Patrick Stewart feels very strongly about his character, Jean-Luc Picard
Star Trek: Picard is returning to Paramount Plus on March 3 and will take the team back to 2024 for an action-packed time. On the heels of that is something fans of the series are not looking forward to—the finale of the series. Knowing that season three will wrap Picard’s journey is bittersweet as we’re looking forward to the complete arc of his character, but not the goodbye.
We may be saying our farewells to Admiral Picard, but as for Patrick Stewart, who spoke to The Syndey Morning Herald, he won’t be bidding this character adieu. Even though he will no longer be portraying the admiral, he won’t be giving up on the things that make Jean-Luc Picard who he is.
"“I will never say goodbye to Jean-Luc Picard, to his ideals, to his struggles to create an honest world, an unprejudiced world. That will always remain inside me in the same way that other roles have.”"
Patrick Stewart says second seaon of Picard speaks to a troubled world.
Stewart told the Herald that the second season of his series offers insight into a better way of understanding as we’re living in troubling times that have the potential to get much worse. And there are people who are ready to let the world go into more chaos, but he doesn’t believe that will happen. There are plenty of people just like Admiral Picard that will stand in the way. And Star Trek; Picard’s message shares the importance of equality, “the need for care and respect for other individuals.”
If there is one thing that remains true of Admiral Picard it’s his dedication to justice, equality, and the hope for a better future. Patrick Stewart has embodied that character since 1987, and though it will be difficult knowing we’re about to see what very well could be the last of the admiral, it’s nice knowing there will always be a bit of him in Stewart.