'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Episode 3 Preview: Michael Burnham and crew are heading back to Earth

Michael Burnham and their crew have reunited and are now heading towards Earth as they try to bring back the Federation


                            'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Episode 3 Preview: Michael Burnham and crew are heading back to Earth
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The introduction to the 32nd Century has been split into two stories — Michael Burnham's (Sonequa Martin-Green) and then the arrival of the crew of the Discovery, each of them looking at the new future from a different angle. Now, they're all reunited, safe in the future, after having saved the world from Control, but what do they do now?

One thing is for sure, they can't go home. At least, not the way they are now. All records of the Discovery have been wiped from Starfleet's records, in fact, in order to avoid the return of Control. For the sake of the past, Discovery must remain in the future. Now that they're reunited, they need to figure out what to do with their lives in the future — especially because without the Federation are any of them truly Starfleet officers anymore? As far as the future is concerned, the USS Discovery is a rogue agent clinging to an organization that's long dead. The Discovery has gone farther than it's ever gone before, and for the moment, it's very, very lost.

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Burnham may have the answers they need. She's been in the future for over a year now, waiting for Discovery to show up and in that time she's been busy. The sneak peek for the season has shown that Burnham has been investigating the cause of The Burn, which was responsible for crippling travel in the galaxy and dissolving the Federation. The preview for the next episode shows that while the Discovery has saved the future, it's not a future they're happy with. The crew has a lot of work to do to save the future all over again and re-establish the Federation.

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Now that they're together, they have to find out what caused the universe's dilithium supply to explode in the Burn, how to expose the reason behind it and re-establish warp-capable ships to unite the galaxy again. As insurmountable as that task seems, it's never that straightforward, as the preview for the next episode also shows foes beaming onto the Discovery as they make their way towards Earth. Who are these new foes, and what makes them stand in Discovery's way? Answers await in the next episode of 'Star Trek: Discovery'.

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This episode of 'Star Trek: Discovery' releases on October 29 on CBS All Access.