There is little doubt that big things are happening in Star Trek: Picard Season 2, thanks to the return of several beloved characters. In addition to that, the second season has an interesting theme which is about "the road not taken." So what is this all about? Patrick Stewart has an excellent explanation of where the story will go after everything that happened in the show's first season!
In Season 1, Jean-Luc Picard ultimately succumbed to the brain anomaly that has been ailing him throughout the season. However, Agnes Jurati and Altan Inigo Soong managed to upload his consciousness into the golem body.
So is this all related to the second season's theme? Patrick Stewart recently spoke to Screenrant where he explained why it was important for Picard to take "the road not taken."
"Because he's still alive and his life is continuing. And he sees that he has been, in a sense, hiding from certain aspects of his nature, his personality, his ambitions, [and] his wants. And he's now trying to make adjustments to them," Stewart said.
He then continued that Picard is destined to do so much more now that he has a second chance.
"We think of Jean-Luc as someone who is always helpful to people. But now, there are other elements of that helpfulness. Caring, perhaps even loving, and taking responsibility in ways that he hasn't quite before," Stewart said.
It's pretty obvious that Picard is truly a special person and that's probably one of the reasons why Q continues to torment him. Stewart had also pointed out that Q sees himself in Picard but John de Lancie's character will be very different when we see him again later next month.
The second season of Star Trek: Picard will consist of 10 new episodes and will bring back Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, and Brent Spiner. The series will air on Paramount+ on March 3, 2022.