OMFG I’M FANGIRLING SO MUCH this episode was the best yet.
Seriously, even for those not bothered about spoilers, don’t read these until you’ve seen the episode.
TYLER IS VOQ! TYLER IS VOQ! TYLER IS VOQ! I love how they revealed it as well…the face off with the other Voq, speaking Klingon, the way she used his pretend execution to sneak the data about the other ship out…love it. This is by far my favourite itteration of the mirror universe so far, the campiness being gone really doesn’t bother me at all, the mirror universe is better, the Klingons are better, its all better. I did wonder if they’d come across other Voq or even other T’Kuvma, genuinely believed that Firewolf would be T’Kuvma when the storyline about the rebels was unfolding.
And talk about the races being better - I love the new Andorians and Tellerites although I’ve no idea who the other race(s) featured were they looked cool. The Andorians always bugged me, even when Jeff Combs was playing Shran in enterprise adding something a bit more substantial to the race, pulling away from the silly/camby alien design - the facial structure, the colour of the skin, the voice, love it all.
I liked the callback to TOS with goateed Sarek
I’d read some theories about Captain Georgiou coming back as the Emperor when the mirror universe storyline broke and hoped it would be true! Her arrival was brilliant and she looks the business as well. I’m getting a feeling mirror-emp knows some shit and might reveal that she knows who Lorca is and knows who and where Burnham and co are from.
On that topic - the only theory I can remember left is Lorca’s identity: Is he mirror Lorca? If not, why did he bring them to the mirror if he isn’t and how did he know to look for it at all? What is he up to and why is he trying to keep them in that universe, being really pushy about the USS Defiant - is it really to get the information on getting back to their universe? Is he the mirror Lorca trying to seize the Defiant (A ship from the future!) to overthrow the Emperor? What if Lorca is a crew member from the Defiant? Can’t wait to find out
I’m curious where they take the alt-Saru story line: Will he betray her? Will she bring him back with them? Will they do the sacrifce trope? Will he be free in this new universe?
Loving this new take on Star Trek and loving where it is going. I’m with you @Scottyboy, it slows down and gives the impression its going to lose focus and dry up but then slaps in some goodness like this episode. Cannot wait for next Monday!!!