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Krenim
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I don't have much to say about this episode. It wasn't bad, but was maybe too predictable.

Most of the episode was, predictably, Georgiou trying to redeem Mirror Burnham... and failing miserably.

Kudos to those of you that called that Carl was the Guardian of Forever. I admit that I was learning more towards Carl being a Q. I also thought that the Guardian was used quite well here. We get a believable explanation as to why the Guardian has moved and why it's interacting with folks through Carl: The Guardian was being abused during the Temporal Wars, so it decided to pack up and move. It also now tests would-be users to avoid more abuse. Also, I really digged the updated SFX for the Guardian. Very cool.

And Pippa is gone. We don't know when the Guardian sent her to, although I think we can assume sometime in the past. I guess we'll find out in the Section 31 series.

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Shik
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Honestly, I yawned. This was all entirely unnecessary. With only 13 episodes, why did we waste two of them with a side quest designed to merely drop in a reference.

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Lee
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It was very predictable. Hopefully the last we’ll see of the MU now - not just for this iteration, but forever though that’ll probably be too much to ask. The MU is so one-note, it just gets tedious. And once you hypothesise that Carl is the Guardian, even that eventual reveal is anticlimactic.

So three eps to go and still no big bad apart from the one played by a minor (and miscast) Canadian actress painted green. Are they trying to set up some big reveal that Book is a traitor? That he’s been playing them all along? His sudden willingness to accept a career bound by the strictures of Starfleet isn’t really believable, for one. The 3B Rule - Burnham’s Boyfriends are Bastards. But it looks like Saru and the admiral are cautious of it at any rate. I wonder if the season cliffhanger will be the baddies getting the upper hand in some way, even getting control of or stealing Discovery. Though I’m finding it increasingly hard to care.

This week’s batshit prediction: Grudge is a Founder (Changeling)!

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quote:
This week’s batshit prediction: Grudge is a Founder (Changeling)!
Grudge is a Very Good Kitty

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Shik
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Specifically, Grudge is Odo.

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I think Grudge is [connected to] Isis, the black cat from TOS Assignment: Earth, who was named after the Egyptian goddess and QUEEN consort of Osiris.

Really, almost nothing spectacular happened in this episode and in the end it was all about Burnham again with both the Guardian and Georgiou telling her how important she is. Two episodes wasted on a backdoor pilot for a show nobody asked for. The Guardian wasn't very clear in which year Georgiou ended up. With the Pike show set in the 23rd century we might get a different era for the S31 show.

The reveal of the Guardian was quite cool. Probably one of the best moments of this show.

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Lee
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I don’t want a s31 show. Nobody does. And awesome as MY is, the character she plays just isn’t a breakout one. I’m curious though as to when they’d set it...

1. 22nd Cent - i.e. pre/during/after ENT. Unless it’s a Romulan War show and/or ENT continuation - which is a really awesome idea now I’ve thought of it - I don’t see the point.

2. 23rd Cent - done to death now surely? And why would they make so much of freeing themselves of the shackles of TOS-era continuity just to set TWO new shows (other being SNW) in it??

3. 24th Cent, first half - this is a largely unmined 50 years, very little is known about it beyond a few dates (mostly when people were born). It feels ripe for doing something great. Shame is TPTB won’t and can’t.

4. TNG/DS9/VOY era - I really hope not. It remains a beloved part of the franchise and to do all the visual rebooting that’d inevitably happen would enrage a lot of people.

5. PIC era or just before - is s31 still a going concern after Sloan? I doubt s31 would miss the head of Starfleet Security being a half-Romulan mole. And I hate the world we see in PIC anyway. And having two non-Starfleet Trek shows in the same period? Nah.

6. Post-PIC - beyond a certain point it negates the point of PG being sent back in time, so it feels a bit of a stretch.

Didn’t Carl say he was sending her where she’d do the most good? Can’t think of the best candidate period for that...

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