We all know that Captain Picard is a lovelorn captain – he finds romance in most missions, whether or not he wants to. But which one is your favourite? There’s only one correct answer, but I’d like to hear your opinions, anyway!
Let’s start with the problematic one – Kamala. There was a very odd power dynamic with this one, and it’s aged like an episode of Friends. Kamala was built to be “the perfect mate” (ew) and fell in love with Picard purely because he was there and spending time with her.
Vash was an archaeologist with her eye on the prize – the Captain of the EnterPrize — and all the black market treasure she could sell. Vash was a prominent character in her own right, turning up in several episodes of TNG and even a DS9. She and JL had a fabulously antagonistic relationship regarding their conflicting opinions on what to do with old relics until Q came and tempted her away.
Q — whilst I don’t think it’s necessarily a “romantic” relationship, I’m going to include it anyway — Q was obsessed with Picard, and that smacks to me of love. Plus the finale of season two of Picard; if that’s not love, what is?!
Finally, the correct answer is Beverly Crusher. The CMO of the Enterprise, Bev, had a will-they-won’t-they relationship with our beloved captain. The chemistry between the two was palpable, and if they don’t kiss in season 3 of Picard, I will riot.
What do you think? Who did I forget? Drop us a line in the comments.