Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Star Trek: Discovery - Scavengers

I'm growing weary of "Michael breaks the rules" episodes. In "Scavengers," Michael (Sonequa Martin-Green) ignores her orders and goes off in search of Book (David Ajala) who was captured while searching for another black box, on a salvage planet (sadly not named Junkion). The facility makes use of The Running Man prisoner-control technology, and may have another box with information about the Burn. Michael and Philippa (Michelle Yeoh) are able to retrieve Book and the intel, while also rescuing other enslaved workers. However, the conflict makes Michael aware of Philippa's condition and also has lasting ramifications on her role on the ship as she finds herself demoted for ignoring Saru's (Doug Jones) orders and threatening the Federation's acceptance of Discovery. The only subplots, as the mission Michael missed isn't shown on-screen, are the ship's upgrades and the show setting up a friendship between Nhan (Rachael Ancheril) and Stamets (Anthony Rapp).

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