Season 1

Episode Guide

Second Contact

S1 E1
Aug 06, 2020
Series premiere. Ensign Tendi has her first day of work on Starfleet's U.S.S. Cerritos, where she meets fellow support crew members, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler and Rutherford. Meanwhile, Boimler is tasked with a secret special assignment and Rutherford attempts to keep his dating life intact while a sci-fi disaster strikes the ship.

Envoys

S1 E2
Aug 13, 2020
After a high profile mission goes awry, Boimler is further plagued with self-doubt when Mariner proves herself to be a more naturally talented sci-fi badass than he. Rutherford quits his job in engineering and explores other departments on the U.S.S. Cerritos.

Temporal Edict

S1 E3
Aug 20, 2020
A new work protocol eliminating "buffer time" has the Lower Decks crew running ragged as they try to keep up with their tightened schedules. Ensign Mariner and Commander Ransom's mutual lack of respect comes to a head during an away mission.

Moist Vessel

S1 E4
Aug 27, 2020
Captain Freeman seeks the ultimate payback after Mariner blatantly disrespects her in front of the crew. A well-meaning Tendi accidentally messes up a Lieutenant's attempt at spiritual ascension and tries to make it right.

Cupid's Errant Arrow

S1 E5
Sep 03, 2020
Mariner is suspicious of Boimler's new girlfriend. Tendi and Rutherford grow jealous of a bigger starship's gear.

Terminal Provocations

S1 E6
Sep 10, 2020
The lovable, but awkward, Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.

Much Ado About Boimler

S1 E7
Sep 17, 2020
Mariner tries to impress her best friend from Starfleet Academy who is now a visiting Captain. Boimler is sent to a Starfleet medical ship after a transporter accident puts him "out of phase."

Veritas

S1 E8
Sep 24, 2020
Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

Crisis Point

S1 E9
Oct 01, 2020
Mariner repurposes Boimler's holodeck program to cast herself as the villain in a Lower Decks style movie.

No Small Parts

S1 E10
Oct 08, 2020
Season finale. The U.S.S. Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.