Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special “gift” for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. And Saru asks for L’Rell’s help.
Stuck in the mirror universe, Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery must find a way to return to their own universe and end the war with the Klingons. Episode 12, titled Vaulting Ambition, is the mid-point between the second half of season 1 and the end of the season.
In anticipation of next week’s episode, CBS has release a number of episodic photos. We also have a clip from the episode, and a look at the trailer.
UPDATE (January 21, 5:15pm ET): Another clip from episode 12
UPDATE (January 21, 4:25pm ET): We have a clip from the episode
Star Trek: Discovery – Episode 12 trailer “Vaulting Ambition”
In the trailer, we see Burnham taking Captain Lorca as a prisoner to the ISS Charon and to deliver him to the waiting Emperor Georgiou. But her emotions and feelings for Georgiou are causing Burnham some internal conflict.
Meanwhile, Tyler has taken a turn for the worse with his mental health. Saru reaches out to L’Rell to help but she appears to be unphased and unconcerned by Tyler’s condition.
Things appear to catch up with Burnham when the Emperor, feeling betrayed and lied to, “insists” Burnham come clean.