Star Trek: Discovery just gave us a massive hint about Season 2 and the trajectory of the Mirror Universe’s former Emperor Georgiou thanks to a “secret scene” cut from the Season 1 finale that was shown during the show’s WonderCon panel on Saturday.
The cut scene sees Mirror Georgiou running a club on Kronos when she’s approached by a mystery man who she mistakes for a member of Starfleet. He tells her that he’s not, and that his organization is “far more resourceful,” and that he believes Georgiou would be “a valuable asset” to them. He offers her the chance to “exert some influence over the fate of this galaxy,” rather than slumming it on Kronos, and leaves her with a mysterious black box. When Georgiou opens it, it contains a black version of the Starfleet insignia badge, leaving her with one passing remark: “Welcome to Section 31.”