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Star Trek: Picard: Did The Borg Kill Narissa Or Assimilate Her?



Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Picard season 1, episode 8.

What precisely occurred to Narissa (Peyton Checklist) when the Borg attacked her on the finish of Star Trek: Picard episode 8? After remaining within the shadows for the primary half of the Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology sequel, which as soon as once more stars Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Narissa’s villainy has been in full impact as she makes an attempt to seek out and destroy the homeworld of Soji (Isa Briones), the late Commander Knowledge’s (Brent Spiner) artificial daughter. However the tables have been turned on Narissa on the finish of Star Trek: Picard episode 8, “Damaged Items,” and her destiny could go away some Trekkers confused.

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Launched in Star Trek: Picard‘s second episode, Narissa is a Romulan Tal Shiar agent, the older sister of Narek (Harry Treadaway), and the highest lieutenant of Commodore Oh (Tamlyn Tomita), the Head of Starfleet Safety. As “Damaged Items” revealed in a flashback to 2385, Narissa survived the Admonition and joined the Tal Shiar’s forerunner faction, the Zhat Vash, dedicating her life to the eradication of synthetic lifeforms. Like Oh, Narissa joined Starfleet as a Romulan mole beneath the guise of Lieutenant Rizzo. Narissa helped engineer the rogue androids’ assault on Mars and she or he oversaw the homicide of Dahj, Soji’s twin sister, on Earth. On the Romulans’ captured Borg Dice, the Artifact, Narissa recruited Narek to be taught the key location of the synthetics’ homeworld from Soji. However when Jean-Luc Picard helped Soji escape the Artifact, Narissa took direct management of the scenario and discovered that Hugh (Jonathan Del Arco), the director of the Borg Reclamation Mission, helped Picard, who’s his outdated buddy from TNG. Narissa then murdered Hugh and determined to wipe out all the Borg remaining within the Artifact.

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In Star Trek: Picard episode 8, the motion on the Artifact was a chess match between Narissa and a brand new enemy, Seven of 9 (Jeri Ryan), whom Elnor (Evan Evagora) summoned with an SOS after Hugh was killed. As Seven and Elnor tried to realize management of the Artifact from the Borg Queen’s secret Queen’s Cell, Narissa moved shortly to terminate the XBs, taking pictures a number of of the reclaimed former Borg. As Seven reluctantly let herself turn into re-assimilated and was was the Borg Queen of the Artifact’s micro-Collective, Narissa gave the order to blow the hundreds of drones held in stasis into deep area, successfully robbing Seven of her Borg military. Nonetheless, Narissa did not kill all the XBs and Seven took command of them. As Narissa tried to flee the Artifact, the nefarious Zhat Vash agent was swarmed by the XBs. So what occurred to Narissa?

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Naturally, Trekkers would assume that Narissa was both killed or assimilated, however it seems the Tal Shiar operative really escaped the Artifact. Proper after the XBs piled on high of her, there was a flash of inexperienced mild. That is Narissa’s private transporter that she utilized in Star Trek: Picard episode 7, “Nepenthe,” to flee Elnor after Narissa murdered Hugh. As Seven of 9 was taking management of the Artifact, a Romulan fleet arrived to beam all the Romulans off of the Borg Dice for the assault on Soji’s homeworld. So Narissa was the final to go away the Artifact, and she or he efficiently transported away earlier than the Romulan ships jumped to warp pace. This was confirmed when Seven of 9 introduced “They’re gone,” which means all the Romulans, and that most likely included Narissa.

Nonetheless, there’s additionally an opportunity Narissa did not escape the XBs. It is attainable her private transporter failed her or that she was killed by the reclaimed Borg. Doubtlessly, Narissa could have even been assimilated by the XBs and was a Borg herself, which might be poetic justice for somebody who so virulently despised artificial lifeforms. Though many of the XBs’ Borg implants have been eliminated, they apparently retain sufficient that Seven was in a position to take management of them, so it is attainable they nonetheless possess the power to assimilate others. And if Narissa did not transport away was certainly was a Borg, the tantalizing likelihood exists that the Zhat Vash agent might even turn into the Destroyer and chief of the synthetics she has feared for thus lengthy.

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Star Trek: Picard streams Thursdays on CBS All-Entry and Fridays internationally on Amazon Prime Video.

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‘West Side Story’ cast on Stephen Sondheim’s film ‘blessing’



Stephen Sondheim’s immense impact on the world of musical theater was felt at the New York premiere of Steven Spielberg’s version of the composer’s “West Side Story” on Monday night.

The movie’s cast and crew shared their memories of the Broadway luminary, who died last Friday at 91 — and who spent his final days watching his magnum opus once again come to life on the silver screen.

“[In] one of the last messages I received from him, he just gushed over the film,” Justin Peck, the New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer, told Page Six.

“Stephen said to me, ‘On behalf of the original authors, we’re so proud of what this film is, and I’m so happy that it’s been made.’ That was all the feedback I ever needed … I know that he was happy with the film.”

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Sondheim, who was considered one of the most important figures of musical theater, died at his Roxbury, Connecticut, home.
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Rita Moreno, who appeared in the original 1961 film as Anita, said she felt “privileged” to have been “in the same generation as him.”

“I’m just so glad he was able to attend our recording sessions,” the actress, who appears in a new role in Spielberg’s adaptation, told Page Six.

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Choreographer Justin Peck and his wife, associate choreographer Patricia Delgado, reflected on their time working with Sondheim.
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Associate choreographer Patricia Delgado said the famed composer and lyricist’s “powerful” presence could be felt as the cast and crew gathered at the premiere.

