Star Trek: Picard explores the relationship between two opposite characters.
When Star Trek: Picard resumes next week for its second season, John de Lancie returns as Q, the all-powerful entity that made a game out of driving Captain Picard absolutely mad. Surprisingly, though, according to series creator Akiva Goldsman, who spoke to Polygon, their relationship is one of love, something de Lancie agrees with.
de Lancie, too, told Polygon that when he played the part of Q, he loves Picard, and his character believes the Admiral loves him. Not physically, but in a way that neither one of them would ever admit. And Goldsman says the series will be examining that love this season.
Star Trek: Picard season two mirrors the connection between the two.
Goldsman believes that the relationship and love between Picard and Q is, in some ways, as important as any other love in the admiral’s life, that the connection between the pair is strong. That is why the series is going to examine that this season. They’re going to go into why this relationship exists and what it means to both of them.
de Lancie brought up the subject of age being a factor in the second season, with Picard growing older and having to come to terms with personal issues he hasn’t dealt with before. That personal time clock is ticking for the new Chancellor of Starfleet Academy, and de Lancie threw in a surprising addition, giving us all something to think about before the series returns on March 3.
“The hidden part of this, which I think you’re getting a little taste of in those opening episodes: is that there’s a clock ticking for me as well.”
Could time really be running out for Q as well as Admiral Picard? We’ve always thought that Q was immortal, but we’ve never gotten confirmation of that. Perhaps his species does eventually come to an end. If that’s the case, the scenes between the two of them might be more emotional than antagonistic.