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The finale of the first season of “Star Trek Discovery” has opened doors to some exciting prospects for season 2. Here’s a look at what can be expected in the next chapter of Michael Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) life. The following article contains spoilers of episodes that have already aired.

The first big encounter of next season has already been revealed. Michael will be meeting Captain Pike and the other crew members of the USS Enterprise. The new story arc may be established right away.

The first season focuses on a mistake that Michael committed. The finale shows her redemption as she puts an end to the war without forgoing the principles of the Federation.

The Discovery ship currently has no captain. They were on their way to pick up the new captain but got delayed when they answered a distress call from the Enterprise. The first episode or two may deal with Pike's problem, after which viewers may be introduced to the new captain and the challenges he or she will bring.

There also has to be a new enemy in season 2. The war against the Klingons has ended for now, and it may reignite sometime later, but right now there may be a new threat. Amongst the enemies this time around could be Romulans, the Borg, the Gorn, Ferengi or the Cardassians. There are also individual villains that Michael may face, like Khan and Q.

“Star Trek Discovery” season 2 is expected to be released sometime in 2019. It takes a lot of time and effort to film a sci-fi show, so the producers want to make sure they get it right.