CBS will air Star Trek: Discovery’s last episode of 2017, “Into the Forest I Go,” on Sunday, November 12th. After it airs, fans will have to wait until the new year to see what happens next. Fortunately, the hiatus won’t be that long: the show will return on January 7th.
Set roughly a decade before The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows a disgraced Starfleet officer named Michael Burnham. When war breaks out between the Federation and Klingons, she’s assigned to serve on the USS Discovery, where she’s tasked with helping the ship and crew bring the war to a conclusion. When the network announced the series’s September release date, it revealed that the first season would be split into two “chapters.” The second chapter begins with the show’s 10th episode, “Despite Yourself.”
Chapter 2 will contain the season’s remaining six episodes, and will run through February 11th. According to CBS, the show will apparently find the crew of the USS Discovery in “unfamiliar territory,” and they’ll have to get creative about ways to return home. In this week’s episode, the crew came face-to-face with the Klingon Empire over the planet Pahvo, after the planet’s native species summoned them, hoping to resolve their conflict.
After that, it’ll be a longer wait for the show to return: CBS recently announced that it renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a second season, but that announcement didn’t come with further details about a second season release date, or the number of episodes or chapters planned for season 2.