Synopsis: With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the USS Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.
This Philippa is no bloody joke. She threatens Burnham for attempting to expose her to the team, beating the crap out of L’Rell and begrudgingly allows Tyler and requests Tilly to help in her plan to take down the Klingons.
Tyler seems in his element as he tries to get information about a shrine, but he and Burnham can no longer have any kind of romantic entanglement. She still remembers the death of her parents at the hands of Klingons and the way he is now…makes it very hard for her to be on love with him.
Yet, with Tilly (who had a hilarious moment when she got high), they do have a meeting of the minds as they discuss the plans of the Federation. Which basically is committing genocide of the Klingons in order to stop the war. Starfleet listens to reason because they know that this act goes against the principles of the Federation.
Philippa gives the bio print on the bomb to L’Rell. This will allow L’Rell to control the Klingons and hopefully make them an ally instead of an enemy.
The highlights of the episode are all at the end of the episode:
- Ash and Michael are allowed to have their moment of closure, and one last kiss, before he heads off with L’Rell to be a force of good for both sides. We see L’Rell force the houses to reunite under her rule.
- The moment that Michael and Amanda had. Moms and Daughters. It takes times to appreciate your mother and all that they do for you.
- Michael and her Father, Sarek, He called her his daughter and I cried. He also gave her the good news that she was reinstated as a Commander. The rest of the team was also either promoted or given awards for their valor. Tilly was actually accepted into the Commander training program.
- They are picking up a new Captain in Vulcan.
- They are no longer using the spores until they can figure out how to use it without harming living beings and this is thanks to Stamets.
- Captain Pike and the USS Enterprise hailed the Discovery!!!! YES!!!
Great way to end the first season! And I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised at how great this show was. It tipped it’s hat to Star Trek, but took great risks with its story lines. Once I was onboard, I was hooked!
Can’t wait for season 2!
PS – Not much was divulged about the second season in After Trek, but they did mention that they are intrigued with science colliding with spirituality.