Picard decides they can't wait to contact the others, and has Jurati beam him to the coordinates she got from the Borg Queen, asking her to stay behind to continue working on the comm system. Picard finds himself at 10 Forward Avenue (it was a cute joke in the first episode given Guinan's time on the Enterprise D, but it doesn't make sense in this setting. It's too much of a coincidence, and how is this still a bar centuries later?), where he meets a much younger Guinan (played by a new actress, which is fine, but Guinan has been working out. She didn't quite nail the character to me. I'm not sure if it's because this version of Guinan is supposed to feel jaded by humanity at this point in history or what it was exactly). Unfortunately, Guinan doesn't recognize or know Picard at all, it seems like the writers aren't aware Guinan first met Picard in 1893, during another time travel event. Guinan is fed up with humanity destroying the planet and fighting each other and racism (did Guinan experience more racism in 2024 than she did in 1893?), so she is in the process of packing up and leaving Earth. Picard urges her to remain patient, telling her humanity will change. He believes she's the Watcher they're meant to find, but Guinan says the Watchers are a race that act sort of like guardian angels, protecting the destinies of certain events. Telling Guinan his name convinces her to get him a meeting (she doesn't elaborate why the name changes anything), but Guinan is not liked by the Watcher for some reason so she leaves. After several proxies (mind controlled people) lead Picard to a location to make sure he's not being followed, the Watcher reveals herself and it's... Laris? But she appears human, not Romulan. Without a word, she whisks Picard away somewhere (it's not a transporter effect... it's a square shaped purple smoke cloud).
Meanwhile, Raffi and Seven had no luck with the police, since Rios is in ICE custody (speaking of, he compares one of the guards to a Ferengi which... I don't understand. He's not greedy or anything I'd associate with the Ferengi. If anything, maybe Cardassian with how they have been shown to treat prisoners, given he tasers Rios for trying to speak up for a fellow prisoner that they're trying to make sign something without knowing what it is). They break into a cop car to access the computer and find out he's being sent to a Sanctuary District across the boarder (pretty sure DS9 established the Sanctuary Districts was something the United States established to deal with homelessness, not other countries. They also make it sound like it's a sure thing that he'll be killed or disappear when he arrives for some reason). Stealing the police car (would have been nice if Seven mentioned she kinda learned to drive a car from Tom Paris or something, instead Raffi just makes fun of her for being able to pilot a starship but drives the car badly despite being two completely different things), eventually Jurati is able to contact them, and beams them out (with the Queen's help, for which she promises to talk to her, but walks out when the task is completed, causing the Borg Queen to get angry) when the cops catch up to them.
Elsewhere, Q is at a restaurant talking to himself watching a woman we see reading a book. He snaps his fingers but nothing happens. Q realizes his powers aren't working. No idea what Q is up to, or who that woman is supposed to be. I get the feeling she's meant to be someone important, otherwise why would Q take any interest? But because they don't actually introduce her, it comes off as a confusing scene. Edit: Apparently she's a past relative of Picard's, Renee Picard, revealed only if you have the subtitles turned on. Something that really should have been established in this scene, because it completely changes the context of this scene, and doesn't really make much sense without it, beyond showing Q has lost his powers.