Synopsis: The U.S.S. Discovery battles against Control in a fight not only for their lives but for the future, with a little help from some unexpected friends. Spock and Burnham discern vital new connections between the red signals while Burnham faces one of life’s harshest truths: the right decisions are often the hardest to make.
Review: In this season finale. We see a lot of great action and some emotional character beats, but the episode doesn’t really deliver any big surprises given where it was destined to go.
The Enterprise and Discovery have set their plan in motion and are fending off attacks from Leland and his Section 31 drone ships to allow time for Michael and the Discovery to execute their plan. The plan is to go to the far future to keep the date they are carrying as far away from control as possible.
Unfortunately, as with all plans. Things go wrong and some pretty tough decisions have to be made. Michael learns that she will have to travel back through time and retrace the steps she has already taken as the second Red Angel so she can lay the groundwork for herself to take Discovery into the future. As said in last weeks episode. The trip to the future is one way. Meaning that Discovery and Michael Burnham will not be returning.
There were a lot of great performances this week. But some of the highlights for me were Doug Jones taking command of Discovery as Captain Saru and showing us what we have always known about Starfleet’s sole Kelpian. He is a natural leader.
I also enjoyed Michelle Yeoh in full on vengeful Georgio.
And it goes without saying that Ethan Peck absolutely nailed Spock yet again, and has a nice farewell scene with Michael in which he gets some solid advice.
This season finale does what the whole season has pretty much set out to do. It sort of explains the continuity issues and sort of repairs them by wiping the U.S.S. Discovery and her crew from official Starfleet History. Which I think is as good as it is going to get given how vastly different the Discovery’s technology was from what we knew about this timeline.
The one issue now is. What will season three be about? I mean we no longer have U.S.S. Discovery because it is far off in the future. Will the show document their journey into the future or will we stay in the 23rd century with Pike and Spock?
Whatever happens. I’m in for another season.
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