It was somewhat odd to see a “Star Trek” character utilizing modern-day tasers, bone saws, and hypodermic needles within the flashback sequences, however the visible shorthand is ok; a needle or a noticed are scarier than a hypospray or a laser scalpel. Vadic killed her torturer and took her face. The brand new Changelings advanced as a result of this depraved Federation physician compelled them to in opposition to their will. The concept there might be fallout after a battle is a really “Star Trek” thought. Because of Lore’s psychological tinkering elsewhere on the ship, Vadic will escape and take over the ship.
General, nonetheless, “Dominion” is extra of a “talk and setup” episode than one full of significant info. Given this season’s expert pacing, an easy, event-heavy episode might be required each every now and then. That is advantageous, because it means “Picard” is contemplating all of its moments and spending extra time with its characters. It is also good that the motion by no means leaves the Titan, as starship life is a crucial a part of making “Star Trek” really feel like “Star Trek.”
There may be one enjoyable second of fan service — freed from Area Jesus vibes — proper on the head of “Dominion.” In an effort to get info on the kidnapped Capt. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Seven of 9 (Jeri Ryan) contacts her previous Voyager crewmate Tuvok (Tim Russ), who now seems to be a starship captain. Tuvok was final seen on an episode of “Star Trek: Decrease Decks,” and was nonetheless part of Starfleet Safety. Within the final 18 to twenty years, he appears to have swapped careers. However irrespective of, it was a delightful cameo for its brevity.