“He was really the only one alive [from the original film] to give us his blessing,” she said. “He’s contributed so much to all of us already that he lives in us.”

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Zegler stunned on the red carpet at the New York premiere, revealing Sondheim was the “reason” she pursued a career in musical theater.
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The film’s breakout star, 20-year-old Rachel Zegler, who is taking on the role of Maria, also cited Sondheim as the “reason [she] got into musical theater.”

“Getting to share a room with him, getting to talk to him and tell him how much he’s meant to me throughout my entire life is something they can never take away from me,” she said.

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EGOT winner Rita Moreno will appear in a new role in the film, 60 years after her star-making turn as Anita.
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Zegler stars opposite Ansel Elgort’s Tony in the film, which arrives in theaters Dec. 10. Their characters’ ill-fated love story, based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” ignites the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, rival street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

While the 1961 movie featured white actors like Natalie Wood in roles such as Maria, who is Puerto Rican, Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner cast Hispanic actors in all Latino roles.

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The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on December 10, just weeks after Sondheim’s death.

“Both Tony and Steven made an absolute point that Latino [actors] were going to play Latinos,” Moreno said, noting how “grateful” she was that Kushner created a new role in the film especially for her.

“I’m just thrilled to be a piece of this yet again. I owe it all to Tony Kushner for making a new character for me in an iconic movie … we really have become dear and close friends, he’s a genius.”

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Deathloop Game Update 3: Release Date, Patch Notes, Gameplay, Bug Fixes And More



Deathloop Game Update 3 is expected to be launched next as the developers attempt to make some minor changes to ensure that the gameplay runs as smooth as possible.

Bethesda have received huge praise following the successful launch of their all-new first-person shooter, and rightly so, thanks to the unique storyline and interesting characters that the game possesses.

As a result, Deathloop is up for a number of awards, including six Golden Joystick Awards and walked away with the prize of the Critic’s Choice Award (via Gamesradar).

Read more: Deathloop Nominated For Six Golden Joysticks Awards – Including Game Of The Year

Despite this Bethesda have not rested on their laurels and have added a couple of patches so far – and are set to add a third.

Enough talk! Scroll down to find out everything we know about Deathloop Game Update 3 so far:

Release Date

Deathloop Update 3

At the time of writing, we are yet to receive confirmation regarding when Bethesda will be launching Game Update 3.

Similar to EA, no warning is given before release and it is unlikely that it will be the case with Update 3 either.

However, fear not! This could change – in which case we will update this section of the article as soon as more details are revealed in the coming days and weeks. So, stick with us and stay tuned!

Patch Notes

As mentioned above, the patch notes for Deathloop Game Update 3 are yet to be announced and a comprehensive list, as well as the sections below, will be filled out in their entirety once they have been confirmed by Bethesda. Keep your eyes peeled!



Bug Fixes


Click on the links below to look back on all of the patches that have been added to Deathloop so far:

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Manchin Noncommittal on Renewing Biden Child Tax Credit Flowing to West Virginians



  • Sen. Joe Manchin is noncommittal on extending the child tax credit.
  • On Tuesday, he told Insider “everybody’s still talking and working. It’s a work in progress.”
  • Millions of children are receiving the CTC, hundreds of thousands of them in Manchin’s home state.

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On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia didn’t commit to approving the one-year child tax credit expansion as it’s laid out in the $2 trillion House-approved social spending package. It raises the prospect of further changes to the proposed cash benefit.

“Everybody’s still talking,” Manchin told Insider. “Everybody’s still talking and working. It’s a work in progress.”

He’d previously pushed for a work requirement as a condition to receiving the federal help.

Manchin’s noncommittal approach to the benefit underscores the potential adjustments to the House legislation now traveling through the evenly divided Senate. House Democrats approved the sprawling climate, health, and childcare package which contains the bulk of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda on November 19. Now all 50 Senate Democrats must coalesce around the package so it can clear the upper chamber.

Around $190 billion is set aside to renew the bulked-up child tax credit. It’s reached tens of millions of children in the form of monthly payments since July, including many in Manchin’s home state. Over 346,000 West Virginian kids have qualified for the aid, per the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.

It provides up to $300 a month per child age 5 and under, or $3,600 annually. For children between ages 6 and 17, families can receive $250 each month, or $3,000 yearly. And it would lock in the ability for the vast majority of American families to tap into the aid every month, regardless of whether they file taxes.

Experts and advocates say the measure has played a critical role in cutting child poverty. An August analysis from the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University indicated the child poverty rate dropped to 12% from 16% after the first checks went out. That amounts to three million kids that no longer live below the poverty line.

“It’s kind of a breakthrough idea here in Washington that we should just increase their financial resources to lift them out of poverty, and it’s working,” Andy Boardman, a research assistant at the nonpartisan Urban Institute, said in an interview. “We’re seeing poverty is down among families who are receiving the child tax credit, food insecurity is down. So it’s been hugely, hugely impactful.”

It’s also helped families buy school supplies, cover rent, and put food on the table, Insider previously reported.

The Biden administration has aggressively touted the child tax credit in recent months. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called the sharp drop in food insecurity among families “a profound economic and moral victory for the country” at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

The child allowance has virtually no support among Republican lawmakers. Some like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell assailed it as a “welfare deposit.” The last monthly payment is set to go out on December 15, and 35 million families could be deprived of aid if Congress doesn’t step in.

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