Well, lots of B plot filler to waste time....
The Borg Queen makes a useless army of Stormtroopers. How do we know they are Stormtroopers...well, easy: they can't hit anything. Shoot off hundreds of rounds...hit nothing. Guess she somehow fixed the nano probes?
And...ok......Jariti locked out the command codes, er, somehow.......and put the code in the
Emergency Holographic Ninja? Er, what?
So sure the ship can make a holo image of anyone that comes on board. But who created and programed the EHJ? Did Jariti just make the Emergency Holographic Ninja in her spare time?
And..er...how, when, where and why did the Emergency Holographic Ninja program download the mind of 'elf Romulan sword guy'? How does the program have his memories right up to death?
And...why...why...WASTE the time with the beyond dumb scene where messed up Raffi does the little cry to the EHJ of "I know your not really him, but...I'm sorry" just to make HER messed up emotions feel better? It's like a super dumb C plot....but the season is almost over so they have to get rid of it. And good thing the EHJ has a perfect copy of elf Romulans brain so he can say 'oh he forgives you" or whatever.
Then we have to waste time with Picard playing hide and seek......sigh.
And waste even more time with Picards dumb vision memories......
And then Picard finds a 70+ year old WW2 loaded gun and shoots back at the bad guys! And the bad guys jump away in fear! What excitement!
So when Stormtrooper Goon #6 gets distengerated...er...how/why does he drop the skeleton key? Would it not just be gone with him?
Then borg queen impales Seven with her tentacle...but Raffi just gets the "light gentle toss away".....
Then the borg queen has a change of heart...and saves Seven...by making her a Borg Lite? Er...kinda ruins the character to take such a big step back.
Then everyone is just like "oh, ok, goodbye Jerati" and UTTERLY don't care as she just goes away. They don't know about the whole new Borg of Helping. But they just accept that Jerati wants to be half borg in the past forever?
And...um...er....um...so the new Helpful Borg Queen is now going to the Delta quadrant to merge with the Baby Borg there and then...um..er....save people? Does this not ALTER all of Star Trek history JUST as bad as anything else?
And everyone just lets lets Helpful Borg Queen zoom off with the ship? Um....so how were they planning to get back to their home time after they save the day? Does Lars have a Quantum Leap Time Tunnel that she has not mentioned yet?
And.....for the worst part of the episode....yup, young idiot boy Picard is an accessory to murder. THIS alone would make it impossible for Picard to ever be in Starfleet. And it's SO BEYOND DUMB that the writers think that this was somehow HIDDEN for like 70 years. Picard's mom committed suicide would be RIGHT at the top of Picards personal file.....or do the writers think it just says "oh mom Picard just VANISHED one day, no story here''. And guess Picard just "forgot" he had a mom for 70 years? Like people would say "Picard where is your mom?" and Picard would say "who?"...
The whole "Picard likes to help people because he feels guilty about being an accessory to murder" is just grade a moonbat psychobabble. The whole "you were a dumb little boy that did not understand what was going on" is SUCH a cheat. If Picard was old enough to understand words, he could have understood "your mom is sick, don't let her out of the dungeon". (But..um..er..WHY did dad Baltar Picard just LEAVE after he locked mom up? He left a crazy SUICIDAL woman...and a dumb emotional bratty disloyal kid....ALONE for like hours/maybe a whole day? And WHY, WHY would you LEAVE dumb boy Picard with a KEY? Or maybe how about locking mom up in a better place that has NO SKELETON KEYS LAYING ALL AROUND THE HOUSE to open. Is there some reason Dad Baltar Picard did not just call 911? The 24th century still has trained medical personel that can show up pretty quick if you call and say "my wife is crazy and is a danger to herself and others". )
The dumb emotional bratty disloyal could never have been the Picard of the Next Generation. See if you asked young Picard the simple question: would you follow orders OR would your over emotional helping people obsession bratty disloyal mental illness just make you do whatever you "felt" like doing on a whim? And Picard answered "I'd help people" and cry.......well, see THAT mess of a person does NOT get to be in command or ever be a captain.
The whole Picard is obsessed with Helping People is just a dumb re-write to the character to explain why in season one....For No Reason......Picard becomes an emotioanl mess of "we must save the Romulans, waaaaaa!"
But.....hope that is all over now.....back to the A plot. And go AMAZING timing that the Borg B plot did not take like 24 hours as then the space mission would have left or blown up or whatever. Just good luck Picard did not go into another dumb memory coma and wake up in a week and be told "oh Renne was killed days ago while you were laying around in your memory coma".