The crew will try to save people from an extinction level event in “Star Trek Discovery” Season 2, episode 2. A preview video of the next episode shows the ship entering the orbit of a planet where the lives of the people are in danger. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), who relinquished his position as the captain of the ship, will lead a landing party to investigate the problem and save the people there.

A preview video of the next episode posted on Instagram shows the Discovery responding to a distress call. The people on a planet are under attack, but there is no alien threat. The human population on this planet appears to be primitive, and they are facing extinction for some reason. It isn’t clear what is causing the extinction level event.

The other mystery that will be explored in the episode is how these people, who seem to be technologically less advanced, managed to reach this planet in the first place. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) will be joining the landing party led by Pike to investigate the situation.

This is the first of the two episodes that “Star Trek” veteran Jonathan Frakes directed. The episode will be action-packed, and at the same time, there is an emotional core to the plot. The preview video teased Pike getting injured and facing imminent death.

The main theme of “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 2 is the mysterious red bursts that appeared across the galaxy. On the emotional side, the season will explore the relationship between Michael and her foster brother, Spock (Ethan Peck).

According to one theory posted on Screen Rant, it is possible that Spock developed feelings for Michael, and the relationship may have become embarrassing for the two of them. There is a rift between the foster siblings, and the cause of this rift isn’t known to either Sarek (James Frain) or Pike.

Spock hasn’t appeared on the show yet. While the fans wait to see the Vulcan, there’s another character who has yet to be seen. Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) will be busy rebuilding the Klingon Empire.

In a recent interview with Trek Movie, Latif said that his character will spend a lot of time in self-reflection on the show this year. Ash will return to Discovery at some point, but he will be eating his lunch alone. There are unresolved issues between him and Michael, and Season 2 will focus on that as well.

“Star Trek: Discovery” Season 2 airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS All Access.