Star Trek: Discovery - Season 1, Episode 14 - Rotten Tomatoes

The War Without, The War Within



Critic Consensus: While some viewers may take issue with the expository dialogue and pacing, the penultimate episode of Star Trek Discovery's first season is enlivened by unexpected character arcs.

Episode Info

Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.


Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Mary Wiseman
as Sylvia Tilly
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Brett Anderson
Maulik Pancholy
as Dr. Nambue
Rekha Sharma
as Commander Landry
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic reviews for The War Without, The War Within

An episode like this is always going to feel like table-setting, but it still packed its punches.

February 4, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Tilly's scene with Michael was so great. Sylvia's grown quite a bit.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

I will say, though, it was startling to see Mirror Georgiou inhabit the clothes, hairstyle, and persona of our Georgiou. It was discomforting, and that discomfort was clearly present in Michael and Saru's faces.

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if its pretty damn cool to see Michelle Yeoh back in command, this time with a wicked gleam in her eye, it looks like the Discovery just traded one psychopathic captain for another.

February 6, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show has improved to the point where I'm actually interested in more of it. I like these characters, I like the design sensibilities (in isolation, at least), and I like people unironically wearing shirts emblazoned with "DISCO."

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

... after fifty years, it's pretty lovely to have a Trek sequence content to play out lyrically rather than explain everything to death.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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