Star Trek : Discovery S03E11 marks the beginning of the end of Season 3, as Discovery and its crew set about resolving a couple of key problems. First, discovering (sorry) the root cause of the Burn and saving the Federation of Planets from the Emerald Chain.
These dangling plot lines begin to converge in Star Trek : Discovery S03E11 and no doubt will occupy our heroes in the final three episodes of Season 3. This episode is entitled “Su’Kal” as Burnham, Saru and Hugh form an away team to solve once and for all the mystery of the Burn. Back on Discovery, Tilly has to take temporary charge of the ship as she faces Chain leader Osyraa.
Star Trek : Discovery S03E11 is the perfect setup for the end of Season 3, as the episode drags Discovery and her crew into dangerous territory. In this respect, the key characters will find themselves tested to the limit once again. Burnham, having spent a year more in the future than the Discovery crew, seems better attuned to the environment than either Saru or Tilly and her contributions will be vital, I believe.
Saru, especially, seems to be out of his depth ever since the Discovery emerged in the future. Most of his decisions have been flawed and in Star Trek : Discovery S03E11, it can be seen that he is not able to be objective about what is revealed on the away mission. The choice of Tilly as Number One seems like the wrong one but presumably I will have to eat crow on that point by the season’s end.
Osyraa hardly rings true as an ominous villain, the casting of the character unrealistic in the context, how was someone like that able to became the gang leader of a crime syndicate. What advantage does she hold? That suspect characterisation continues to get in the way of the suspension of disbelief, in my opinion.
In any case, as expected, by the end of Star Trek : Discovery S03E11, the Discovery is in big trouble – how they dig themselves of this fine mess will determine how much enjoyment Star Trek fans get out of the series.
Star Trek : Discovery is now streaming on Netflix.
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