Okay so we have two great moments in the novelverse -- Bennett's Face of the Unknown and Swallow's The Latter Fire -- where Chekov is shown leaving the Enterprise as an explanation for his absence during the Animated Series. My question for all of you: is there a moment where we see Chekov return to the Enterprise, either before The Motion Picture or before other late tie-in adventures like the Year Five comics? Is that otherwise explained somewhere? This is part of my ongoing pursuit of a continuous headcanon inclusive of many novels and other tie-in media. Let me know, thanks!