With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggle to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.
Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.
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.
While on a mission, Lorca finds himself in the company of a prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler, and an intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd. Meanwhile, Burnham voices her concerns about the repercussions of the spore drive jumps on Ripper.