(Warning: The content below contains MAJOR spoilers for Star Trek: Picard Season 3, Episode 4, “No Win Situation”)
Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) and Shaw (Todd Stashwick) face off for most of the first four episodes. Star Trek: Picard Season 3 — She Deserves the Respect He Won’t Give Her But the two managed to accomplish a very important job in “No Win Scenario.”
With changes on board and no one knows Titan better than he did The two teamed up and pulled out a fake Sidney La Forge (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut). As Seven pointed out, the real Sidney respectfully called her Seven commander, not Hansen like Shaw did. Picard (Patrick Stewart) tells Jack (Ed Speleers) how he became one of the 10 survivors of the Battle of Wolf 359 aboard his ship.
Ryan and Stashwick discuss their character dynamics and more.
Episode 4 is when we see Seven and Shaw working together, which is probably the friendliest we’ve ever seen them together. Working reluctantly to get the job done is probably the best thing to do, right?
Jerry Ryan: very beautiful
Todd Stachwick: It was the order of their relationship. At that moment, we also understood why there might be conflicts between them. Which I don’t think Seven even knew about Shaw. Yeah, that’s an important part. I think for these two characters in the future. And of course it was a paradigm shift for Shaw as well.
Will Shaw change enough to apologize in a way Seven should accept? And can he give her the respect she deserves and call her Seven?
Ryan: You’ll have to watch the rest of the season.
Stachwick: Probably not. He’s not moving. No, yes. I’m just going to obey the boss here.
Is there anything Shaw can do now that Seven would gladly accept an apology?
Ryan: Absolutely. There is, of course – and you’ve seen it a little bit already – mutual respect.
Stachwick: Their relationship has a clear arc and is quite beautiful. It is a pleasure to read and it is a joy to perform.
Jeri, how would you describe Seven and Raffi’s (Michelle Hurd) relationship now? And what does that mean for Seven’s journey this season?
Ryan: (At the beginning of) the season, Seven is on a starship. And we’re not so sure when we first see Raffi where she is or what happened. If you fall off the wagon Or what really happened to her, but for me, from a character’s point of view. At least for Seven, this is the most realistic way to express this relationship.
Seven is loner and stubborn. and lonely all his life If you think all of a sudden, she’ll (decide) to say, “OK, great. I love this girl. I will settle down And I’ll be…” That’s not who she is, and I’d never believe it if that’s what was written. I have known this character for many years and have played it for many years. for me This is a very realistic way to show their story.
There will always be love for each other. And there will always be a close connection between these characters. But Seven is not a type. “Settle down and be happy.” I don’t see that for her. But the characters will come together at some point during the season. and you will continue the story. And I think it’s pretty cool when the season ends. I think it’s quite satisfactory.
Todd talks about filming. Shaw opens up to Picard and Jack about his past. It’s an emotional scene and it’s another side of your character.
Stachwick: Yes, it might be the first time a character speaks out loud. in front of others Except maybe a therapist. It was a gift the author gave me from that scene. And the fact that they kept all of that and the final cut was great. Jonathan Frakes directed that episode and just gave me the room to sing the song they wrote in that scene. And Patrick was there as my partner. Although he was silent throughout the scene. But it was beautiful to perform that scene with him. and at the end of that scene He broke my heart as he backed away. And then when he’s gone, so tiny, like frail and it’s beautiful, and again, to get that kind of content as an actor is rare and wonderful thing And I am humbled to be trusted by it.
Star Trek: PicardThursday, Paramee+