Reviews of Lower Decks are written and posted as the series airs. Please note that all reviews contain spoilers.
Season 1 (2020)
8/6/2020. Second Contact — Four young ensigns aboard the USS Cerritos prepare to do their part in a follow-up mission to a world recently contacted by the Federation, but things go awry when an alien virus infects the crew.
8/13/2020. Envoys — Boimler and Mariner escort a Klingon general to a planet for a conference while Rutherford considers a series of career changes aboard the Cerritos.
8/20/2020. Temporal Edict — Captain Freeman orders a new policy aboard the ship that forces everyone to meet strict new productivity standards.
8/27/2020. Moist Vessel — Mariner's pervasive insubordination becomes a topic of Freeman's concern during the investigation of a relic generation starship. Meanwhile, Tendi tries to connect with a fellow officer on a spiritual journey to ascend to a higher plane of existence.
9/3/2020. Cupid's Errant Arrow — When Mariner meets Boimler's long-distance girlfriend during a rendezvous with another Starfleet ship, she becomes convinced the girlfriend is really an alien up to no good.
9/10/2020. Terminal Provocations — As the bridge crew tries to avoid a violent confrontation during a standoff with hostile aliens, the ensigns must contend with an unfolding crisis below decks.
9/17/2020. Much Ado About Boimler — A transporter mishap leaves Boimler in an altered state of existence. Meanwhile, Mariner is reunited with an old friend from her academy days who is now a captain put in temporary command of the Cerritos.
9/24/2020. Veritas — The ensigns are forced to testify by aliens who have put the senior staff on trial.
10/1/2020. Crisis Point — When Freeman orders Mariner to therapy for her most recent transgression, Mariner retreats into the holodeck where she commandeers a program re-enacting life aboard the Cerritos where she can get revenge.
10/8/2020. No Small Parts — After an attack on a Federation starship, the Cerritos investigates the distress call, upon which they are drawn into a deadly encounter.
Season 2 (2021)
8/12/2021. Strange Energies — Ransom is zapped with an alien energy pulse that turns him into a superbeing, leading him to act out over Freeman giving Mariner more autonomy. Meanwhile, Tendi worries that Rutherford's memory loss may negatively impact their friendship.
8/19/2021. Kayshon, His Eyes Open — While Boimler faces action-packed adventures on the Titan, the Cerittos is assigned to oversee the cataloging of a dead curator's massive collection.
8/26/2021. We'll Always Have Tom Paris — Tendi and Mariner go on an adventure to retrieve something for Dr. T'Ana; Boimler faces issues with the ship's security systems; Rutherford investigates the mysterious resurrection of a crew member; Tom Paris visits the Cerritos.
9/2/2021. Mugato, Gumato — The Cerritos is assigned to investigate the sighting of a dangerous creature on a nearby planet; Boimler and Rutherford become convinced Mariner is an undercover agent; Tendi has to assert herself on the job.
9/9/2021. An Embarrassment of Dooplers — While Mariner and Boimler make plans to crash a party of the Starfleet elite, an alien emissary aboard the Cerritos unleashes chaos when he begins multiplying exponentially.
9/16/2021. The Spy Humongous (review pending) — Pending my review, the comments section is open.