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Why Star Trek: Picard's Michelle Hurd Thinks Fans Will Be 'Giddy' When Season 3 Arrives

Now that Star Trek: Picard Season 2 has wrapped up, there’s only one more season left to go in this Star Trek TV show’s run. Season 3 is expected to arrive to Paramount+ subscribers in early 2023, and as far the main cast goes, so far Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard is only being accompanied by Michelle Hurd’s Raffi Muskier and Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine. However, Picard Season 3 will also feature a huge Next Generation reunion, and that’s just one of the reasons why Hurd thinks Star Trek fans will be “giddy” when this final batch of episodes arrives.
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Michelle Hurd is giddy about working with Star Trek: The Next Generation cast

Michelle Hurd plays Raffi on Star Trek Picard. Star Trek: Picard is only two episodes away from ending its second season, and there’s only one season left until the series comes to an end. Though next season will be bittersweet for the actors who’ve brought us this series, it also comes with some excitement as most of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be appearing as well. And Michelle Hurd, when speaking to, described herself as “giddy as all get up” to be working with the veteran actors.
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Star Trek: Picard's Michelle Hurd on Raffi's Redemption, Returning TNG Cast, and the Punk on the Bus

Arguably none of Star Trek: Picard's cast of characters is as conflicted and complex as Raffi Musiker, played by Michelle Hurd. In Star Trek: Picard's second season (and the tie-in audio drama), Hurd and co-star Jeri Ryan have developed the relationship between Raffi and Seven of Nine first hinted at in the season one finale. The show's most recent episode, "Mercy," illuminated the complexities of Raffi's relationship with surrogate son Elnor (Evan Evagora). A flashback revealed that she subtly manipulated him into remaining at Starfleet Academy before his death earlier this season. The guilt she still carries drives her on her mission to correct the timeline.

Star Trek: Picard: Jeri Ryan, Michelle Hurd Reveal the State of Seven and Raffi's Relationship in Season 2

Star Trek: Picard introduced Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, a former Starfleet officer instrumental in orchestrating the Romulan resettlement program alongside Jean-Luc Picard. The first season of the series also brought back Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, the former Borg drone introduced in Star Trek: Voyager. As a member of the Fenris Rangers, Seven often butted heads with Picard, which made the finale's reveal of her new romance with Raffi all the more surprising. As such a late reveal, fans have only seen the first hint of Raffi and Seven's relationship, though it's explored further in the Star Trek: Picard audio drama No Man's Land, starring Hurd and Ryan. Both actors are eager for fans to see where the relationship goes in Picard's second season and are grateful for how the show's writers have crafted it.

‘Star Trek: Picard’: Jeri Ryan And Michelle Hurd Discuss Seven And Raffi’s “Easy” Romantic Relationship

When it comes to romance on Star Trek, nothing is easy. Whether you’re dealing with alien planets, rogue anomalies, Borg invasions, or anything else, something always gets in the way of the characters having a smooth time in the romantic department. Unless, of course, you’re Star Trek: Picard‘s Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) and Raffi (Michelle Hurd).

Interview: Jeri Ryan & Michelle Hurd On Navigating A Relationship While Saving The Galaxy In ‘Picard’ Season 2

TrekMovie joined a group press interview with actress Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd to talk about what’s new for Seven and Raffi in season two of Star Trek: Picard. The pair talk about how the stakes of the season impact their characters’ relationship, the message behind going back in time, and even the possibility of getting their own spin-off.
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What Star Trek: Picard’s Michelle Hurd Loves About Raffi And Seven Of Nine’s Storyline In Season 2

Star Trek: Picard introduced an exciting new relationship to the prime universe in Season 1, as Michelle Hurd’s Raffi entered a romantic relationship with Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine. Fans didn’t get to see a ton of the couple together, but with Season 2 on the way and the release of the new audiobook Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land centered around the two characters, there’s a reason for fans to be excited. Hurd is excited to see the two’s relationship play out in the universe and recently revealed what she loved about Raffi and Seven of Nine.