Easter Eggs You Missed In Star Trek: Picard Episode 4

The fourth episode of Star Trek: Picard, titled "Absolute Candor," finally sees the former captain take to the stars, building up his ragtag crew as he searches for answers about Data's twin daughters. From notable historical figures to nods to previous Star Trek episodes, here are the Easter eggs you missed.

Prior to the synthetic attack on Mars 14 years earlier, Picard was visiting an order of Romulan assassin nuns called the Qowat Milat on the planet Vashti . The Qowat Milat are also caring for a young boy named Elnor, a refugee Picard entrusted to the order until a more suitable home can be found for him. Despite Picard's notorious distaste for children, he has a soft spot for Elnor, and brings the boy a copy of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. Picard reads the book aloud to Elnor, and the two of them enthusiastically enact some of its more energetic fencing scenes before Picard receives the tragic news about Mars.

While The Three Musketeers is a popular tale that has been referenced numerous times in Star Trek history, the book plays a significant role in the Next Generation episode "Hollow Pursuits," in a which a crewmember of the Enterprise creates a holodeck program in which Picard, Data, and Geordi play the Musketeers, with Riker joining later on as a diminutive D'Artagnan. In "Hollow Pursuits," the Musketeer version of Picard challenges the real-life Riker to a duel. But when Riker refuses, saying he has no sword and doesn't want to fight, the virtual Picard taunts him.

Later on in "Absolute Candor," Picard will be challenged to a duel, throw down his sword, and refuse to fight.

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The Three Musketeers | 0:18
Klingon opera | 1:43
The Ellison | 3:08
Wallenberg-class transport | 4:23
The Nightingale | 5:24

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