In 3188, Molly was being delivered to a holo buyer to be used as food when Cosmo Traitt stole her en route. Booker took her from Cosmo, and was forced to crash land on Hima to gather more dilithium, leaving Molly in a temperature-controlled cargo pod.
Booker, pursued by local Andorian-Orion authorities, tricked them into releasing Molly (using the security code "sticky") after which she tore apart Ithyk and Ithor. She briefly swallowed Commander Michael Burnham, though Booker convinced Molly to spit her out. Booker was then able to deliver Molly to Sanctuary Four, where she was released into a herd of trance worms just in time for their breeding cycle. (DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 1")