I enjoyed that one, but I was expecting some kind of bigger twist in the relationship between the Kelpians and the Bowels (sp?), that they were more closely related than we knew, somehow.
Also, as a relative newcomer to Star Trek I was a bit confused by the rules on whether or not they could contact the Kelpians, and how that jibed with what we were told in Saru’s Short Trek.
Generally it was pretty good though.
Towards the end, Saru’s intentions for how the two species’ future relationship would play out seemed a little bit… optimistic. It felt like they glossed over the possibility that it could all go to shit again. Hopefully the show will return to it to explore the aftermath in more detail at some point.
As for the angel, my first thought when they showed this episode’s more detailed glimpse was that it was a time-travelling Michael, even before they hinted at the possibility, so hopefully that’s way too obvious and it won’t be that.
I’m also really enjoying Doug Jones’ performance lately - he conveys so much through subtle movements, like the scene where he was ordered to leave the bridge. He’s great.
The effects were very good again too, particularly the big Abyss-style underwater platform thing.
It’s just a very watchable show in general.