There is no denying that Star Trek: Picard Season 2 is fresh air for Trekkies. We’ve got previews and trailers for this week’s Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Episode 7 “Monsters”. Last week’s episode, while short, left us with a fair few questions. We’re all hoping that this week’s installment starts to lean into the ending of Season 2 here and there. Additionally, we’ve also had Star Trek: Mission Chicago this weekend, where updates on other Star Trek shows were given. While some of the Picard cast were present, no new updates on the show were given.
Picard Promotional Pictures
Well what would you know about it, we were correct! Thanks to the Paramount promotional pictures confirming it, James Callis is indeed in Star Trek: Picard. However, we do not know who exactly he is playing as of yet. The character does appear to be dressed like a Starfleet Officer. Though Season 2 has introduced “The Confederation”, of the Alt-Timeline, who do wear similar uniforms.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Episode 7 “Monsters” – Teaser Trailer
Our trailer for Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Episode 7 “Monsters” opens up with a nice little tale by Jean-Luc. We’re clearly getting more of a focus on Queen Jurati, If that is what we can call her now, in the upcoming episode. Additionally, monsters are going to become real? Yes, this is something that has been confusing Trekkies since the first tease. As Tallinn, aka the Watcher, has to dive into Picard’s mind, we might finally find out more about Jean-Luc’s trauma.
The teaser trailer reveals that Young Guinan (Ito Aghayere) will also return. Given her relationship with time itself, she’ll likely play a larger role than we originally suspected. Let’s turn back to the monster plot for now. It’s clear with the second season we’re exploring Jean-Luc Picard’s troubled childhood. One that appears rocked with domestic abuse it would seem, given the impression that Picard’s father, Maurice, often fought with his wife, Yvette Picard (Madeline Wise).
Trek Central recently ran a theory that a certain actor might be playing Picard’s father. Take a look at our article, exploring the idea of actor James Callis playing a villain in Star Trek: Picard Season 2 or 3 to learn more. We’ve got some more theories down below, so keep reading to learn more.
The Ready Room Trailer
This week’s Exclusive Ready Room Trailer focuses on the best couple in Star Trek: Picard. Seven Of Nine (Jeri Ryan) and Raffi (Michelle Hurd), the dream team are our favorites of course. Both characters are getting a good amount of time focused on them in the second season. We’re also watching both of them struggle and develop more. An example is Raffi coming to terms with the loss of Elnor, who she viewed as a son. Additionally, Seven has come to terms with more of her humanity.
The pair get a chance to discuss some of the hectic events of last week’s episode. For example, the shock of Jurati kissing Rios. Seriously who saw that one coming? But then again, we are talking about Borg Queen Jurati here. Raffi and Seven are tasked with tracking her comm badge. However, before they can, it appears the Borg Queen might have taken over the ship. Alright, I’ve been saying that for weeks now!
Picard Theory Time
We’ve touched on the idea of James Callis being a villain in Star Trek: Picard. But let me expand upon this more, as we’ve done in our latest YouTube Video. It’s clear from Picard Season 2 and the trailers that Jean-Luc is battling some trauma from his childhood. Trauma that appears to stem from his mother and father. Well, are we going to see Picard’s farther on screen? I think we will. Additionally, It would not be surprising if an actor we’ve mentioned a lot portrayed him.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 has already given an English explanation. This would be explaining the whole reason Picard has an English accent. Now, James Callis is an English actor, what a perfect man to play Picard’s father right? Additionally, we’re seeing monsters and demons in Picard’s dreams. Perhaps Child Picard is using these as visions to cover the trauma of his father abusing his mother?
Elnor, Back In Style?
Now, call me crazy, but Elnor is not dead. Star Trek: Picard Season 2 may be subverting expectations and surprising fans by killing off a main character in a third episode, but would they really keep him dead? Apparently not. In one trailer for Picard Season 2, you can see Elnor walking about onboard La Sirena. Behind him, Seven and Raffi are wearing the same outfits they wear in this episode. You know where i am going with this, so I’ll leave it there.
We’re super excited to see the next adventure in Star Trek: Picard Season 2! The latest episode airs on Thursday via Paramount+ in the United States, and on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and Crave in Canada. Additionally, the series is available on Amazon’s Prime Video in most international locations.
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