Part two of a two parter about a two parter! Our conversation could not be contained to just one episode. So this one picks up where our previous conversation about Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2 ended. Finales are serious business, and we are both jam-packed with thoughts and feelings. So in this episode, we dive into the second half of the finale Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2. We also try and guess what’s in store fore season three and beyond.
Behind the Camera on Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2
Olatunde Osunsanmi continues his direction with the finale Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2. We are heartily grateful for it over here on Disco Night. We loved him last week in “Such Sweet Sorrow.” Our love only grows this week. He is responsible for last season’s “What’s Past is Prologue, ” as well as the Short Treks episode “Calypso.” He made his Star Trek debut way back with beautifully named “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” In short? We love Osunsanmi.
We’ve got the same writing team on Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2 as we did for part one, as well.
This includes Alex Kurtzman, the showrunner of this series. The last episode was his first writing credit on Star Trek Discovery proper. Although he does have a story credit dating way back to the first episode, “The Vulcan Hello.” He also has a writing credit over on the Short Treks episode “Runaway.” Which, not coincidentally, he did with Jenny Lumet.
We first got introduced to Jenny Lumet back on “Runaway,” and we saw her last week with “Such Sweet Sorrow.” Her and Alex Kurtzman seem to have a history of collaboration with one another, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her in season three. She has a writing credit on the Tom Cruise film, “The Mummy.” That movie? Directed by Alex Kurtzman. These two seem to get along well.
Another person that Kurtzman seems to get along well with? The third co-writer of this episode, Michelle Paradise. We saw her not too long ago with her debut writing credit in the Star Trek universe with “Project Daedalus.” But most notably? She’s been announced as co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman for next season of Discovery. Definitely a voice you want to be paying attention to if you want to glean any hints of the show’s direction.
In Front of the Camera on Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2
We see a lot of people in the season two finale Such Sweet Sorrow. And a lot of these faces? I’m not sure we’ll be seeing again. At least not for a while.
Anson Mount ends his role as Captain Pike, at least for now
Ethan Peck has his finale as Commander Spock. Although I’m hoping beyond hope Kurtzman decides to push for a series based on Enterprise.
Rebecca Romijn swings by for a bit as Number One, another character I desperately hope to see back in some capacity.
Yadira Guevara-Prip comes back as Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po. If you say you don’t want to see more of her in your life? I regret to inform you that you are a liar.
Michelle Yeoh does some beautiful buttkicking as Philippa Georgiou
Alan Van Sprang is an incredibly lucky person as he has the privilege of sparring with Yeoh in a safe acting environment in the role of Leland.
Rachael Ancheril as Commander Nhan had some great moments this episode, and I’m grateful she’s aboard the Discovery as they’ve traveled to wherever.
Mia Kirshner as Amanda Grayson comes back just long enough to promise never to talk about Michael Burnham
Mary Chieffo saves the day as L’Rell, being a completely perfect and badass Klingon.
Most notably, Jayne Brook as Admiral Cornwell. This very much seems like a good-bye sequence. But a good-bye sequence we have decidedly mixed reactions about.