The first part of the Star Trek: Discovery season finale “Such Sweet Sorrow” set up the final showdown with Control. So what’s next?
The teaser for next week’s episode (titled “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2”) attached to Thursday’s episode gives us a glimpse at the epic battle with the Section 31 fleet. We also get a look at Michael’s great leap. To get ready for the end of the season, we are giving this promo the full TrekMovie screencap and analysis treatment. As usual, the following contains spoilers.
[WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW]
Prepare for battle
The USS Enterprise and USS Discovery surrounded by Section 31 fleet
Spock and Michael run through Discovery corridor
The Enterprise launches shuttles
Captain Pike on the Enterprise says “This is Captain Pike. We have one job: protect Commander Burnham until she reaches her target. Section 31 is in our way…”
Georgiou on the bridge of the Discovery
Detmer at her station on the bridge (Georgiou behind)
Large Section 31 ship launches a squadron of smaller craft, possibly drones
Pike finishes his speech saying “Get it done.”
Michael’s great leap
A shuttle piloted by Spock lifts off in Discovery’s shuttle bay, with Michael Burnham in Red Angel suit preparing to jump
Saru in captain’s chair on Discovery counts down “In five, four, three, two, mark!”
Michael readies herself to leap into space
Spock in Discovery shuttle
Discovery and Enterprise engage the enemy
Michael runs to the shuttle bay exit
Michael leaps into space
An explosion on Enterprise bridge
The battle continues
Crew on Discovery slides as corridor pitches with an explosion behind a closed bulkhead door
Discovery fires phaser (blue) and receives phaser fire (red)
Photon torpedo heads towards saucer of USS Enterprise (as foreseen in time crystal visions in part 1 of finale)
A console explodes on the bridge of the Enterprise
Through the hole
Spock’s shuttle and Michael land on the hull of a ship
Spock yells “Go Michael, now!”
Burnham views her heads up display which includes “Red Signal 04”
A close-up of Michael
The Red Angel suit’s wings deployed as Michael heads into a wormhole
Michael flies towards the wormhole
Michael passes through the wormhole
What does this all mean?
Our speculation is that our main Discovery crew is about to head into the future, which is where (when!) season 3 will be taking place. There will be a reason Spock leaves Discovery before they jump, to get him back to the Enterprise where we know he continues serving under Pike, and will eventually serve under James T. Kirk. Once the Discovery leaps into the future, the sphere data is safe from Control, and it will be clear why no other ships are using the spore drive.
“Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” debuts Thursday, April 18th.
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.
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