The final episode of the fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives on Thursday. Paramount+ is keeping things tight when it comes to spoilers, not even revealing the title. However, a new clip offers some SPOILER clues.
Lower Decks Season 4 Finale clip
This new clip via IGN picks up after the episode 9 (“The Inner Fight”) cliffhanger, showing Mariner facing off with Nick Locarno (voiced by Voyager’s Robert Duncan McNeill) who was revealed to be the one behind the mystery ship story of the season.
Nova Squadron is back!
In the new clip, we learn that the mystery ship has a name: Nova One. In the TNG episode “The First Duty” Nick Locarno was the leader of the elite Nova Squadron at Starfleet Academy, which also included Wesley Crusher and Sito Jaxa. Episode 9 revealed that Mariner was close friends with Sito at the Academy, which explains why she also knows Locarno. In “The First Duty” Nick was expelled after one member of the squad was killed performing the banned Kolvoord Starburst maneuver. As explained in our easter egg analysis for episode 409 the emblem on Locarno’s jacket, and seen on the Klingon ship is a diagram of that banned maneuver.
In the above clip, you can see that emblem on the alien ships that have been disappearing all season and Nick reveals he has been recruiting them to join his new “Nova Fleet.”
The season four finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks arrives on Paramount+ on Thursday, November 2.
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