Sonequa Martin-Green Teases Final ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season: It’s All About Relationships

When asked to sum up Season 5 of “Star Trek: Discovery” in just one word, star Sonequa Martin-Green went with “Culminating.”

The Paramount+ series will conclude its run with the forthcoming season, premiering April 4. Although cast and crew didn’t know this would be the final season when they shot it, as Martin-Green tells IndieWire, they are feeling good about where they end things.

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“I was moved, I was touched, I think I cried,” Martin-Green said about the moment she read the final script. “…So I just think that it’s special, I think it’s bold, I think it’s beautiful, I think it’s poetic.”

That doesn’t mean she was ready to spill about any specific details such as where her character, Michael Burnham, might end up — or with who. When asked if there would be a happily ever after for Burnham and David Ajala’s Book, she demurred: “All I could say is that just like the relationship between Burnham and Book which is complicated, these two are iron sharpening iron. There is a lot going on between them and there is always going to be a great deal of potential between them. …Someone did say to me, this season is about relationships and I thought that was very interesting. And so you’re not just gonna see those dynamics play out between Burnham and Book. They’re played out between everyone.”

In a separate interview, Ajala noted the same. “In the course of true love, nothing runs smooth. So there’s always going to be challenges,” he told IndieWire. “But I really do believe that Michael Burnham and [my character] have a love that is worth fighting for.”

And while fans wait to see how all of those relationships shake out, good Trekkies knows that just because this show is wrapping up for now doesn’t mean these characters are necessarily going away for good. When asked about Trek’s long history with bringing beloved actors back, Martin-Green was hopeful.

“Man, I hope that there are things going on in the future,” she said. “You know, we launched a digital platform and we became the mothership for a whole new era of Trek and so now we’re wishing our children success at this point. I think I can speak for all of us when I say any of us will come back and reprise these roles and love these characters. We love this world.”

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