Seven of Nine has another career in season three of Star Trek: Picard
Toward the end of season two of Star Trek: Picard, Admiral Picard (Patrick Stewart) gave Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) a field commission. It was her backdoor into Starfleet which she had tried to achieve after her time aboard Voyager. Viewers have been asking if she would be able to stay in Starfleet and if she would be in command of her own ship, possibly even the Stargazer. That question was answered by Alex Kurtzman at San Diego Comic Con this weekend [via Trekmovie].
Seven of Nine is officially in Starfleet. The character portraits revealed earlier this weekend already let that cat out of the bag, but what we didn’t know was if she’d remained aboard the Stargazer and if she was captaining her own ship. Season three finds Seven of Nine aboard one of the main ships of the season, the name of which we haven’t been given, unless it’s one of the Enterprise ships that will make an appearance. But she is not in command. Instead, she is a commander and the first officer to an unnamed captain at present.
But all isn’t smooth sailing (or flying) for Seven of Nine
Because of who Seven is and her previous work as a Fenris Ranger, she has “a particular view of on how things should go in the universe,” according to Kurtzman, which is probably his way of saying she and the captain may not see eye-to-eye on everything. I’m guessing they’ll have more than a few clashes.
Kurtzman added that this season Seven will be exploring where she fits in aboard the ship and in Starfleet. So used to being on her own and calling all the shots, she will undoubtedly have a hard time with the rigid rules of Starfleet. Just as she chafed under Captain Kathryn Janeway’s command, one can only imagine what will transpire with Seven as second in command. Hopefully, we’ll get to see her grow in her position and as a person who finally does find her place in the world.