Here on their new planet, the survivors’ descendants have unified all terrestrial religions: “Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, and Wicca,” plus a dash of Red God mysticism, with a crimson-clad priestess hosting vibe sessions at a fire circle. Many miles below, on the planet's surface, Pike, Burnham and Owosekun discover the source of the transmission in a basement under the church. Captain Pike (Anson Mount) tells Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) they’re going to investigate on the surface. A church full of besieged soldiers and civilians was transported across the galaxy by a mysterious angel-butterfly being — the same creature, probably, that Burnham spotted last week. It's a touching thing to do; despite not being able to help, at the very least Jacob now knows the truth … and he shuts down the repeating transmission. Ensign Tilly will undoubtedly polarize viewers. Alone in his ready room, Pike plays the final recording…revealing a now familiar, angel-like image. Even mentioning The One Where Kirk Fights The Stripper is nerve-wracking, but I’m intrigued to see Disco start developing its own pantheon of alien races. We hear the voice of Young Spock (Ethan Peck), and find out he’s gone to rehab for Space Exhaustion. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, have formed a blessed unity? They enter a church and determine that the structure is indeed 200 years old. It happened last week and it happens in this episode, too. It's a touching moment that echoes the best of "Trek.". Tilly (Mary Wiseman) fires a laser at that big space rock from last week, and then works out a complicated scenario by which Space Rock 1 will gravitronically eradicate Space Rocks 2 through 47. Part of a family of scientists who had spent their entire lives questioning the mythology of the angel, he has his own set of beliefs that he will fight ferociously to prove. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. It’s an away mission! While the dominant Allmother (Sheila McCarthy) spouts, “We have no need of proof. We are guided by the existence of something greater than ourselves: Our faith,” there exists a skeptic in New Eden citizen Jacob (Andrew Moodie). © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Just watching Pike listen intently to the settler's story, with only the crackle of the campfire in the background, makes us feel that we're seeing more of his personality than we ever would watching him fly around, dodging asteroid debris in a VFX-heavy, Abrams-esque set piece. Tilly is having a panic attack in the sick bay and with the help of an as-yet unnamed crewmember (Bahia Watson) she reasons that perhaps they could attempt to slow down the particles from orbit. What to make of our Angel Butterfly? He references Starfleet’s Prime Directive (here known as General Order One) to not interfere in the affairs of primitive societies and instead let nature take its course. Our image of the day, You can watch the International Mars Society's 2020 convention online today for free. In plot terms, this means she’s good at picking locks — but okay, now we’re learning about our bridge crew! Pike confidently responds with a quote from. Providing the script is appropriate to his character, he offers interesting potential. The second season of Star Trek: Discovery comprises 14 episodes with no midseason break. While we did like Kurtzman's creative edits and camera angles last week, please let Frakes direct more episodes of "Star Trek: Discovery.". Meanwhile, Tilly (Mary Wiseman) is mucking about with her meteorite in the cargo bay and confirms that it does contain metreon particles, which react with dark matter and have some kind of temporal properties. During his motivational speech to her earlier in this episode, Saru lets us know by way of exposition that Tilly is the youngest cadet to ever be accept onto the command training program … but just how young is she supposed to be? Naturally, the radiation is interfering with both communications and transporters. It took nearly 10 minutes for this episode to get to its own actual plot, minutes that could have been spent developing Jacob, or going deeper into the connection between New Eden and the other settlements, or pondering whether the Prime Directive has room for colonizing angels. [Star Trek: Discovery Season 2: Everything You Need to Know]. Mike Bloom. The captain and his science officer are summoned to the bridge as another red burst signal has been detected. The episode's pace is so much slower than that of last week's episode, and it gives many of the characters a welcome opportunity to show us more. On Star Trek: Discovery, Rapp plays Lt. … So, Spock is still a no-show, some more members of the bridge crew finally have lines, including Lt. Airiam (Sara Mitich) and Lt. Detmer (Emily Coutts), Tilly continues to dance equally on either side of annoying and interesting and Pike is maturing nicely. The door opens and in walks a member of the settlement who demands to know why the three of them are not at work in the fields. Privacy | But as Burnham points out to him later, his mission of finding the source of the Red Angel contradicts the principle of maintaining the status quo directly. NY 10036. There's even a brief glimpse of what looks like a WWIII soldier in armor that we saw in the very first "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode, "Encounter at Farpoint.". Très bizarre, non? There should be no human settlement this far from Sector 001 and the very first warp flight was only 193 years ago, so there hasn't been enough time for anyone to get this far. Suddenly, a small child picks up a phaser and accidently sets it to overload, making Pike leap, grab the phaser and smother it without so much as a microsecond's hesitation. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Also entirely possible. Look, Disco, we get it: You shouldn’t have killed Hugh. It also seems that there's been a disruption of the gravitational stability of the planet's outermost ring, and it's about to start raining down radioactive particles onto the surface … causing nothing less than an extinction-level event. Please refresh the page and try again. How many of us are guilty of doing that at some point? For the citizens of this planet, that celestial force lies in a mysterious angelic figure who allegedly brought them to their new world, rescuing them in the face of imminent destruction.