After Freeman’s master plan goes awry, she ends up in jail. Now, however, it’s her daughter’s responsibility to save her in Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 Episode 1. Can she save her mother? It is not possible to save her alone. But with the help of some friends, she can deduce a plan to prove her mother’s innocence. However, the path will not be easy at all. Keep reading to know more.
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 Episode 1: What Happens Next?
The next episode, “Grounded”, will focus on Captain Freeman. She eventually achieved her goal, but her one mistake led to the destruction of Pakled Planet. But despite her attempt to prove her innocence, the investigator decides to punish her. Now Freeman faces a military tribunal and Mariner enlists the help of her friends to save her mother. She derives a plan to go rogue and steal the spaceship to free Freeman. However, she will spoil Rutherford’s date.
A quick summary!
The second season finale kicked off with the crew engaged in a new mission. They had to rescue a Starfleet ship, but rescue an alien civilization as part of their first contact mission. The Cerritos were tasked with joining forces with a race called Leuperians in their first contact mission. There Captain Freeman met her old friend Sonia Gomez. While the mission could lead Freeman to promotion, she failed to hand over command to her crew. However, Beckett Mariner heard about this and shared it with her junior officer friends. She seemed worried that a stricter commanding officer might replace her mother.
Meanwhile, Rutherford suffered from outages that caused automated alerts to block his view. Mariner briefed the bridge crew about Freeman’s promotion. But the rest of the senior officers had some grudges when she left everyone behind. As for D’Vana Tendi, she suspected that Dr. T’Ana was willing to transfer her because she believed she had no medical skills. Later, Tendi and Sam Rutherford went on tour thinking she only had a few days left on the ship. Soon, Tendi recovered his vision, giving him full access to the field.
Freeman and Mariner reconciled as the Cerritos arrived to keep the Archimedes in stable orbit before it could strike the Leuperians. Finally, their initial contact with Leuperians went according to their plan, and Tendi learned that T’Ana was moving her to the science department, which best suited her interests and natural strengths. In a stunning twist, Freeman finally got a promotion, but was taken into custody for destroying the Pakled planet. Although she revealed it was part of their plan, the investigators decided to take strict action against her.
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 Episode 1: Release Date
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 Episode 1, titled “Grounded,” will air on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST on Paramount+. The all-new episode follows a weekly release schedule. You can also watch Star Trek: Lower Decks on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you informed.