I wish they hadn't brought back Data at the end. Data died at the end of Nemesis, and I was very comfortable with Soji carrying some little piece of him, and serving as the 'voice from beyond the grave'. Bringing him back in earnest felt like being beat with a nostalgia bat, and having to say goodbye to a beloved character all over again, for no reason other than to say "this time we'll get it right".
The notion of Picard being made into a synth was a little too telegraphed, but ultimately handled well enough.
The biggest problem with the series, and the final two episodes in particular was the breakneck pacing. While they closed the major holes, they left a number of details underserved. For instance, what became of Narek? He was totally forgotten after being tackled by a synth during the final fight. Does Jurati have to stand trial for Maddox' muder? Where the hell did that Seven/Raffi thing come from? What kind of leadership changes are happening with the Federation as a result of the Tal Shair infiltrator being exposed? And what becomes of the xBs? Do they just get left on that planet in a crumpled cube? These questions (and others) could've been addressed instead of spending all that time redoing Data's death.
Unfortunately, the choices in the last two episodes dragged down what could've been an A or A- series to a B or B+. Some very slight tweaks could've made it so much better.
Edited by KenJennings, 27 March 2020 - 11:18 AM.