come back?

In the movie "Star Trek: First Contact," the Borg Queen was destroyed when the Enterprise crew launched her out of an airlock into space. In "Star Trek: Voyager," a different Borg Queen was encountered and destroyed in multiple episodes. In the series finale of "Star Trek: Voyager," it was implied that the Borg Queen was permanently destroyed when the entire Collective was rendered unconscious. Overall, the Borg Queen's fate is often left open to interpretation, as the Borg's ability to assimilate technology and beings means that new versions of the Queen could potentially be created in the future.

How was the borg queen keeping herself alive in Picard season 3?

After she had been seemingly killed by Locutus of Borg by plasma, the borg queen had kept herself alive by feeding off of her drones.  

What happened at the ending of Picard, season finale?

The borg queen is defeated when Picard assimilates himself, and talks Jack into waking up out of the trance he's in and decide to join him in leaving the borg. The crew beams Picard and his son Jack up, along with Word and Riker, and the borg queen is left alone and destroyed in the fire caused by the explosion from when the beacon was taken out inside the borg cube. 

Earth is saved because without the beacon and Jack commanding all of the borg converts to attack earth, and the borg queen killed everyone who was assimilated has returned to normal. Dr. Crusher figures out how to remove the borg code, originally from Picard, that was planted by the transporters into every young person who used them. The last scene appears to be the old crew playing poker: Picard, Dr. Crusher, Worf, Riker, Troi, Data -- but Guinan is notably missing. 

Does Q come back?

But after the credits play, Q appears to Jack who now serves in Starfleet under Seven of Nine who is now a captain, which could be foreshadowing showing that a whole new Star Trek season could happen with Jack, and Q.  

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