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
Doctor Agnes P. Jurati was a female Human cyberneticist who worked at the Daystrom Institute during the late 24th century. (PIC: "Remembrance") After Time traveling to the 21st century, Jurati was assimilated by a Borg Queen, who was attempting to gain a 400 year advantage on the galaxy. (PIC: "Fly Me to the Moon", "Two of One", "Monsters")
Jurati and the Borg Queen would eventually agree to share her body and create a new Borg Collective that would not forcefully assimilate people and would embrace the distinctiveness and individuality of its members. (PIC: "Hide and Seek")
Jurati was recruited out of Starfleet by Bruce Maddox to aid 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")
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")
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")
By the year 2401, two years after the Coppelius incident, Jurati had been acquitted of the murder of Dr. Maddox due to "alien-induced temporary insanity." Her romantic relationship with Rios had also ended, but the two remained friendly, despite some awkwardness.
While on Raritan IV with Soji, Jurati was summoned by Rios, now captain of the USS Stargazer, for assistance in deciphering an unknown signal coming from a spatial anomaly. After she decoded the signal, it was revealed that it was an urgent message requesting Picard's presence and an appeal to join the Federation. When Picard arrived, a Borg vessel emerged from the anomaly and a Borg Queen beamed onto the bridge of the Stargazer and began to assimilate the ship. In order to prevent the ship from falling into the hands of the Borg, Picard initiated a self-destruct sequence, which moments later destroyed the vessel and seemingly everyone onboard. (PIC: "The Star Gazer")
Miraculously, after the explosion, Jurati woke up in a laboratory on Earth being greeted by a talking virtual pet cat. Unbeknownst to her, Q had created an alternate timeline and replaced the alternate version of Jurati with the Jurati from the prime timeline as part of his ongoing trial of Humanity.
Jurati time travelled into the past.
She ended up being assimilated by a Borg Queen, who later took control over Jurati's body. Eventually the two agreed to share her body. She convinced the Borg Queen to end her forceful assimilation practice and travel on the CSS La Sirena to the Delta Quadrant.
After being returned to 2401 moments before the explosion, Picard cancelled the self-destruct, having deduced that the Borg Queen was actually the same one who had merged with Jurati. Jurati was the only person that Picard had told what the song the Borg Queen was playing meant to him and she would've had four hundred years to decipher the lyrics. The Queen unmasked herself, confirmed that she was still Jurati in part and explained that she had come seeking the Federation's help to stop an energy wave that threatened countless lives. While talking with Picard, for a moment Jurati alone seemed to speak to him, losing the dual tones of the Borg Queen and stating that they needed a friend to help them. The Borg Queen also referred to Picard as "Mister" as Jurati often did and accepted Picard addressing her as Agnes. (PIC: "Farewell")
Jurati had a romantic relationship with Cristóbal Rios, and the two shared a kiss after the events of Coppelius. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2") The relationship, like all of Jurati's past intimate relationships, ended after less than a year. (PIC: "The Star Gazer")
- Prior to 2399:
- Joins Starfleet
- Is Recruited by Bruce Maddox
- Assimilated by the Borg Queen
- Convinces the Borg Queen to create a new, better Collective and merges with her
- Arrives on the USS Stargazer seeking the Federation's help against an unknown threat
"How can I help you?"
"You can tell me if it is possible to make a sentient android out of flesh and blood."
"No, really. How can I… Is that why you've come here?"
"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."
"Who’s in the mood to add a little bit of their biological and technological distinctiveness to our own?"
- "Remembrance" (Season 1)
- "Maps and Legends"
- "The End is the Beginning"
- "Absolute Candor"
- "Stardust City Rag"
- "The Impossible Box"
- "Broken Pieces"
- "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1"
- "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2"
- "The Star Gazer" (Season 2)
- "Fly Me to the Moon"
- "Two of One"
- "Hide and Seek"
Jurati was played by Alison Pill. She was the only character besides Jean-Luc Picard to appear in every episode of the first and second seasons of the series.