At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is sought out by a mysterious young woman in need of his help.
Picard begins investigating the mystery of Dahj as well as what her very existence means to the Federation; hidden enemies are interested in where Picard's search for the truth about Dahj will lead.
Completely unaware of her special nature, Soji continues her work and captures the attention of the Borg cube research project's executive director; Picard seeks others willing to join his search for Bruce Maddox.
The crew's journey to Freecloud takes a detour when Picard orders a stop at the planet Vashti, where Picard and Raffi relocated Romulan refugees 14 years earlier; Picard reunites with Elnor, a young Romulan he befriended during the relocation.
The La Sirena crew begins an unpredictable and lively expedition on Freecloud to search for Bruce Maddox.
Picard and crew track Soji to the Borg cube in Romulan space, resurfacing haunting memories for Picard; Narek believes he finally found a way to safely exploit Soji for information.
Picard and Soji travel to the planet Nepenthe, home to some old and trusted friends; Picard helps Soji make sense of her recently unlocked memories; Hugh and Elnor are left on the Borg cube and must face an angered Narissa.
When devastating truths behind the Mars attack are revealed, Picard realizes just how far many will go to preserve their secrets; Narissa directs her guards to capture Elnor, setting off an unexpected chain of events on the Borg cube.
Following an unconventional and dangerous transit, Picard and the crew finally arrive at Soji's home world, Coppelius, but their arrival brings only greater danger as the crew discovers more than expected about the planet's inhabitants.