Star Trek: Picard fans may have expected things would get wacky in Season 2 after it was announced that John de Lancie's Q would be a part of the new season, and now we may finally have an idea of what he'll be up to. Time is being played with in Season 2 of the Paramount+ sci-fi series, and it would appear that means changes are coming for all the Picard crew, but most of all Jeri Ryan's Seven of Nine.
A new trailer for Star Trek: Picard Season 2 features Picard saying that "time has been broken," and based on the scenes teased in that preview, it appears each member of the crew was placed somewhere different in time, and perhaps in completely different timelines. The most shocking moment of all comes when Seven Of Nine awakes in a room and sees that her Borg implant is completely missing from her face. Cue the screams!
Now, it's not entirely clear what's happening here or what the circumstances are. Seven Of Nine was assimilated when she was 6 years old, so seeing her without the implant or a scar makes me believe that this could be some kind of alternate reality in which she was never assimilated. We also see a mysterious insignia that doesn't immediately look familiar from current Star Trek lore, and it's clear that Seven Of Nine has a ring on her wedding finger.
There's a lot to unpack regarding all the ways Seven Of Nine has had changed thanks to Q. She's not the only one, either, as the Star Trek: Picard Season 2 trailer also showed Cristobal and Picard back in Starfleet, though not together. Raffi is running with someone through a seedy back alley of some sort, Agnes seems to be wearing inmate clothes, and then Elnor can be seen in the background of a shot with Raffi, Picard, and Agnes, but I'm not really sure what's changed for him.
What I do know is that Q's games are often non-permanent, provided Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard can get to the bottom of whatever test the powerful being has laid out for him. Basically, I wouldn't expect Seven of Nine or any of the other characters' changes to stick, though I would expect Star Trek: Picard to heavily dive into these characters' stories to give us even more insight into their past than we've been privy to so far.
Star Trek: Picard showed us a chunk of what's in store for Season 2, but did we see all of it? Definitely not, especially considering that actor John de Lancie has already spoiled some of Q's key scenes that will happen, and I didn't see any of what he described in this trailer. So it's easy to assume there is much more to come from Q's shenanigans than just dropping members of Picard's crew in random situations.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 is headed to Paramount+ in 2022. The season should be a great time with Q attached, and with his antics, I wouldn't be surprised if any more craziness comes along. I'm just saying, if there's going to be a Lower Decks crossover, I won't be mad.