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Star Trek: Discovery will lose two major characters at end of season 2

Star Trek: Discovery will lose two major characters at the end of its second season.

The CBS series welcomed two new cast members in the form of Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn in season 2, who play the roles of classic Trek characters Captain Christopher Pike and Number One respectively.

However, Deadline is reporting that both Mount and Romijn will exit the show at the end of the season, in a move that will see Discovery come full circle and sync up with the timeline of the first ever Star Trek episode. Sad faces all round.

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It's likely that Discovery's second season could result in a tragic end for Pike, as the original 1960s Star Trek series features Pike as paralysed, disfigured and mute.

Depressingly, it means the end of the current season could show viewers how Pike ended up with such severe physical and psychological scars, as previously teased by Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman.

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"This season we get inside his character in a way that we we didn’t get to do in the films," he also told Deadline.

"And the fact that we will synchronise with canon by the end of this season, that means we may see shades of where we all know Pike will end up."

Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS All Access in the US and on Netflix in the UK.

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