This is a spoiler thread. So.
I was surprised (in a good way) that they blew up the Ship of the Dead.
Tyler has been completely worked over, but I still suspect there’s a lot more to what we’re seeing in flashback. I think Voq is still lurking in there. The scenes with him and the Admiral with the PTSD reactions were well done.
I have been surprised by how caught up in the tendernesses of Burnham, Tyler and Stamets I’ve got. It’s a shame the character of the doctor is relatively poorly written/acted, but Stamets’ “I love you” really got me. The telegraphing towards Stamets dying was so strong I was relieved when he didn’t.
Lorca. Dear god, Lorca. Manipulating Stamets for 133 jumps is the job. Manipulating him for the 134th, and then sabotaging that jump is something else. Increasingly of the opinion that the Buran story, and Cornwall’s “you’re a different man” comment, are likely to be playing into something specific - Mirror Universe Lorca seems a tempting theory really. Lorca’s secret mapping (which clearly surprises Stamets before he is distracted by his own scientific idealism), “let’s go home” …
(Jason Isaacs is great though)
I do wonder whether we’re heading for a reality-altering eventual conclusion. I wonder whether all of the Mirror Universe cracks we see in later stories are the residual cracks of whatever Discovery spore-jumping across the Universe are causing.
Also - WHY didn’t Lorca want Burnham on the Away Team. It makes no apparent sense (yet)