This week, Star Trek: Lower Decks continues into the second half of the season with episode seven. We have details and a single first-look image. We also put together the clues for what has been described as a “bananas” episode.
“A Mathematically Perfect Redemption”
The seventh episode of season 3 is called “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption.” The episode was written by Ann Kim and directed by Jason Zurek. It arrives on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 6.
A wayward Starfleet ensign struggles to find a path to redemption.
The “bananas” return of Peanut Hamper?
Paramount+ only released a single image this week so they are keeping this episode as a mystery but there are some clues regarding what to expect. In her recent TrekMovie.com interview, Tawny Newsome pointed to this episode as a favorite, saying:
I will say that 307 is so bananas. But it is an episode to do with a fringe character, and I’ll say it is so wild. And I love it so much. It’s so strange. So just strap in! Strap in.
The “wayward Starfleet ensign” which Tawny describes as a “fringe character” is likely Peanut Hamper, the Exocomp ensign that went AWOL in the season one finale “No Small Parts.” The episode title “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption” is another clue as Peanut Hamper chose her name because it was the “mathematically perfect name.”
Peanut Hamper was first teased in the teaser poster released in April.
At San Diego Comic-Con Executive producer Mike McMahan confirmed the return saying:
We’ve got the nefarious exocomp Peanut Hamper returning. It’s just so much fun.
And he told EW:
I am excited for the Peanut Hamper episode. She comes back. She causes a ruckus. It’s very exciting… she’s a bit of a pill.
Peanut Hamper can also be seen briefly in the season 3 trailer released at SDCC.
New episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks stream Thursdays in the USA on Paramount+ and CTV Sci-Fi in Canada (where it’s also available to stream on Crave). It streams on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video in international territories around the world. In Latin America, Lower Decks debuts (both seasons 1 and 2) in September.
Keep up with all the news and reviews from the new Star Trek Universe on TV at TrekMovie.com.
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Peanut Hamper was designed to be a tool, yet people are surprised when she acts like one.
LOL, nice one!
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