“Star Trek: Lower Decks” Season 2 Discussion

The second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks premiered on August 12, 2021 on Paramount+. It will run for 10 episodes until October 14.

This thread is for all the episodes from Season 2. Come back here each week to talk about the latest episode.

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Episode 1: “Strange Energies” (August 12, 2021)

The USS Cerritos is dispatched on a mission where it ends up in a sci-fi event resulting in “strange energy,” which Commander Ransom inadvertently absorbs.

Episode 2: “Kayshon, His Eyes Open” (August 19, 2021)

Our Lower Deckers have trouble bonding with Ensign Jet Manhaver, who has been assigned Boimler’s bunk and shift duties. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse of Boimler’s life on the USS Titan, which is more intense than he thought it would be.

Episode 3: “We’ll Always Have Tom Paris” (August 26, 2021)

Mariner and Tendi team up for a mission to retrieve an heirloom for Dr. T’Ana. Meanwhile, the Cerritos is visited by Lieutenant Tom Paris, much to the excitement of Boimler, who is hoping to meet him. While all this happens, Rutherford is haunted by the mystery surrounding the reappearance of a familiar presence on the Cerritos.

Episode 4: “Mugato, Gumato” (Sept. 2, 2021)


The USS Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.

Episode 5: “An Embarrassment of Dooplers” (Sept. 9, 2021)

Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

Episode 6: “The Spy Humongous” (Sept. 16, 2021)

Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world. Anomaly consolidation day on the USS Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions.

Episode 7: “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie” (Sept. 23, 2021)

Mariner and Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary – his mother, the Queen.

Episode 8: “I, Excretus” (Sept. 30, 2021)

A consultant arrives on the USS Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.

Episode 9: “wej Duj” (Oct. 7, 2021)

Boimler tries to find a bridge buddy while the USS Cerritos crew has down time during a long warp trip. We see the crew on the lower decks of a Vulcan science vessel and a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, as well.

Episode 10: “First First Contact” (Oct. 14, 2021)

In the season two finale, the USS Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.