This week’s episode of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is entitled “The Sound of Thunder.” Here is the official synopsis for the episode, from CBS:
When a new signal appears over Saru’s home planet, Burnham, Saru and the crew embark
on a perilous mission that puts Saru in danger and raises questions about the Red Angel’s
intentions. Hugh struggles to come to terms with his new reality.
Here is the trailer for the episode, released via Netflix:
It appears, unless CBS is playing us with a massive redirect, that there will be no actual appearance from Spock yet again in this episode.
There’s a theory floating around online that posits the question: are the Ba’ul really Kelpiens in disguise? Both “species” do seem to share some traits in terms of stature, similarities in their extended digits, etc., so it’s possible…
One item that seems to be going largely unnoticed by other online news outlets: in the photo of Airiam provided by CBS, the caption has her name listed as “Airiam 2.5,” which I believe is the first time this has ever been presented. Official CBS photos from last season that featured the character are captioned simply as “Airiam” – are we in for the beginning of an Airiam back-story? Members of the creative team have hinted in previous interviews that this would be the case this season. ‘Discovery’ also made a casting change for season 2, as Hannah Cheesman now portrays the character, replacing Sarah Mitch in the first season.
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