Fans were just as taken aback by Seven and Raffi forming a romantic relationship, partially because the two hadn’t interacted much before the final reveal. They were left with a glimpse of the two women holding hands, and the hope is that Picard season 2 will expand upon their bond. There were hints throughout Picard season 1 that both Seven and Raffi had an interest in women, but it wasn’t until the very end that it became clear.
However, it’s clear now that the writers had Seven and Raffi’s relationship in mind even before their finale moment, all thanks to Hurd and Ryan bonding at a convention. The lack of major development between Raffi and Seven would appear to suggest the writers didn’t plan for it to happen until the end of the season, but that evidently isn’t the case. Regardless of how it came about, though, Picard season 2 has an opportunity to really build their connection into something truly special. Hopefully the writers won’t let that chance to go waste.
Originally from https://screenrant.com/star-trek-picard-seven-nine-raffi-relationship-explained/