The away team encounters the formidable Dr Treng in her underground lair. An all-out battle between the away team and the former long-lost Starfleet officers erupts. In the thick of the confrontation, Counselor Rogg viciously attacks and kills Dr Treng with his bare hands, something the gentle and mild-mannered Dachlyd had never done before. When an opportune window in the atmospheric ionic interference emerges, the away team and the remaining crew of the Columbia are beamed back on board, just in the nick of time before Discovery declares the away team dead and leaves the Kjenta II system. With LtCmdr Eskyys as ACO of the Columbia, both ships begin their long journey home towards DS-285.
But meanwhile on the starbase, CO of DS-285 Captain Victoria Samuelson has officially declared the Discovery and her crew missing in action. A memorial service is planned for them, to be led by Commander Rode Mitchell. Ensign Reni Svalasdottir, fresh out of the Academy but who unfortunately received her posting to the Discovery four weeks too late, is to assist Cmdr Mitchell. Intel officer Ensign Svalasdottir will also work with the commander as well as civilian Jenyys, LtCmdr Eskyysâ wife, in figuring out just what kind of technology the monks used to cause Discovery to vanish in that system.
Tune in to find out what happens when Discovery shows up at her own funeral!