Georgiou’s Mirror Universe odyssey continues with the usual assortment of murders, betrayals, and shouting. Plus Booker makes himself useful, Reno likes black licorice, Saru and Vance have a nicely mature professional conversation, and holy crap was I wrong about who/what Carl is. My review of Star Trek: Discovery‘s “Terra Firma, Part 2.”
And I really have a problem with Burnham insisting that it’s Emperor Georgiou whom she loves and cares about, because that’s utter nonsense. This has always been about Burnham’s guilt over getting Captain Georgiou killed. And, truly, it’s been about the spectacular tactical error made three years ago casting an absolutely brilliant actor who had amazing chemistry with the lead as the fridged captain in the pilot, and realizing that killing her was one of many dumb moves made in the early days of the show. Looking back at “The Vulcan Hello” and “The Battle at the Binary Stars” (not to mention reading some of the tie-in fiction like David Mack’s Desperate Hours and James Swallow’s Fear Itself), I keep coming back to the notion that the adventures of Georgiou, Burnham, and Saru on the U.S.S. Shenzhou would have been a much better show than what Discovery was in its first season.