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Star Trek Discovery season 3, episode 2: Saru and Tilly take control in mission to reunite with Burnham

Star Trek: Discovery’s season 3 catches up with the rest of the fleet as they head out on a mission to find Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin Green).

While last week revealed to viewers that Burnham has crash-landed 960 years into the future and forged an alliance with a ‘courier’ named Booker (David Ajala), the fleet are currently none the wiser, and are confused as to where their leader has gone. 

Crash landing without her, the team need to rely on each other to figure out what to do next. 

With Saru (Doug Jones) in charge, the spaceship is in urgent need of repair if they’re ever to find her, figure out where exactly in the universe they are, and not die from exposure. 

No pressure, then. 

The desolate planet is not considered a home to many – especially after the effects of The Burn – with a small civilization who call themselves The Colony one of the few groups of people who live there. 

Saru and Tilly (Mary Wiseman) broker a deal with the locals to get the technology they need, and learn about the collapse of the Federation.  

But they run into trouble in the form of cruel Zareh (Jake Weber) who tracks them down and starts a fight, promising danger for coming into his turf if they don’t do as he asks.

Thankfully, Emperor Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) was on hand, and after following Saru and Tilly manages to take out the bad guys single-handedly, like the born fighter she is. 

While undeniably grateful for saving their lives, it’s clear that Saru and Georgiou are fighting for who is considered alpha in this brand new situation – and who should really be leading the fleet. 

Meanwhile, on ship, the team are struggling to get everyone back to health after the crash landing, and are even putting themselves in jeopardy in order to get the ship back in working order. 

Thankfully, after a dangerous mission that could have some serious ramifications, the work was completed, just. 

However, Discovery is then captured and removed from the land, being brought somewhere new – when a familiar face communicates with them. 

It’s Burnham, complete with a brand new look, and beaming after finally finding her team – after searching for more than a year. 

What she’s been up to in that year, and what will happen now she’s back with her fleet, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out. 

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

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