What to Watch on Thursday: Star Trek: Picard draws the line here on first season
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Star Trek: Picard
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on CBS All Access
"Fear is an incompetent teacher,” declares Jean Luc-Picard in a gleaming Picard-ism in the first season finale of Star Trek: Picard titled “Et In Arcadia Ego, Part 2.” Picard is hoping to teach Soji and the synths some life-saving humanity while fending off the threat of 218 Romulan warships coming to Coppelius. Will the Federation arrive in time? Can Picard be saved from his fatal illness? And how is Soong and the androids not already the name of a band? Expect an action-packed finale that poses some all-new questions for season 2. (And if you haven’t watched, CBS All Access is currently offering one month free to see all of Picard season 1).
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Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on HBO
There's an awful lot to be concerned about right now, but HBO's Kill Chain is here to remind you about yet another pressing issue: election security. In this documentary, Finnish hacker and cybersecurity expert Harri Hursti takes viewers around the world and across the U.S., showcasing how our elections remain woefully vulnerable to cyberattacks as we approach the next presidential contest in November. But Kill Chain explores not just how voting machines and other technology can be targeted, but how undermining trust in our elections undermines our democracy. "When people say 'no votes were changed [in 2016],' it misses the point," one expert warns in the doc's trailer. It may not be comfort viewing, but sometimes discomfort is necessary. —Tyler Aquilina
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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10 p.m. on USA
With "Part VIII," so concludes the end of what has been described as the most dangerous case of Det. Harry Ambrose's career in The Sinner. After seven episodes, we now have some idea why. Harry (Bill Pullman) seemed to go to drastically uncharacteristic lengths to get his man: Jamie (Matt Bomer), someone so consumed by philosophical crazy talk of Friedrich Nietzsche and the phantom of his now-dead school mate Nick (Chris Messina) that he's willing to face death and actually kill people to feel alive. It took Harry letting Jamie bury himself in a coffin to get a taped confession... which was then thrown out by a judge when he learned more about Harry's other reckless tactics. Suffice it to say, a now further unhinged adrenaline mad man who only wants Harry to be his partner in crime is back out in the world. The two have shared a strange connection from the start and are now on a collision course that will shake Harry to his core and irrevocably change both of their lives. —Nick Romano
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What ELSE to Watch
Outmatched (season finale) — Fox
The Great Food Truck Race (season premiere) — Food Network
Indebted (back-to-back eps/special time) — NBC
Unorthodox (series debut) — Netflix
Behind Her Faith (docuseries debut) — UMC
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