No one ever really dies in “Star Trek: Discovery,” apparently. Even the characters who do die.
After toying with our emotions last week with the potential demise of Saru, we have the return of Dr. Hugh Culber, whom we all thought was murdered last season by Tyler. How is he still alive? I got lost in Stamets’s technobabble explanation but it had something to do with thermodynamics, and how “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” It can only change states.
The other big story line this week is the collision course of Section 31 and the Discovery crew. To properly understand this plotline, let’s take a step back and remember where Section 31 was introduced.
It was one of the best story lines in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”: A rogue Starfleet black-ops group, with advanced technology, whose existence wouldn’t even be confirmed by the official Federation hierarchy. The operatives, like Sloan, came and went on ships as they liked, whenever they wanted. They committed assassinations, framed high-ranking politicians and abducted Starfleet officers. Section 31 was essentially a futuristic version of the KGB and made clear that Starfleet wasn’t solely the moral force for good that we saw in “The Next Generation.” It’s not that Section 31 bends the rules. In “Deep Space Nine,” it didn’t seem to have any. The group was so secret that in one scene, Admiral Ross wouldn’t even discuss it with Dr. Bashir “on the record.”
(Section 31 has appeared in other iterations of Trek: “Enterprise,” which I won’t acknowledge existing, and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” which I will barely acknowledge existing.)
In “Discovery,” all that intrigue is gone. Georgiou — speaking of characters brought back from the dead — is a key Section 31 operative. This makes sense — she is devious and has no moral compass. But in this universe, Section 31 operates openly and is treated like a normal career stop. Everyone knows about it. Leland, who seems to be its leader, greets Pike like an old friend. He sends a liaison — Tyler — to Discovery to get briefed on whatever intelligence the crew possesses. Remember, that in the “Deep Space Nine” version of Section 31, it wouldn’t need a briefing. The operatives, like Sloan, would have just taken the information without Pike and the crew ever knowing. Later in the episode, Leland tells Georgiou she is risking a court-martial. That a member of Section 31, in the way it has been described before, would be worried about a court-martial is laughable.
And speaking of Tyler, he openly strolls around the ship and sits in the mess hall to chat with Burnham. I guess we’re all supposed to forget that he is not supposed to be alive. Remember, the Klingon Empire thinks that he’s been beheaded. Why would he take the risk that word of his strolling around Federation ships wouldn’t leak out? It would surely destabilize Qo’noS.
By the end of the episode, Admiral Cornwell — welcome back! — orders Section 31 and the Discovery crew to work together to find Spock. She talks to Pike and Leland as if they’re arguing siblings. At one point, Leland says to Pike, “We go back a long way, Chris. But my job requires me to walk a line and I cross that with you. And I apologize.”
Stop it. No one in Section 31 apologizes. For anything. Also, it is unclear to me why Pike wasn’t told ahead of time that Section 31 was looking for Spock, since the group operates out in the open.
It’s our third straight episode where we don’t really get much movement on what is established as the main story line of the season: the red signals and Spock’s plight. The biggest change from last season to this one is that the episodes are more self-contained. I’m hoping we get back to the subject at hand soon, because these side plots, like Tilly and the mycelial network are getting distracting.
• One thing that really stands out in “Discovery”: Its cinematography is top notch. The point-of-view shot from the vantage point of a torpedo when the Discovery fires a warning shot on what we thought was Spock’s shuttle is fantastic.
