Star Trek: Picard debuts on Paramount+ on March 3, 2022
It’s been a long time since Admiral Picard has seen his friend, Guinan, but fans already knew the El-Aurian was making a return to the admiral’s world as Patrick Stewart himself had asked Whoopi Goldberg to appear on the second season of Star Trek: Picard. And the second trailer that just dropped (which Patrick Stewart shared on his Twitter) offers us a glimpse of the reunion between Picard and his friend of many years.
In the trailer, Picard needs someone who understands the changing time, and since Guinan was over 500 years old when she was aboard the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation, who better to understand the past? Goldberg is shown in the trailer bedecked in a purple ensemble complete with the large hat that was her trademark on the Enterprise. And the comraderie between her and Picard is the same as it was so many years ago.
Bringing Guinan to Star Trek: Picard was a wise decision
Guinan has been a friend of Picard’s for a very long time. We don’t actually even know how long they’ve been friends, but there is one thing we do now, she has always been there for him when he needed her. And with Q having fractured the timeline and set everything askew, Picard is going to need Guinan’s unfaltering wisdom.
Beyond that, in the first season, other than a few altogether too brief moments with Captain Riker and Deanna Troi, Picard doesn’t have any “friends” that he can turn to. Instead, he, once again, finds himself in a position of leadership. And just like Captain Kirk had Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy, Picard needs someone who isn’t seeing him as a captain or admiral but a friend, someone who will tell him what he needs to hear not necessarily what he wants to hear.