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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.
as Captain Lorca
as Captain Georgiou
as Lt. Saru
as Lt. Tyler
as Lt. Stamets
as Sylvia Tilly
as Harry Mudd
as Brett Anderson
as Dr. Nambue
as Commander Landry
as Ensign Connor
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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.
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.
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.
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."
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