"The Pandora returns to Earth with evidence of Section 31 crimes in the Inconnu Expanse. However, Captain Temple finds it difficult to gain any traction with a wary and possibly compromised Starfleet Command. As a result, the Pandora takes their claims directly to the Federation Council. The Federation is rocked by the allegations and immediately convenes a special trial into Hesiod, the Expanse, and all of the Pandora's actions.
Fearing that Section 31 will interfere and potentially harm the Pandora team, Admiral Milne sends some of the crew on a top secret mission to take out one of the key operatives of Section 31, hoping to pre-emptively strike against any attempts by 31 to shut down the investigation. However, the mission uncovers more than they anticipated.
Meanwhile, for the first time in two years, the crew are back in the Sol system. Reunions, catch-ups, and family business that has long-been delayed can now finally happen - though the shadow of the Federation's investigation continues to loom over the crew."