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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 8 Breakdown & References - "The Sanctuary"

The Discovery jumps to Book's home planet to protect it from Osyraa, leader of the Emerald Chain. Greg and Chastity break down the plot and Easter eggs from "The Sanctuary".

In Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Episode 8, Book's home planet, Kwejian, is being threatened by Osyraa and the Emerald Chain. The Discovery jumps to Kwejian to assist the citizens as observers. We learn about Book's history and falling out with his family, including his brother, Kyheem. Kyheem contacted Book because Osyraa wants Ryn, the Andorian.

Meanwhile, Georgiou's health is declining and her condition is serious. Culber says she's in the early stages of brain dysfunction, so he and Dr. Pollard perform a scan on Georgiou's entire body, system by system. Unfortunately, Georgiou has another episode with traumatic visions during the scan. We have a theory on what might be going on with Georgiou, based on something that had happened to Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager.

Adira and Stamets combined the SB-19 data from Ni'Var with the date from the recovered black boxes to find where The Burn started. But with this information comes another mystery involving the song we've heard in previous episodes from the seed ship recordings and Grey's cello playing. Stamets also learns that Adira (Blu del Barrio) is non-binary. Chastity and Greg recap the story and Star Trek references from Episode 8 and discuss Star Trek: Discovery Season 3's villain issue.