CBS has yet to officially reveal any Star Trek: Discovery episode titles beyond tomorrow’s tomorrow’s episode “The Sound of Thunder,” however due to the series airing in Canada on the Space cable network, titles are available to see in regular TV listings.
Episodes 7-11 of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 get titles
The following titles come from the TV listings site TV Passport. (While not official, the TV listing site has proven accurate in the past.) As before, there are no synopses available for these episodes, but we have added some of our thoughts on them. There are also previously released publicity images for a couple of these episodes.
UPDATE: Titles have been subsequently removed from TVPassport, so the following should be considered very much unofficial and possibly not final titles.
Episode 7: “Light and Shadows ” (February 28)
Based on the information in the CBS images and the fact that we know episode 6 focuses on Saru, we’re pretty sure this episode is the first appearance of adult Spock, played by Ethan Peck. The concept of Light and Shadow also refer to good and evil or truth and lies, which could tie into the science vs. faith theme for the season. It could also indicate a return of the Section 31 storyline, which is an ongoing plot thread of the season.
Episode 8: “If Memory Serves” (March 7)
This is a common idiom for remembering past details. Spock uses the idiom in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home when he recalls Earth’s “dubious flirtation with nuclear fission” during the 20th century. There have been hints that time travel could be involved in the second season.
It is also possible that this episode involves flashbacks to Spock and Michael’s past, which have been seen before on Discovery, including in the season two premiere which featured a young Spock and Burnham. If Memory Serves is also the title of a satirical play by Jonathan Tolins.
Episode 9: “Project Daedalus” (March 14)
Daedalus was a skilled craftsman in Greek mythology. He created the Labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur was kept. He also famously, created wings for himself and his son Icarus, who was warned not to fly too high.
In a more Trek related reference, Daedalus could refer to the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Daedalus,” which featured the inventor of the transporter Emory Erikson, whose name was added (very subtly) to the Discovery title sequence this season. There was also a real Project Daedalus which was a study conducted in the 1970s by the British Interplanetary Society to design a plausible unmanned interstellar spacecraft. We also know that this episode was written by Michelle Paradise and directed by Jonathan Frakes.
Episode 10: “The Red Angel ” (March 21)
Of course one of the central mysteries of the second season is the Red Angel, which appears around occurrences of the seven bursts. The Red Angel also appeared to Spock at a young age and the one publicity photo for this episode features Spock, so it seems as if the Discovery crew may finally come face-to-face with the Red Angel in episode 10.
Episode 11: “Perpetual Infinity ” (March 28)
This one is perhaps the most mysterious of the titles. The title could be suggesting the concept that the universe is infinite and ever-renewing. This is an idea we’ve heard from Stamets this season; in “Saints of Imperfection” he references “Lavoisier’s Law,” which states “nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.”
Still more to be seen
This latest reveal of titles takes us most of the way through the second season, with just three more titles to be revealed for the fourteen-episode long season.
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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