Warning: SPOILERS from Episode 2, Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery follow...
When Michelle Yeoh, who plays Captain Philippa Georgiou on Star Trek: Discovery, first signed on to do the CBS All Access show, it was under one condition that her character not be killed off.
"I've been a fan [of the Star Trek series] for a long time," Michelle says in a behind-the-scenes video. "And it's a very meaningful place to be to be able to join the family. So, I said, 'If you kill me, no. Thank you, but no thank you.'"
Well, things didn't go quite as planned for the veteran actress. Watch the video above for more.
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By the close of Star Trek: Discovery's second episode, " Battle at the Binary Stars," Georgiou is brutally killed at the hands of Klingon leader T'Kuvma ( Chris Obi), after she and her Number One, First Officer Michael Burnham ( Sonequa Martin-Green), beam aboard the Klingon sarcophagus ship with the intention of taking the alien insurgent prisoner.
In a scene of hand-to-hand combat, T'Kuvma and Georgiou square off, and, sadly, neither survives.
"I've had people who've read the script—in fact, one of the cast members who went, 'No way!' and they reread it a few times to see if they were missing chapters," Michelle says.
Executive Producer Aaron Harberts adds, "I'd say nobody's safe, from the standpoint of, in life, nobody's safe. You just don’t know how fate intervenes. We've got brave people who are working in dangerous environments and coming up against dangerous situations and dangerous cultures, and anything can happen."
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