Paramount+ has published a (brief) season five synopsis

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  1. Charles Phipps

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    Can someone [strike]ask[/strike] answer me why they made Michael the captain again instead of Saru?

    The out of universe reasons.
     
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  2. Bornin1980something

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    BECAUSE MICHAEL BURNHAM IS THE STAR!! The whole point of the show is to make her an icon. Saru just got in the way.
     
  3. EnderAKH

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    Ok, what are the out of universe reasons they made Michael the captain again instead of Saru?
     
  4. Bornin1980something

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    Didn't I just say?
     
  5. fireproof78

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    I mean, Charles did say "Ask me why..." not "give me the answer. But, that might be a typo.
     
  6. Lord Garth

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    Saru left to help Su'Kal on Khaminar, Burnham was promoted to Captain to replace him. When Saru returned he basically said, "I don't want to command a ship!" and he stayed on as First Officer. Not exactly the soundest reasoning, but there you go. It's like Spock from TWOK on.

    If I were Vance, I'd tell Saru to take command of another ship.
     
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  7. EnderAKH

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    Yup. I was just obliging.
     
  8. Charles Phipps

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    Yeah, that was a typo due to election distractions. :)
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    Michael was promoted to Captain and placed in command of Disco. She doesn't step down just because Saru has returned to Starfleet.
     
  10. Tuskin38

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    They’re asking for a production reason not a story reason.

    And the reason is probably because she’s the main character
     
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  11. Charles Phipps

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    It seems weird because Season 3 was all about her not even wanting to be a captain. Part of what I liked about DISCO was that the captain wasn't the main character.

    Oh well, I should have guessed that bridge was burned in Season 4.
     
  12. Tuskin38

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    Not really? She accepted it by the end.
     
  13. fireproof78

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    I always took it as her making peace with herself and her loss over Georgiou. She finally felt worthy of being captain.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    Season 3 seemed to be more about Michael questioning her place in Starfleet after spending a year doing her own thing and it largely working out for her.
     
  15. Charles Phipps

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    I guess it confused me because Saru as Captain, Michael as Renegade Scientist, and Tilly as playing defense between them was a good dynamic. Not sure why they wanted to mess with it so much.
     
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  16. fireproof78

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    Probably COVID restrictions.