Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Episode 5: What to Expect?

The fourth episode of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ season 2 finally sheds some light on Mariner’s past while the lower deckers undertake a dangerous and challenging mission. As usual, there are some fresh and hilarious twists, and for the first time this season, we get a sense of an overarching story starting to form. If you wish to catch up on the episode’s events, you can head to the recap section. But since you are eager to find out what USS Cerritos’ next mission will entail, here’s all that you need to know about the fifth episode of season 2!

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Episode 5 Release Date

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ season 2 episode 5 is scheduled to release on September 9, 2021, at 3 am ET on Paramount+. The second installment of the animated series comprises ten episodes that have a runtime of 25 minutes each. Fresh episodes of the show arrive on the service every week on Thursdays.

Where to Watch Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Episode 5 Online?

To watch ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ season 2 episode 5, you can head to Paramount+. The new episode will become available starting from the date and time mentioned above. You can also opt to watch the episode on Amazon Prime Video, provided you have added Paramount+ to your subscription.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Episode 5 Spoilers

Episode 5 of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ season 2 will mark the midpoint of the show’s sophomore season, and we could see some shocking revelations in the new episode. It will likely focus on the group’s new mission. So far, the episodes have put Mariner, Tendi, Boimler, and Rutherford in the spotlight, either individually or in pairs. Therefore, the fifth episode could thrust the quartet into uncanny troubles and test their friendship.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ season 2 episode 4 is titled ‘Mugato, Gumato.’ It opens with Boimler and Rutherford taking on Mariner in a Hanbojutsu sparring exercise. The two men learn that Mariner was trained to be a black ops operative. USS Cerritos is assigned a mission to check out a rare Mugato sighting on the distant planet Frylon IV.

Upon arriving at the planet, the electrical storms prevent the ship from doing a radar scan. Hence, a team led by Shaxs is sent to scan the area physically. They find that the Ferengi poachers have been mistreating the creatures. Shaxs’ team faces off against the Ferengi poachers without a backup. During the fight, the Mugato escape and wreak havoc. Whereas Boimler and Rutherford witness Mariner seemingly killing Shaxs.

Later, Boimler and Rutherford reunite with Mariner. She clarifies that she was not trying to kill Shaxs. Instead, she was sucking the Mugato venom out to save him. She also reveals that her background as a covert operative is fake. The party manages to convince the poachers that by keeping the Mugato alive, they will profit more. Tendi, who has been giving crew members health checks all this while, manages to conduct a check-up for a reluctant Doctor T’Ana.

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