This was one of the best, if not the best Discovery episodes to date. It had everything. A woman trying to mend a relationship by hitting on both the gay partners. A funeral I could have cried a lot harder at. Time travel shenanigans. Michael Burnham dying to save humanity from its sins. MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS! Sorry about the All Caps I’m just really excited.
This episode was a confused mess, that nonetheless was saved thanks to exceptional performances by the entire cast, which made me forget my ire over the entire set up. Also hey! I’m alive, all caught up, and trying to get these done this week so I don’t fall behind again. Prepare for a few reviews in a row.
Sibling relationships are always hard to pull off. In this case I think Discovery succeeded, though while realistic, it doesn’t necessarily ring true to what we know about the characters.
This episode had all the elements of the new series at its best. Character development! Past as prologue! Pike being catty! Tilly getting things DONE! The most adorable version of Spock this galaxy has ever seen!
For all their attempts the show has yet to convince me it can handle complex philosophical arguments. I love the characters, but my lords, after the coexist episode we are now treated to the writers’ attempt at exploring the nature of oppression.
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.
I thought there were great things about the episode, but it also highlighted what is often problematic about certain aspects of the worldbuilding in Star Trek. Ideas are simplified, leading to a serious suspense of disbelief in order to manage to enjoy the episode.
This was a smashing start to a new season, which makes me hopeful we get a lighter set of fun adventures and some interesting character development. There are also a bunch of unanswered questions related both to the overarching plot and the individual characters and I for one am all for it.