I think the show has finally found its balance, setting the characters where they are supposed to be, and bringing us all a sense of closure without presenting an end. Other than the potential reappearance of Lorca, Season 1’s loose ends are well and truly tied and we can move on with our lives.
So many significant things happened concerning so many people over so short a time frame, that it’s honestly a miracle this was in any way coherent. The end result is a good episode heavily courting disaster.
This had the unmistakable feel of a bridge episode. Important things happened and new information was brought to light, but with the exception of the Klingon plot thread, everything else just left me wanting more. The Klingon part also left me wanting more, though not in a good way.