The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Discovery
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2019
Set roughly ten years before the events of the original Star Trek, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations, while exploring the franchise's signature contemporary themes. The season-long story line revolves around an incident and an event in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never been explored.
#1 - Into the Forest I Go
Season 1 - Episode 9
Bypassing Starfleet's orders, Lorca uses the U.S.S. Discovery crew's ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.
#2 - New Eden
Season 2 - Episode 2
A new signal appears, prompting Stamets' emotional return to the mycelial network and leading Burnham, Pike and Owosekun to a pre-warp planet, where they face a complex ethical dilemma. Tilly's overeagerness lands her in trouble but when the planet - and Discovery's landing party - are threatened, her curiosity may be the one thing that can save them.
#3 - What's Past is Prologue
Season 1 - Episode 13
Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery.
#4 - Vaulting Ambition
Season 1 - Episode 12
Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L'Rell's help.
#5 - Brother
Season 2 - Episode 1
The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joins forces with Captain Pike to unravel the mystery of seven mysterious red signals that have appeared across the universe.
#6 - The War Without, the War Within
Season 1 - Episode 14
Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.
#7 - Will You Take My Hand?
Season 1 - Episode 15
With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.
#8 - Context Is for Kings
Season 1 - Episode 3
Michael's shuttle is intercepted by Captain Gabriel Lorca of the mysterious U.S.S. Discovery, who orders her to join a dangerous recovery mission.
#9 - Battle at the Binary Stars
Season 1 - Episode 2
Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.
#10 - The Wolf Inside
Season 1 - Episode 11
The crew continues their guise, and Burnham is ordered on a merciless mission to end the resistance in hopes of returning home. Meanwhile, Tilly works on restoring Stamets’ neurofunction.
#11 - Despite Yourself
Season 1 - Episode 10
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.
#12 - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry
Season 1 - Episode 4
Voq faces a powerful challenge in his pursuit of T'Kuvma's agenda, while Michael discovers a possible solution to the ship's propulsion difficulties.
#14 - Choose Your Pain
Season 1 - Episode 5
When Lorca is kidnapped by the Klingons and imprisoned with an eccentric cell mate, the Discovery is assigned to rescue him despite Michael's doubts.
#15 - An Obol for Charon
Season 2 - Episode 4
A mysterious sphere threatens the U.S.S. Discovery even as May, in her original form, implements a plan that puts Tilly’s life in danger. Saru and Burnham’s bond grows when Saru is forced to acknowledge a deeply unsettling Kelpien truth. Pike receives new intel on Spock from a loyal friend.
#16 - Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad
Season 1 - Episode 7
A figure familiar to Lorca and Lt. Tyler from the Klingon prison ship attacks the Discovery, intending to deliver the ship to their former captors.
#17 - The Vulcan Hello
Season 1 - Episode 1
Commander Michael Burnham of the Federation starship U.S.S. Shenzhou disputes her captain's peaceful stance when their ship encounters hostile forces.
#19 - Point of Light
Season 2 - Episode 3
A surprise visitor to the U.S.S. Discovery brings shocking news about Spock and dredges up past regrets for Burnham. Following the asteroid incident, Tilly struggles to keep a grip on her reality. L'Rell's authority on Qo'noS is threatened.