Star Trek: Lower Decks' Finale Packed a Year of Hell Into 22 Minutes

Star Trek: Lower Decks' Finale Packed a Year of Hell Into 22 Minutes

Star Trek loves itself an explosive storyline or six, season finale or otherwise, modern Trek or classic. Lower Decks is no exception to this, but if its first season finale leveled a kind of threat unforeseen at that point in the show, its second season goes even bigger into a full-on disaster movie epic—but it never loses sight of the things that matter to the show most. “First First Contact,” as the name implies, kicks things off in suitably Lower Decks fashion, even if the stakes are a little higher than usual already. In light of her extensive work attempting to quell the Federation’s skirmishes with the Pakleds, Captain Freeman has been tasked with directly attending a first contact mission for once, despite the Cerritos’ usual status as a second …
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