The 7th Episode of “Nepenthe,” is all ready to make you feel nostalgic. It is just as an open book that Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis have been reprising their roles as Will Riker and Deanna Troi, however, now that we’ve sooner or later caught up with them, Happy to know that right. You can have tears of joy.
“Nepenthe” is replete with loving allusions to The Next Generation. It also has one very obscure connection to Voyager and a huge tease for a primary antagonist of Discovery. Here are a few things from “Nepenthe” we can’t stop wondering about.
1. Mind-meld of doom
In the episode, we saw the repetition of many traditional lines. When Oh goes in for the mind-meld, she makes use of the traditional lines: “My thoughts to your thoughts, my thoughts to your thoughts,” which originate inside the TOS episode, “Dagger of the Mind.”
Also, some of the scenes are similar. The images Jurati sees in Oh’s mind are frightening and familiar. Nearly all of the people within the forward-flashes appear to be Romulans or Vulcans.
And yes how can we forget about, the vision which was similar to what Spock noticed in his mind-meld with the Red Angel in Discovery Season 2. Inside the year 2257 Spock saw a vision of a rogue A.I. known as Control, destroying all sentient life within some distant future.
They take Control into the future by which they supposedly avoided this from happening. But if there is any supposedly avoided this from happening? What if there is a big plot waiting for us.
But yeah nothing happened for just a coincidence right.
2. Picard’s synthetic heart
During the meeting of Picard and Soji with young Kestra Troi-Riker, she factors an arrow at Jean-Luc’s coronary heart. There is a hint which we can from here.
He tells her to aim for the head due to the fact: “My heart is solid duritanium.” This references the reality that Picard has a synthetic heart, as revealed in the TNG episode “Tapestry.”
3. Riker loves jazz and cooking
In the very first episode of the discharge, we see Riker being attentive to jazz track and cooking. Riker’s love of jazz track is going returned to the TNG episode, “11001001,” and his love of cooking pervades all of TNG.
The closing time fans noticed Jonathan Frakes onscreen as Riker became inside the 2005 finale of Enterprise, “These Are the Voyages…” In that episode, Riker participated in a holographic simulation that happened on the NX-01 Enterprise.
His position changed into the “chef” of that Enterprise, for numerous scenes.
4. Troi’s powers
Troi is an empath. She is a component of Betazoid and component human. When Picard first arrives at Will and Deanna’s, she realizes he is in emotional pain. She references this fact later while she mentions her homeworld is “Betazed.”
In the continuation of that, she later tells Picard that she can’t sense any emotions from Soji. This becomes proper of Data as well.
However, when Data changed into given faux feelings by way of his evil brother Lore in “Descent Part 1,” Troi may want to sense emotions from him. Who knows? In future episodes, we will find it out.
5. Thaddeus Troi-Riker
Deanna and Will had a son named Thad. We came to know bout it as a tragic thing. He died younger. In his antique room, there is a trophy that reads “Thaddeus Troi-Riker.” It seems that he became named after a distant ancestor of Will Riker.
In the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Death Wish,” there is one member of the Q Continuum who admitted to saving a Civil War soldier named Thaddeus Riker. This man preceded Will by several centuries.