The War Without, The War Within

Star Trek: DiscoveryStardate not given: Discovery‘s return to its native universe and timeline is heralded by a boarding party led by Admiral Cornwell and Sarek, who mind melds with Saru in order to confirm that everyone aboard Discovery is who they claim to be. The Federation has nearly lost the war with the Klingons, as Discovery was absent for nine months (and presumed lost, since wreckage of the ship’s alternate universe counterpart was found). Nearly a third of Starfleet’s ships have been destroyed in kamikaze Klingon raids, and defeat seems imminent. The one advantage with which Discovery has returned? Emperor Georgiou, who strategically engineered the downfall of the Klingons in her timeline. Burnham feels she could offer vital tactical advice, but Sarek and Cornwell have another role in mind for her – one that involves putting the leader of a cutthroat regime into Discovery‘s captain’s chair.

Stream this episode via Amazonwritten by Lisa Randolph
directed by David Solomon
music by Jeff Russo

Star Trek DiscoveryCast: Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Lt. Commander Saru), Shazad Latif (Lt. Ash Tyler / Voq), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Sylvia Tilly), Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Emperor Georgiou), Jayne Brook (Admiral Cornwell), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), James Frain (Sarek), Michael Ayres (Transport Officer), Emily Coutts (Keyla Detmer), Raven Dauda (Dr. Pollard), Riley Gilchrist (Admiral Shukar), Julianne Grossman (Discovery Computer), Harry Judge (Admiral Gorch), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Rhys), Sara Mitich (Airiam), Melanie Nicholls-King (Admiral Drake), Oyin Oladejo (Joann Owosekun), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Bryce)

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