Captain Bubbles (A.K.A. Shannon) is finally reunited with her collective and all but forgets about her fascination with Laris while the crew of Starfleet Section 35 Chief Commander Klinger (Jake) and Guest Star Mr. Mot (A.K.A. SP or StarPi from Voices Of Defiance and Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) discuss and review the Picard season 3 ninth and penultimate episode "Vox." The crew discuss the episode's writing, big Borg reveal, the counseling Jack Crusher will need, the carpet onboard the Enterprise, Shaw's sacrifice, and the painfully slow moving Starfleet attack on Spacedock. The trio have a lot of fun along the way and look forward to their opportunities to see the finale on IMAX (if it's available to them). Join the crew and let them know what you think.
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Worf's ascendance to commanding the Enterprise is detailed in the canonical prequel novel, Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack.
When news of the Romulan supernova reached Starfleet, Picard was summoned to Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco. In a meeting with Commander-in-Chief Victor Bordson and Captain Kirsten Clancy (Ann Magnuson), Picard accepted a long-overdue promotion to Admiral in order to lead the Romulan rescue mission. But this meant Picard had to immediately relinquish command of his beloved Enterprise so, naturally, he suggested Worf, his current First Officer to become the new Captain. But Clancy balked at Worf getting the big chair and for good reason: the Klingon has a permanent black mark on his record. In the DS9 season 6 episode "Change of Heart", Worf allowed a Starfleet Intelligence operative to during a secret mission, choosing, instead, to rescue his injured wife Dax on the planet Soukara. Afterward, Captain Sisko told Worf that "[Starfleet will] probably never give you a command of your own after this."
Captain Clancy was correct to raise this disciplinary issue with Worf taking command of the Enterprise, which is the flagship of the United Federation of Planets. Picard argued for his First Officer's spotless record since that incident, which occurred almost a decade before this meeting. As to the question of Worf's judgment, Picard noted that the memory of that mistake makes Worf even more careful about his decision-making. Picard was also offended at the idea that he would select Worf to be his First Officer if he didn't think the Klingon was capable of being a worthy Captain someday.
Picard won the argument when he pointed out that a century prior, during the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the Klingons came to the Federation for help and they eventually became such staunch allies that a Klingon rose to the position of commanding the Federation flagship. Jean-Luc's point was that the Romulans could see the symbolism, which would help them understand what was possible in a long-term peace with the Federation. Clancy finally relented and she admitted that "The optics were good". With that, Admiral Picard officially relinquished command of the Enterprise to the newly-promoted Captain Worf.