"I'm Agnes P. Jurati. I'm the Earth's leading expert on synthetic life, and I promise you, if you take me with you, I will more than earn my keep."
– Agnes Jurati, 2399 ("The End is the Beginning")

Doctor Agnes P. Jurati was a female Human cyberneticist who worked at the Daystrom Institute during the late 24th century.

Daystrom Institute career

Jurati was recruited out of Starfleet by Bruce Maddox to aid him in his android research, and characterized their work as coming "close" to being able to create an advanced android similar to Data. However, after the banning of synthetic lifeforms following the Attack on Mars, as well as the disappearance of Maddox, much of her research was stalled and ground to a halt.

She was approached by retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard at the Institute's Division of Advanced Synthetic Research in 2399, and they discussed the possibilities of creating a new android comparable with previous Soong-types via fractal neuronic cloning. (PIC: "Remembrance")

After Picard related his experiences with Dahj Asha to Jurati, she researched Dahj, revealing to Picard that Dahj's identity, including records of education on Regulus, appeared to have been fabricated only three years prior. (PIC: "Maps and Legends")

Joining Picard

Jurati received a visit from Commodore Oh, who questioned her about Picard's visit and told her that Picard was likely to go looking for Dahj's twin sister Soji himself. Via mind meld, Oh showed Jurati the Admonition, which convinced her that she needed to "atone" for her role in developing synths by eliminating Maddox and Soji. Oh also placed a psychic block to prevent her from revealing exactly what she saw. Finally, Oh gave Jurati a viridium tracker. (PIC: "Nepenthe", "Broken Pieces")

Jurati subsequently appeared at Château Picard in the midst of an attack by Romulan assassins. Jurati shot one of the assassins, then insisted on joining Picard on La Sirena for his mission. She found the first part of the journey on La Sirena "boring". (PIC: "The End is the Beginning", "Absolute Candor")

At Freecloud, Jurati manned the transporter while the others rescued Maddox from Bjayzl. However, after Maddox was in La Sirena's sickbay, she turned off the hematic microrepair unit keeping him alive. When the ship's EMH Emil tried to intervene, Jurati deactivated him. (PIC: "Stardust City Rag")

Agnes Jurati kisses Rios

Needing a distraction en route to the Artifact, Jurati had an intimate encounter with Captain Cristóbal Rios. (PIC: "The Impossible Box")

After La Sirena departed the Artifact, Rios discovered that they were being followed by Narek. Unable to admit that she was the cause, Jurati injected herself with noranium hydride to neutralize the viridium tracker in her bloodsteam, though this also sent her into a coma. (PIC: "Nepenthe")

Emil saved Jurati's life, and informed Picard that she had killed Maddox. Upon waking up and being confronted by Picard, Jurati confessed her true purpose and agreed to turn herself in once they reached Deep Space 12. Furthermore, once she met Soji in person, Jurati was exhilarated and found that she could no longer bring herself to carry out Oh's directive. Afterward, she gathered with the others to pool their knowledge of the situation. (PIC: "Broken Pieces")

She arrived on Coppelius with the rest of the crew on La Sirena. After the ship landed, she traveled to the Borg Cube. Afterwards, she traveled to Coppelius Station. She decided to stay on Coppelius when Picard said he wanted to get them to safety. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1")

After breaking Picard out of house arrest, she piloted La Sirena in an effort to get out but that was unnecessary. Later, she helped transfer the consciousness of Picard into a golem. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Personal life

Like Picard, Jurati was fond of Earl Grey tea. She enjoyed Kasseelian opera, sushi, and red velvet cake. (PIC: "Maps and Legends", "The End is the Beginning", "Broken Pieces")

Jurati may have also had a romantic relationship with Cristóbal Rios, as the two shared a kiss after the events of Coppelius. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Memorable quotes

"How can I help you?"
"You can tell me if it is possible to make a sentient android out of flesh and blood."
(Jurati laughs)
"No, really. How can I... Is that why you've come here?"
"It is."
"Even before the ban, that was... Well... W-Well a flesh and blood android was in our sights, but a sentient one? Not for a thousand years."
"That makes it even more curious that recently, I had tea with one."

- Agnes Jurati and Picard (PIC: "Remembrance")

Appendices

Appearances

Background information

Early in the character's development, she was named "Dr. Sarton," after a roboticist in the Isaac Asimov novel The Caves of Steel. [1]

Jurati was played by Alison Pill. As of episode 10, she was the only character besides Jean-Luc Picard to appear in every episode of the series.

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