Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) teams up with “Star Trek: Picard’s” titular star, Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), in Season 3, Part 6’s “The Bounty.” The Changelings and Dr. Moriarty (Daniel Davis) threaten the former crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, and Geordi finds himself at odds with his former captain because he thinks Picard put his daughter (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut) in danger. If La Forge meets his end in the final episodes of “Picard,” Burton’s happy with how his character’s storyline concludes.
“The response to this season of ‘Picard’ has been clamorous in its affirmation that this is pretty special TV,” Burton said. “They don’t want to let go of this new cast of the next generation of ‘The Next Generation’ … I’m absolutely fine with this being the end.”
Without giving away any major spoilers, Picard and La Forge share an emotional heart-to-heart in which La Forge refuses to help his former captain because of the imminent threat to his family. It’s then Sidney reminds her father that she is not his only familial bond. It’s a powerful moment that shows off Burton and Chestnut’s unique chemistry and wonderful acting chops. Now, if this proves not to be Burton’s swan song as Geordi, the actor is also more than willing to return, claiming it would be “cool” to do so.