Spock has left his post as Chief Science Officer aboard the USS Enterprise . Now Star Trek fans know exactly where he's gone
SPOILERS for Star Trek: Discovery Episode 202, "New Eden," follow.
Fans know that Spock, played by Ethan Peck, is coming to Star Trek: Discovery in Season Two. However, despite the title "Brother," Cmdr. Michael Burnham foster sibling did not appear in the show's season two premiere (which can now be watched for free on YouTube). The second episode of the new season, "New Eden," sheds some light on the situation.
In "Brother," Spock's commanding officer, Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), also took control of Discovery to investigate a series of red signals that appeared throughout the galaxy. He beamed over with a tactical officer and a science officer. Burnham expected the science officer to be Spock, but instead it was another officer, Lt. Connelley
Burnham later asks to beam aboard the Enterprise to speak with Spock. Pike tells here that it's not possible because Spock isn't aboard the Enterprise having taken leave weeks ago. Pike tells Burnham that he does know where Spock goes, but grants Burnham permission to go to the Enterprise and investigate Spock's quarters. There, Burnham finds Spock's final log aboard the Enterprise . Encoded within is a map of the red signals that Spock created weeks before the bursts actually appeared.
In "New Eden," Burnham brings this information to Pike. Learning that spocks can be connected to the red signals prompts Pike to reveal that he does actually know where spock is.
Spock committed to the psychiatric ward at Starbase 5. decides that the urgency of Discovery current mission supersedes Spock's desire for privacy.
Knowing that Spock is a psychiatric ward explaining what we know about his appearance in Star Trek : Discovery . Being committed may explain why he hasn't bothered to shave. Discovery Discovery Star Trek: Discovery Season Two trailer
Star Trek: Discovery has revealed that Spock struggled with nightmares as a child and that nightmares recently returned to him. Struggling to understand those nightmares and regain control over his fear may drove Spock to commit himself, but it seems like the fate of the galaxy may now rest on his shoulders.
What do you think of Spock committing himself to Starbase 5's psychiatric ward?
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