TL;DR – While there was a lot
that happened in this episode, it just didn’t click with me the way the rest of
the season has.
Score – 3 out of 5 stars
We are about at the mid-point of the season and the story of the red lights is
still unfolding. However, as we go along, there is still nothing concrete to
hold onto, Spock is still missing, the red lights are still an enigma, and who
knows what Section 31 is up to. Now while this has been fine up until a point,
at some time we need to have a moment of focus. Without that, we get today’s episode that is full of promise and cool moments but is lacking something.
So to set the scene, we start today’s episode in the moments after An
Obol For Charon finishes with Michael (Sonequa Martin-Green) racing to
the engineering section after hearing about Tilly’s (Mary Wiseman) disappearance.
When she arrives all she finds is the alien cocoon pulsating on the floor and
no Tilly in sight. However, all of that is put on hold when the USS Discovery catches up with Spock’s
shuttle, only it is not Spock that makes a graceful exit after it docks with
Discovery, but an old friend … though I don’t know if you could call her that. Now
from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some
TL;DR – This week we take a
moment to look at many of the other stories swirling around Discovery, with a return of a few old friends.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
So far this season we have been focusing very much on the Red Lights, the Red Angels, and the potential threat (maybe) that they pose. However, at the end of Season One, there were a lot of plot threads still hanging there and this week we take a moment to say hello to some old friends, and also kick a bit of ass while we are doing it.
So to set the scene, in last week’s episode New Eden, we discovered that Spock is not only on leave but that he has checked himself into a mental health facility, and is refusing all contact from his family. Well, that’s great but no one told Amanda (Mia Kirshner) that she could not find a way to reach her son. She arrives with Spock’s medical files and one request to Michael (Sonequa Martin-Green) break the encryption, which would be a breach of protocol if everything had not just changed. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.