I miss you! It’s been far too long :/
He will be, there’s a mission where you go with him to rescue some hanar prisoners who are developing a cure for his disease.
As most of you Mass Effect fans know, there is a lot of love for both Kaidan and Ashley (but there is also an equal amount of hate). As for myself I like Ashley both combat and story wise; Kaidan, only story wise.
Come Mass Effect 2 and the first two squad mates you meet are literal shadows of Kaidan and Ashley… Jacob and Miranda. Jacob, the soldier (albeit with biotic powers) and Miranda, the super awesome biotic. Jacob has an amazing back story, but is boring as shit (Kaidan). Miranda’s just an all around bitch (Ashley) but isn’t likable at all.
It’s like Bioware is saying, “Sorry you guys don’t really like Ashley and Kaidan as much as we wanted you to. To fix this problem we’re going to give you two new squat mates (and romance options) in ME2 that are EXTREME versions of the original two romance options.”
I guess bioware want’s us to appreciate their creations. Bioware we learned our lesson.