Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Episode 4 – “No Winning Situations”Interstellar Travel: PicardJack Crusher (Ed Speelers) hinted that his name was an insult to his father in Season 3 Episode 4 “No Win Scenario”, but Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) was not named by Beverly Crusher (Gates Offend McFadden) chose to name Jack after her first husband. Interstellar Travel: Picard The first four episodes of season 3 have brought viewers a number of blockbusters, including a change from Star Trek: Deep Space NineOne of the biggest twists so far, however, is that Jake, Beverly Crusher’s newly revealed son, is also Picard’s son, whom Beverly has kept a secret for over 20 years.
Revealing Jack’s Origins and Consequences Interstellar Travel: Picard Season 3 is one of the main focuses of the first four episodes. Jack’s presence also raises a lot of unanswered questions, some larger questions about his role in the fight against changers, and some smaller questions about his life. him before he met Picard. Fortunately, one of the questions, specifically about Jack’s name and its meaning, was in Interstellar Travel: Picard Episode 4.
Even Jack Crusher thinks his name is an insult to Picard
Season 3 Episode 4 Interstellar Travel: Picard There’s a scene in which Picard and Jack awkwardly try to bond together in the game 10 Advance on the Holographic Deck. During this discussion, Jack said he always wondered why his mother chose to name him after her first husband, Lt. Killed on a mission while serving on the USS Stargazer. The tone of Jack’s question made it clear that he considered his name an insult to Picard.
Jack knows how Picard and Beverly Crusher broke up unfriendly, and probably thinks that Beverly’s choice to honor her ex-husband by the name Jack was a slap in the face to Picard, since Jack Crusher Sr. name. Given the choice, Picard might prefer a name to honor a deceased family member, such as his brother Robert (Jeremy Kemp) or grandson René (David Tristan Birkin).
Why Picard named his son after Jack Crusher
However, Jean-Luc Picard revealed to Jack in the same conversation that he would give Jack the same name. This is because Picard and Jack Crusher Sr. were best friends from the first time they met at Starfleet Academy until Jack’s death. Judging from the previous plot Star Trek: The Next Generationand how Picard talked about Jack Interstellar Travel: Picard In season 3, episode 4, Picard clearly still considers the late Jack Crusher as a very important person in his life. With their friendship, it means Picard won’t be upset that his son is named after Jack. If Picard and Beverly Crusher got together to choose a name for their son, naming him after Jack would be a great way to pay tribute to someone who means a lot to both of them.
Interstellar Travel: Picard Season 3, episode 4 effectively addressed any insults related to Jack Crusher’s name, while providing more details and plot for Jean-Luc Picard. However, there are still many unanswered questions about Jack, such as what the changers want him to do, and why Jack has cryptic hallucinations that seem to cause him pain. These and many more questions promise to be answered Interstellar Travel: Picard Part 3 continues.
Star Trek: Picard Season 3 airs every Thursday on Paramount+.