Jean-Luc Picard and William Riker certainly get themselves into some situations. Or maybe we should say situations find them. Whatever the case, the duo has placed the USS Titan into quite the pickle in season three of Star Trek: Picard. While diverting from the Starfleet vessel to locate and help Dr. Beverly Crusher, Riker and Picard pulled the ship into battle with the Shrike and its mysterious leader Vadic. This exclusive clip from Star Trek: Picard‘s third episode, “Seventeen Seconds,” shows just how outmatched the Titan is.
So, Captain Shaw isn’t thrilled. It’s hard to blame him for being mad. Despite their near-legend status within Starfleet, Picard and Riker have a reputation. They’re not legends because they have chill, calm missions. Here, their actions put the Titan in the sights of the very well-armed Shrike. Poor Shaw has big “I’m not even supposed to be here today” energy.
The clip shows the Shrike dealing the Titan a damaging hit. It incapacitates Shaw and he transfers command of the vessel to Riker. Riker and Picard have to get the ship and its crew out of imminent danger. It makes our hearts melt to hear Picard tell Riker, “It might be time you call me Number One.”
Having our favorite characters from The Next Generation in season three of Star Trek: Picard has led to plenty of nostalgic moments like this. More are undoubtedly on the way. Seeing our old friends together again feels right. And so far, it’s making for one heck of an entertaining story.
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard arrive on Paramount+ on Thursdays. Episode three, “Seventeen Seconds,” premieres on March 2.