Reviews of Lower Decks are written and posted as the series airs. Note: All reviews contain spoilers.
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 — The Cerritos is assigned to engage the Pakleds, who attempt to infiltrate the ship with a spy; Tendi tries to put a positive spin on trash collection duty; a group of ambitious ensigns tries to recruit Boimler into their clique.
9/23/2021. Where Pleasant Fountains Lie — Chief Engineer Billups' mother, who has long tried to get her son to return home and take his place as heir to their world's throne, comes aboard the Cerritos asking for his help. Meanwhile, Mariner and Boimler crash on a desolate planet while transporting a dangerously manipulative robot.
9/30/2021. I, Excretus — When a Starfleet drill administrator comes aboard the Cerritos, the Lower Deckers and the command staff must switch roles and engage in a series of simulated missions used to assess their skills.
10/7/2021. Wej Duj — The low-ranking officers on a Klingon ship, a Vulcan ship, and the Cerritos must all overcome obstacles as they play their roles on a day where all their ship's paths will inevitably converge.
10/14/2021. First First Contact — The Cerritos prepares to accompany another Starfleet vessel on a First Contact mission, but must come to the rescue with a daring plan when disaster strikes and cripples the other ship.