So, the conclusion to the war arc was kinda anticlimactic, but short of actually letting Mirror Georgiou commit an atrocity there was going to be some talky talky way to finish it off. And well, this is Star Trek.
But DISCO hasn’t really been about the plot, and more about the character journey, especially Burnham. Her redemption feels mostly earned to me, her relationship with Voq/Tyler worked out very well, especially given they’ve only really had three big scenes in which to do a lot of the heavy lifting. I’d have liked a bit more of Sarek and Burnham though. His attitude towards her in Lethe and her final words to him that episode were all about them javiong to have another confrontation to work out their differences, but that was largely missing from last week, and here he’s just like “you are my daughter”. It’s convenient and probably the part of the plot that requires the most polyfilla. But if we’re getting a DISCO/Enterprise crossover next year, then hopefully there’ll be some covering of that in a Spock/Burnham/Sarek three-way… discussion
As a first series, DISCO has been well above the Trek average (I’d say TOS had great one, TNG bad, DS9 OK, VOY OK-ish, ENT ???), and while the last episode could have been better, overall this has been a success. My hopes for next year - fewer behind the scenes upheavals, especially with the writing staff, a bit more connective tissue for the plot side of the story, especially as a lot of the characters have concluded their principal emotional arcs, more time for the bridge crew, like an “Upper Decks” episode? Whenever Tilly is not on the screen, everyone should say “hey, where’s Tilly?”. Tilly should be angrier, and have access to a time machine (wait, she’s got like three of those just with the tech Discovery has on board)