The following are a few notes I took while watching Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Episode 15. Warning: mild spoilers may be included, though I’ve tried to stay away from including anything too glaring. Either way, consider yourself warned.
After heavily anticipating its debut last Fall, it‘s really strange realizing the first season is officially behind us after Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Episode 15. Over the months, the writers have presented a very interesting narrative that has pleased many; others not so much. Truthfully, Discovery isn’t your father’s Star Trek. Rather, it’s Star Trek updating the franchise for today’s audiences. Personally, I think they’ve done a pretty good job of that, but it’s apparently not for everybody. In my mind, however, franchises need to grow and expand from time to time to remain relevant. We fans revere The Next Generation, despite the fact it was derided by fans of TOS when it debuted. I’m pretty convinced Star Trek Discovery will be no different.
In Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Episode 15, Georgiou is leading the charge to decisively end the Klingon war. Obviously, this isn’t the famed Captain Philippa Georgiou, but rather her Mirror Universe doppelgänger. She’s being sold to the unwitting crew members as the original, however, supposedly rescued and not deceased after all. This is all part of a desperate plan to use her hostile Mirror Universe tactics to win the war. But will the crew of the Discovery be able to tolerate such tactics? Meanwhile, Burnham must struggle with rekindled memories of past hardships.
In the end, I think it was a pretty great first season, setting a strong foundation to build upon. They told a pretty compelling story, while also leaving enough threads dangling to help guide the narrative of Season 2. After Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Episode 15, Mirror Georgiou is running free in the Prime Universe, capable of all kinds of chicanery. Personally, I don’t imagine she’s going to be keeping her proverbial nose clean for very long. The chances we will see her again are almost assured. And what about that single mycellial spore that landed on Tilley’s shoulder a couple of weeks ago?
And who is the new captain of the Discovery? Obviously, Starfleet didn’t think Saru was ready for the captain’s chair full-time. I’m assuming he will remain in the role of first officer with Burnham as second officer. That would actually make a lot of sense, considering some of the early rumblings when the series was still in development talked about the main character being the second officer. This was, no doubt, to what they were referring. In the long run, I had assumed things had changed during production, but this makes more sense.
Those questions are just a few that I have, and none of that even touches on the final scene of the finale, which I won’t reveal in this writing in case there are those who haven’t yet seen the episode. Needless to say, I feel pretty confident they’ve set the stage properly for Season 2. Now, we all just have to wait it out, looking forward to the series’ return. Luckily, they received news of their renewal early enough that it will hopefully cut that wait considerably.