So, if the Section 31 series is about Section 31 itself, which era of Section 31 are we talking about? Will Georgiou need to head back to the 23rd century for this show to work? Well, if we take Georgiou at her word, and that she enjoys “hopping universes” maybe the Section 31 series will not exist in one time-period. Maybe, this is the first clue that Section 31 will feature Michelle Yeoh traveling through time and perhaps, multiple dimensions.
There is some precedent for this within the Trek canon, and there may even be an indication that Georgiou has already visited different time periods and universes even before Season 2 of Discovery began. A deleted scene from Season 1 of Discovery established that Georgiou was recruited by Leland on Qo’noS, shortly after the events of “Will You Take My Hand?” She didn’t’ reappear until the Season 2 episode “Point of Light,” which could mean that there was a fairly large period of time where Georgiou could have had all sorts of adventures previously untold. In other words, Georgiou could have already been hopping through multiple universes and traveling in time in total secret well before she reappeared on Qo’noS in “Point of Light.” This would mean that her comment to Nhan in “Far From Home,” could mean more than it seems.
Alternatively, this could foreshadow a restless desire within Georgiou. After Michael Burnham plucked her from the Mirror Universe in Season 1, it’s reasonable that Georgiou might want to go back, someday. If the Section 31 series is focused on Georgiou more than its focused on Section 31 itself, then what if Georgiou jumps back to the Mirror Universe, but just in a different time period? Basically, we’ve always assumed that the Section 31 show would focus on Section 31 from the Prime Universe, but what if the Imperial Starfleet of the Mirror Universe also had their own Section 31? To use a Doctor Who analogy, if there can be multiple Torchwoods in multiple universes, it seems like the Mirror Starfleet could also have Section 31.
If the Section 31 series were to take place in the Mirror Universe and in the 23rd Century, then suddenly, all sorts of cameos would be possible. Anson Mount could play Mirror Pike (before his death) and Ethan Peck could play Mirror Spock. After all, we’ve already seen Peck’s Spock with a beard, and although it may not have worked for him in the Prime Universe, we know he wears it well in the Mirror Universe. And, when Mirror Spock attempts to take over the Empire after the events of “Mirror, Mirror,” he’ll need all the help he can get. Maybe Michelle Yeoh will be there to lend a hand.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 airs new episodes on CBS All Access on Thursdays.