I just finished the series finale for Star Trek Picard, and overall, it was a good ending. Season 3 delivered on the promise of being The Next Generation's swan song. It loaded the show with nearly heaping levels of nostalgia. They didn't over do it, but it was a near thing sometimes, and much of the final episode was pure fanservice. And look, I wanted it too, and so for that want, I'm satisfied.
The was the Seven/Raffi relationship was sidelined this season, how little Troi got to do, how Beverly was so entirely focused on her son, meanwhile the emotional anguish of Picard, Riker, and Jack (three straight white men) was placed center stage just feels like a step back, and not in a fun nostalgic way. And then, AND THEN, at the end, with Jack being fast tracked through Starfleet to serve on the new Enterprise as special counselor to the captain? While there is a history of Crusher children getting special attention, the level of nepotism shown was so high they even pointed it out themselves in the show.
While we're talking about the Enterprise, seeing the D in all her glory, with the crew back on the bridge? Honestly, my eyes welled up with tears of joy. Having the Titan-A rechristened to Enterprise-G? I can kinda understand why they, in universe, made that choice. The shipyards were destroyed less than 15 years before, and then with Spacedock and all the other orbital defences destroyed, there probably weren't a whole lot of extra ships being made. (Ignoring the entire fleet of copy/paste ships from the end of season 1)
In spite of the name change, I do hope that we get to see the further adventures of Captain Seven and her crew.
And that mid-credits scene? While I was thrilled to see Q again, I had kinda hoped it would have been Jack's brother instead. I guess if they do continue things, we might get to see him again... as well as Elnor and Soji who I really missed this season.
But now it's onto Strange New Worlds in a couple months! Then more Prodigy and Lower Decks, and a Section 31 movie! It's an amazing time to be a Star Trek fan. LLAP.