Ep 1 - Second Contact
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.
Ep 2 - Envoys
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.
Ep 3 - Temporal Edict
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.
Ep 4 - Moist Vessel
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.
Ep 5 - Cupid's Errant Arrow
Mariner becomes suspicious of Boimler's new girlfriend Barb. Tendi and Rutherford grow jealous of the USS Vancouver's more-advanced gear.
Ep 6 - Terminal Provocations
The lovable, but awkward, Ensign Fletcher makes work difficult for Mariner and Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to a holodeck training program he created.
Ep 7 - Much Ado About Boimler
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.”
Ep 8 - Veritas
Mariner, Boimler, Tendi and Rutherford are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.
Ep 9 - Crisis Point
Mariner repurposes Boimler’s holodeck program to cast herself as the villain in a Lower Decks style movie.
Ep 10 - No Small Parts
The U.S.S. Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.