‘Vaulting Ambition’ – a Sneak Peek at ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Episode 12

Episode Summary

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.

Episodic photos released by CBS

Members of the Terran Empire bow to their Emperor. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Members of the Terran Empire bow to their Emperor. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Philippa Georgiou in full gear (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Philippa Georgiou in full gear (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Georgiou meets with Michael Burnham after she was presumed dead. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Georgiou meets with Michael Burnham after she was presumed dead. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Georgiou and Michael Burnham share a meal. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Georgiou and Michael Burnham share a meal. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Philippa Georgiou and Michael. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Philippa Georgiou and Michael. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Philippa Georgiou and Michael. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Emperor Philippa Georgiou and Michael. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
A day of reckoning for Gabriel Lorca, a trader of the Terran Empire. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
A day of reckoning for Gabriel Lorca, a trader of the Terran Empire. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Lorca is released from the brig. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Lorca is released from the brig. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Lorca being taken out of the Emperor's presence. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)
Lorca being taken out of the Emperor’s presence. (Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg)

Cadet Tilly and acting Captain Saru discuss Lt. Stamets' condition. (Photo: Jan Thijs)
Cadet Tilly and acting Captain Saru discuss Lt. Stamets’ condition. (Photo: Jan Thijs)
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