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The crew continues their guise, and Burnham is ordered on a merciless mission to end the resistance in hopes of returning home. Meanwhile, Tilly works on restoring Stamets’ neurofunction.

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We’ve felt the devastation of this episode building for a minute. The tension wire Burnham is walking has be growing ever more perilous over the last few episodes, and it is almost crushing here.

The lull of the pre-credits scene, a whopping 15 minutes long intimate conversation with Ash, broke my heart, because I knew what was coming.

Green’s face manages to walk the tightrope, traveling between the mask she holds while traversing the strange Universe and its barbarism, and barely concealed horror and fear in unguarded moments, that I don’t think even Vulcan training could master in a human. The secrets within secrets, the violence and betrayal, it is coming to a head in the final moments of the first season.

This was a taut and well acted episode, and the story’s stunning endgame advancement was a real sock to the stomach. However, I found some of the plot devices too obvious and the logic behind some of Ash’s triggers seemed a bit sloppy to me.

What is interesting is the long story arc in the alternate universe. In traditional Star Trek, this would have been a single episode; a two parter at most. This is now dragging on significantly in my mind, and the reason for it is growing a bit thin. Plus, we’re expecting all of this. We can see where the story is going, and no surprise return of Michelle Yeoh as the evil emperor is going to fix it.

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