It’s been a long road, Star Trek: Discovery fans, but everything we’ve seen has led us to this point: the finale.

“Such Sweet Sorrow: Part 2” has been an episode I’ve been anxiously anticipating all week. I didn’t know what to expect. Like everyone, I had some hopes, some theories, but nothing prepared me for what I saw. At the time of writing this, it’s been hours since I’ve seen the finale, and I’m still shaking in my figurative boots. This is without a doubt the best episode of Discovery ever, and it just might be the best episode the Star Trek franchise has ever had.

Here’s what made this episode the new gold standard for Star Trek episodes.

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Star Trek Discovery Such Sweet Sorrow Review

I am beside myself.

Why am I writing in italics? Because I know no other way to describe my anxiety after seeing the penultimate Season 2 episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Such Sweet Sorrow.”

Billed as the first part of a two-part season finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow” increased the drama a thousand-fold. This episode had me literally screaming “What’s going to happen?!” and squirming in my seat. Perhaps some of that was the orange-vanilla coke I drank. But I think most of that was due to the action, drama, and pure emotion that filled this week’s episode.

I don’t know where to start. So let’s go ahead and break down the top emotional moments of the episode.

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Star Trek Discovery Through the Valley of Shadows Review

Captain Pike gets served a horrifying slice of his future this week on Star Trek Discovery. This week’s episode, “Through the Valley of Shadows,” was this season’s second filler episode, teasing us for the action coming in the final two episodes. Unfortunately, we get a lot of questions with not many answers. Let’s explore the rabbit hole we’re taken down this week.  

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Star Trek Discovery Perpetual Infinity review

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Star Trek: Discovery has delivered yet another stellar episode. This level of amazing writing happens each week, so you’d think I’d be used to it by now. But in this week’s episode, “Perpetual Infinity,” we got something even better than another impressive script – we got a possible origin story of the Borg.

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star trek discovery costume designer

This year, Star Trek: Discovery has given us a delicious mix of the old Star Trek storytelling traditions combined with a contemporary spin. With the mysterious Red Angel at the center of our characters’ past, present and future, everything feels like it’s coming around full circle. That circular through-line continues within the show’s costumes, which are just as nostalgic as they are futuristic.

/Film was able to speak with Discovery’s costume designer Gersha Phillips about her process, combining the old with the new. Phillips also focused on how the costumes help push characterizations forward, whether that’s including Terran influences, pulling from earlier costumes, or drawing from real world influences like Black Ops uniforms.

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Star Trek Discovery The Red Angel Review

What’s dead is alive and what’s old is new again in this week’s game-changing episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “The Red Angel.” The circular storytelling was paramount, since the entire series has taken us right back to where we started – the day Michael’s entire world changed when her parents were killed by the Klingons. Or were they?

On the whole, I loved this week’s episode and its themes of renewal, forgiveness and rebirth. However, there’s one thing I didn’t particularly care for. But first, the good stuff.

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Star Trek Discovery Project Daedalus

Can Star Trek: Discovery not destroy my soul every week?

While the show has done its best job of keeping tension and emotions high, this week’s episode, “Project Daedalus,” is the season’s saddest and most intense yet. At the same time, it was also a masterclass of how to write a great death. As we’ve seen already multiple times, Season 2 has made it a point to show up Season 1 in terms of characterization, storyline, and overall depth of meaning, and this week’s sad death continues that trend. Here’s how this tragedy is evidence of this season’s rise to Star Trek prominence, as well as how the death highlights another tragedy – underutilizing an awesome character until it’s too late.

I don’t usually give a spoiler warning with these recaps, but if you are reading this and you haven’t watched this week’s episode, don’t read further because you will find out who dies. Okay? The recap begins now. Read More »

Star Trek Discovery If Memory Serves review

Finally, in Star Trek: Discovery’s eighth episode of the season, “If Memory Serves,” we get Ethan Peck as Spock. As a huge Spock fan, I found it pitch perfect.

There were actually several pitch perfect moments in this hour, even though the entire episode hit a depressing chord overall. Yes, after several high-flying, adventure-filled episodes, we have gotten our first truly sad one. It was deeply emotional: haunting, heartbreaking, and just downright somber. Here’s how my heart broke throughout the episode. Read More »

star trek discovery featurette

When Section 31 was first introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s sixth season, the clandestine organization was cloaked in secrecy. But as the secret group has made more appearances — first in the alt-timeline “Kelvin” reboot movie Star Trek Into Darkness, and most recently Star Trek: Discovery — more light has been shed on what exactly Section 31 is. Now a new Star Trek: Discovery featurette released by CBS All Access delves into Section 31, and its grand designs — as well as the design of its sleek, dark set.

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Star Trek Discovery Light and Shadows Review

I think tonight’s Star Trek: Discovery episode was our first official filler episode for the season. Titled, “Light and Shadows,” I expected a lot more than what we got. Even though it worked a little like “Point of Light” in that it moved existing plot points along and set up some new ones, the episode ultimately left us with, to be crude, figurative blue balls (even as it added a fascinating new angle to Spock). Here’s why.

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