The first half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season is approaching at warp speed, but will the crew even get to use warp drive again? Or their nifty new spore drive? Details from the season 2 synopsis suggest something big will happen in episode 9, “Into the Forest I Go.”

On Thursday, CBS revealed the exact air date of the second half of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery; Sunday, January 7, 2018. This will be considered the “second chapter” of the first season of Discovery and will consist of six additional episodes. This means the season finale for the entire first season of Discovery will happen on February 11, 2018. The synopsis revealed by CBS suggests the crew will face some pretty huge changes in the forthcoming 9th episode, “Into the Forest I Go.” Here’s the official release from CBS All-Access:

While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.

At this point, this synopsis could literally mean anything. What is “unfamiliar” territory? Does that mean Klingon space? Another dimension? Another galaxy? So far, the entire first season of Discovery has subverted expectations and created all sorts of plot twists, meaning the Fall mid-season finale probably won’t be what we’ve expected or predicted. At all. But, like the entire series, it will be bold.

In the trailer released on Thursday, Michael Burnham looks like she’s going to battle to the death with Kol, the leader of the Klingon house Kor. Does he have a secret about someone she knows? And what’s going on with Admiral Cornwell?


The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery airs this Sunday, November 12 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on CBS All Access.

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