Like Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) at the end of the Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 premiere, it’s time to patiently wait. But unlike Burnham, you’re not waiting for the rest of the crew of your starship to pop through a wormhole (I mean, I’m assuming), you’re waiting for the next episode of Star Trek: Discovery. So when will Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Episode 2 premiere? Let’s journey through time (i.e., keep reading) to find out.
When does Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Episode 2 premiere on CBS All Access?
New episodes of Discovery premiere every Thursday at 12am PT / 3am ET, meaning the second episode of Season 3 will drop on Thursday, October 22. That’s a whole week you’ll have to wait to find out how Burnham and her new friend Cleveland “Book” Booker (David Ajala) are faring, stranded 930 years in Burnham’s future.
Can you give me a quick Star Trek: Discovery season premiere recap?
Uhhh… First of all, why are you wondering about watching Episode 2 if you haven’t watched Episode 1? You know what? None of my business. But in case you did miss “That Hope Is You,” here’s a quick breakdown:
After crashing through a wormhole 930 years in the future of Burnham’s future, which works out to the year 3188, she sent her timesuit back through the collapsing wormhole in order to tie up a loose end from Season 2. Only problem? The skeleton crew piloting Discovery who was supposed to be following her didn’t make it through… Yet. As established at the end of the episode, due to Time Travel Rulez they could show up a minute later, or a thousand years later, or not at all. Spoiler: they’re gonna show up, don’t worry.
Meanwhile, Burnham has discovered that about a century earlier the Federation was wrecked and the entire galaxy hobbled by an event called The Burn. Though we don’t know a lot about what it is, we do know that it destroyed most of the Dilithium in warp cores, meaning due to the scarcity of the crystal, ships are now barely able to travel planet to planet, let alone galaxy to galaxy.
There’s hope, though… Remnants of the Federation remain, and Burnham is hoping to find out what caused The Burn, unite the Federation, and find her friends in the future before it’s too late. You know, typical Burnham stuff.
Who is David Ajala, who plays Cleveland “Book” Booker?
The London born actor has a long history on stage and screen, but genre fans will probably know him best from one of two TV shows. Ajala played Burton on the short-lived dream-focused sci-fi series Falling Water, and complex villain Manchester Black on The CW’s Supergirl. On Discovery, Book seems to be your typical Han Solo-esque smuggler, ferrying supplies back and forth as a so-called Courier. But really, he’s using his ship to find Transworms, enormous creatures who are quick to eat bad guys, but are also docile and playful. Most of them either died out or were stolen by poachers, so Book is working to return to them to a preserve so the species can hopefully continue. Nice guy!
What’s the rest of the schedule for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3?
Here are the expected air dates for the rest of the season!
Episode 2: October 22
Episode 3: October 29
Episode 4: November 5
Episode 5: November 12
Episode 6: November 19
Episode 7: November 26
Episode 8: December 3
Episode 9: December 10
Episode 10: December 17
Episode 11: December 24
Episode 12: December 31
Episode 13: January 7, 2021
Can I watch Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 on Hulu or Netflix?
If you’re international — and if so, my deepest congratulations — then yes, Star Trek: Discovery is on Netflix. However, it is not on Hulu. You can catch the show on CBS All Access, or on Prime Video with the CBS All Access add-on. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery will air on broadcast for the first time starting September 24 at 10/9c, which means you may be able to see Season 3 through your bunny ears eventually, but not in 2020.
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