How Star Trek: Picard Will End Teased By La Forge Actress

Fans believe that Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, who plays Sidney La Forge, has hinted that Star Trek: Picard will end with Vadic's return.

By Chris Snellgrove | Updated

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Fans that were disappointed by Discovery and Strange New Worlds have been pleasantly surprised by the third season of Star Trek: Picard. This season fully reunites our famous former captain with beloved characters like William Riker and Geordi La Forge. We also get a lot of screentime with two of Geordi’s daughters, and the actress who plays Sidney La Forge (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut) hinted at how Star Trek: Picard will end by telling ScreenRant “the fight isn’t over.”

In an age where Hollywood is constantly fighting back leaks and spoilers, it’s understandable that Chestnut would want to be cautious about what she reveals about how Star Trek: Picard will end. She even acknowledged that her own hint was “very vague” but was firm that this hint was all that she could give fans. And those fans have been speculating that she might be referring very specifically to Captain Vadic, the Changeling baddie portrayed to perfection by Amanda Plummer.

Vedic has served as the Big Bad for most of this season, going so far as to kidnap Jonathan Frakes’ William Riker and Marina Sirtis’ Deanna Troi and torture them for information. But in the most recent episode, not only were these two beloved characters rescued, but we saw Vadic thrown into the vacuum of space, where her body froze before being shattered against the hull of her own imposing warship. When it comes to the fight not being over, some fans think this means that Star Trek: Picard won’t end until Vadic somehow returns from what seems to be a very definitive death.

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Other fans think that this cryptic quote about how Star Trek: Picard will end may refer to the mysterious bad guy who is Vadic’s boss and the mastermind behind this ambitious plot to attack Starfleet. Fans have generally called this guy “The Face” since we only see him as a weird face that Vadic talks to, but if she really is dead, that makes him our last big villain. And because we have yet to see him in the flesh or even get a confirmation of whether or not he’s a Changeling, it’s hard not to speculate that he might be some villain from earlier in the franchise making an unexpected return.

For example, while it’s a long shot, fans of the show Enterprise are hoping that Star Trek: Picard will end with the revelation that The Face is actually the anonymous figure from the future that kept intervening in the Temporal Cold War. There was never any follow-up to who this character really was, though there were unrealized (and very confusing) plans to make this 28th-century figure somehow be Captain Archer himself. If The Face ends up being this mystery character from the future, it would tie The Next Generation to Enterprise better than that awful Enterprise finale, all while providing a great excuse to bring Scott Bakula back to Star Trek.

Ultimately, we won’t know how Star Trek: Picard will end until the credits roll on the final episode. That episode will hopefully answer other fan questions, including whether we’ll see the return of the Enterprise-D (likely thanks to Geordi) and whether this series will set up any future spinoffs (fingers crossed for a Titan show featuring Captain Shaw and Seven of Nine). And we may get an answer to the biggest question of all: whether this finale to this show can possibly measure up to “All Good Things,” the last episode of The Next Generation and one of the best finales in television history.  

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