Saru finds peace and harmony, and that’s not as nice as it sounds. Lorca keeps fightin’, L’Rell keeps plottin’, and Stamets isn’t looking all that hot. The Trek screenwriting debut of longtime Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer, “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” on Star Trek Discovery.
As we’ve discussed here before (and the Internet has run with pretty far), it seems that the actor who plays Tyler also played Voq. This has raised the question as to whether or not Tyler is a surgically altered Klingon agent (something already seen ten years ahead in the timeline with “Arne Darvin” in “The Trouble with Tribbles“). That, in turn, raises questions about L’Rell. Tyler’s escape involved beating the crap out of L’Rell and her being wounded. Was that part of the cover? Was that Voq taking out his frustrations on his only friend? Is Tyler a sleeper agent who doesn’t know he’s Voq? Is L’Rell telling Cornwell she wants to defect, not because she’s disenchanted with how her life in the Klingon Empire has gone as she says, but because “Tyler” hasn’t checked in, and she needs to find out what’s happened to him? Or is something else going on?