“Saints of Imperfection” has Discovery launching a bold rescue attempt that gets them stuck in fungus mud. The away team heads out and finds a bit more than they expected in the mycelial network (Hint: It’s Hugh Culber).
Georgiou swings by and brings her new buddy Ash Tyler, and some real crazy hijinks ensue. Ash Tyler’s hair is looking great. Leaving the humid world of Qo’Nos has really done wonders for it.
In Front of the Camera
- Shazad Latif comes back aboard the Discovery as Section 31’s liaison, which I find myself pretty okay with, tbh
- WILSON CRUZ IS BACK, BABY. About damned time. Also, give him and Anthony Rapp all of the awards for their performance in this episode.
- Jayne Brook pops by as Admiral Cornwell to get all her captains to start playing nice with each other, although Joe thinks she is almost definitely a trick by Leland
- Speaking of Leland, Alan Van Sprang gets a bunch of screen time this episode in the role, suggesting that this fella is gonna be around for a while.
- Rachael Ancheril always deserves a mention as Commander Nhan
- Bahia Watson comes back in what looks like may be her last appearance as May for a while
- Michelle Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou also drops by the Discovery, making everybody pretty unhappy and uncomfortable with what seems like a pretty clear desire to murder Spock.
Behind the Camera
“Saints of Imperfection” was directed by David Barrett, and while this is his first time on Discovery, he’d previously directed the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Divergence.” It’s always great when someone comes back to the Star Trek universe.
This episode was written by Kirsten Beyer, who is credited as a staff writer on the series, so I’m sure she’s playing a role on most of the episodes we’ve seen so far. But she also earned herself a writing credit on last season’s “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.” She was also the story editor on the Star Trek: Short Treks episodes “Runaway” and “The Brightest Star.”
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