Pretty predictable finale. Lots of people called it. The golem was for Picard - or at least they ended up using it for him. Even though it was predictable, I'm glad there wasn't any out of left field WTF moments. Questions: 1. The synths can always rebuild the beacon, right? They can do it next week. 2. The Romulans also realize this and can come back and destroy them all next week. It just seemed a little unfulfilling. Why wouldn't the Romulans come back and kill them all. 3. Was the hand holding between Raffi and Seven at the end supposed to be indicative of something more to their relationship? It seemed a little too close for "just friends". I guess next season is going to be Picard and this crew going on missions, seeking out new life and civilizations, etc. We know that (casting/character spoiler) Spoiler that Guinan/Whoopi Goldberg is going to be in the next season at some point .