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  • When Picard enters the TARDIS for the first time. It's surprisingly adorable to see Picard marvel at what's probably the second most iconic spacecraft in modern science fiction, aside from the Enterprise herself.
    • For his part, The Doctor expresses a great appreciation for the Enterprise-D in Issue 2. Even complimenting the design of the ships bridge.
  • After the Doctor and Guinan are introduced to each other in Issue 4, Picard notes that the Doctor reminds him of her. Guinan takes the observation as a compliment.
    • When Troi introduces herself to Amy and Rory. She's able to sense how protective they are of him, so Amy explains why:
    Amy: He's so alone. He's done everything for everyone, for so long. And no one knows it. No one ever knows. He thinks he's looking out for us. But he needs us. Even if he sometimes forgets.
  • Issue #5, Rory admiring the Enterprise sickbay. As a nurse, he's faced times when his patients were beyond any help; the realization of how far the medical field will come in the future - all the seemingly-incurable conditions and grievous injuries that will be easier to heal - brings a smile to his face.
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  • Troi gives The Doctor the idea to send somebody other than himself to talk sense into Picard, so who does he send? Amy.
  • The reason the Doctor doesn't want Picard coming back in time with him to the battle of Wolf-359 isn't because of some risk from crossing timelines - that's malarkey, and Amy recognizes it. The real reason is because the Doctor doesn't want Picard to face the trauma of what he did as Locutus all over again.
  • When all is said and done, while Picard notes that it'll probably be safer if he and the Doctor never hear from one another again, he's still quite pleased that circumstances gave them the chance to meet.

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