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Star Trek: Brent Spiner Shares High Praise for Picard's Finale

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Season 1, Episode 10 of Star Trek: Picard, "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2," now streaming on CBS All Access.

The finale of Star Trek: Picard ended with a beloved Next Generation character passing on to the Great Beyond; however, it was not who fans thought it was. After sacrificing himself to stop a Romulan assault, Picard (Patrick Stewart) came face to face with Data (Brent Spiner), who asked to die so that he could truly experience the human life.

In an interview with TVGuide, Spiner spoke about the finale and how he felt it brought his character full circle.

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"I thought it was pretty great. It was an unbelievably beautifully written scene —Michael Chabon at his finest." Spiner said. "Both Patrick and I were both like, "This is fantastic," and we were both really moved by it. It was just wonderfully written, and I think the intent was to soften the blow of Nemesis and give Data a gentler exit than he had in that film."

He continued, "I think there's something really profound about what Michael [Chabon] wrote for Data to say about those things that are fleeting, that mortality is what makes us human, and those things that mean the most to us never last forever."

Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway. The first season is available on CBS All Access.


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