The second episode of the fourteen-episode second season of Star Trek: Discovery will be released tomorrow, Thursday, January 24th. It is titled “New Eden,” and now we know what the next four episodes will be titled.
Episodes 3-6 of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 get titles
CBS has yet to officially reveal episode titles for any episodes beyond tomorrow’s “New Eden,” however due to the series also airing in Canada on the Space cable network, titles are available to see in regular TV listings. The following titles come from the TV listings site TV Passport (first spotted by Trek Collective). We have added some of our thoughts on them, along with matching some previously released official photos with their episodes.
Episode 3: “Point of Light” (January 31)
The point of light referenced in the title may simply reference one of the seven red bursts that are the core mysteries of the second season. It may also be a reference to Boreth, the planet where Klingon monks await Kahless’ return. Kahless is fabled to have said “Look for me there, on that point of light” as he pointed to the star of the Boreth system. From the one publicity image released, we know this episode will feature Michelle Yeoh as the exiled Terran Emperor Georgiou, now working for Section 31. Her costume indicates she will be working undercover on Qo’noS, the Klingon homeworld. It is therefore likely this episode will also feature Mary Chieffo as High Chancellor L’Rell and Shazad Latif as Tyler.
Episode 4: “An Obol for Charon” (February 7)
“Charon’s obol” is a phrase for a ritual where a coin is placed in a deceased person’s mouth by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The coin was to pay Charon, the ferryman who would convey souls into the underworld. The title implies that someone could die in the episode, or possibly come near death, or maybe even return from death (Culber). We also know from the two available publicity stills that this episode will feature Rebecca Romijn in the role of Number One, indicating that the USS Discovery may rendezvous with the USS Enterprise.
Episode 5: “Saints of Imperfection” (February 14)
No real clues about the episode are indicated from the title, except that it fits in with the spiritual aspect of the season’s theme of science versus faith. We know that this episode will feature Michelle Yeoh again, on board the USS Discovery and disguised as Captain Phillipa Georgiou.
Episode 6: “The Sounds of Thunder” (February 21)
Your guess is as good as ours for this title. There is a Ray Bradbury short story titled “A Sound of Thunder” about the risks of time travel. And with no official images released so far, episode 6 will remain a bit more of a mystery for now. CBS has released an image of episode 7 featuring Ethan Peck, possibly indicating the seventh episode of season two has the first appearance of the adult Spock for the season.
Caveat: As the above titles are not yet confirmed by CBS, there is a possibility these are not the final titles. Before CBS started announcing titles in advance during the middle and later parts of the first season, Canadian TV listings did prove accurate and the title for episode 3 on TVPassport (“Point of Light”) matches the title for episode 3 on the official Space.ca website.
Rewatch the trailers
Trailers for the season mainly use footage from early episodes, especially the season two premiere (“Brother”). So, re-watching the three trailers, and using the process of elimination of elements from “Brother,” along with matching the above images to their episodes, may now offer some more insights into the upcoming episodes.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else. The second season debuted on All Access and Space on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, and on Netflix January 18, 2019.
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