• The writers made a choice this season to let Burnham explore more of her human side this season. You see Sonequa Martin-Green being much more expressive in reactions to potentially catastrophic events, like Saru’s death/not death and Tilly’s kidnapping. It doesn’t feel particularly genuine because the writers keep crying wolf. The stakes seem low because no one actually dies.B:
今期天线宝宝现场摇奖【宋】【炎】【第】【一】【次】【有】【一】【种】，【搬】【起】【石】【头】【砸】【自】【己】【的】【脚】【的】【感】【觉】， 【可】【是】【看】【着】【小】【姑】【凉】【眼】【睛】【亮】【晶】【晶】【的】【模】【样】，【他】【只】【能】【笑】【着】【全】【部】【吃】【下】【去】【了】。 【一】【口】【臭】【豆】【腐】，【一】【口】【冰】【粉】， 【臭】【豆】【腐】【吃】【没】【了】，【冰】【粉】【也】【见】【了】【底】， 【就】【在】【他】【庆】【幸】【终】【于】【吃】【光】【了】【的】【时】【候】，【茶】【茶】【又】【递】【给】【他】【一】【个】【鸭】【脑】【壳】， 【宋】【炎】【抬】【起】【头】，【刹】【那】【间】【就】【对】【上】【茶】【茶】【的】【亮】【晶】【晶】【的】【眼】【眸】，【嘴】【角】【弯】【弯】
【要】【不】【是】【能】【感】【应】【到】【它】【处】【于】【极】【度】【雀】【跃】【状】【态】【的】【情】【绪】，【石】【玉】【蝉】【都】【要】【以】【为】，【属】【于】【死】【神】【的】【几】【乎】【吸】【收】【整】【个】【游】【乐】【场】【鬼】【怪】【灵】【异】【的】【能】【量】【的】【伴】【生】【灵】【焰】，【让】【一】【只】【小】【小】【的】【恶】【灵】【给】【吞】【噬】【了】。 【经】【过】【恶】【灵】【一】【波】【吓】【唬】，【这】【群】【人】【终】**【次】【聚】【拢】【在】【了】【一】【起】，【石】【玉】【蝉】【没】【有】【特】【意】【隐】【身】，【被】【孙】【宇】【牵】【着】【回】【到】【教】【室】。 【她】【看】【到】【韩】【文】【露】【出】【一】【种】【贱】【兮】【兮】【的】【我】【就】【知】【道】【的】【表】【情】，【有】
【不】【过】， 【而】【今】【的】【我】，【对】【于】【众】【人】【的】【震】【惊】【模】【样】【倒】【是】【未】【曾】【太】【放】【在】【心】【上】， 【只】【自】【顾】【自】【地】【落】【了】【地】，【眼】【神】【一】【瞥】，【便】【顿】【时】【望】【见】【了】【人】【群】【之】【中】【甚】【是】【显】【眼】【的】【裴】【玠】、【段】【子】【砚】、【伍】【大】【勇】、【辛】【婉】【等】【人】， 【且】【不】【知】【是】【何】【缘】【故】，【这】【几】【人】【此】【番】【竟】【是】【破】【天】【荒】【地】【待】【在】【了】【一】【处】，【并】【且】，【此】【时】【此】【刻】，【还】【更】【是】【极】【有】【默】【契】【地】【纷】【纷】【朝】【我】【望】【来】，【眼】【神】【炙】【热】【明】【显】【的】，【让】【人】【丝】
【反】【正】【那】【人】【落】【入】【蛇】【窟】，【就】【算】【拉】【上】【来】，【只】【怕】【也】【被】【蛇】【咬】【得】【差】【不】【多】【了】。 【四】【个】【人】【又】【交】【换】【了】【一】【个】【眼】【色】，【然】【后】【便】【走】【过】【去】，【帮】【着】【林】【依】【把】【春】【和】【哑】【姑】【给】【拉】【了】【上】【来】。 【等】【把】【两】【个】【人】【拉】【上】【来】，【哑】【姑】【已】【经】【满】【脸】【发】【黑】，【整】【个】【人】【晕】【了】【过】【去】。 【春】【的】【一】【只】【手】，【也】【是】【乌】【黑】【乌】【黑】【的】，【软】【弱】【无】【力】【的】【垂】【在】【身】【侧】。 【只】【不】【过】，【他】【的】【眼】【睛】【还】【睁】【着】，【只】【是】【有】【气】【无】【力】今期天线宝宝现场摇奖“【你】【还】【是】【给】【琴】【酒】【一】【个】【缓】【冲】【时】【间】【吧】。”【贝】【尔】【摩】【德】【瞅】【了】【一】【眼】【身】【体】【一】【僵】【的】【灰】【原】【哀】，【恶】【趣】【味】【地】【笑】【笑】，“【他】【那】【个】【老】【古】【董】【可】【不】【像】【是】【我】【一】【样】【接】【受】【新】【事】【物】【接】【受】【得】【那】【么】【快】。” “【我】【会】【找】【他】【谈】【谈】【的】。”【黑】【泽】【银】【满】【不】【在】【乎】【地】【挥】【挥】【手】，“【只】【要】【他】【还】【在】【乎】【我】【就】【没】【问】【题】【的】。【而】【他】【那】【种】【人】【在】【组】【织】【里】【朋】【友】【那】【么】【少】，【肯】【定】【在】【乎】【我】【这】【个】【为】【数】【不】【多】【的】【朋】【友】。”
【时】【间】【一】【点】【点】【流】【逝】，【方】【少】【在】【客】【厅】【已】【经】【呆】【了】【半】【天】【的】【时】【间】【了】。【早】【就】【坐】【不】【住】【了】。【又】【是】【来】【到】【了】【小】【米】【房】【间】【门】【口】。“【小】【米】，【你】【在】【吗】？【你】【能】【不】【能】【去】【看】【看】【小】【溪】？” 【想】【到】【了】【方】【少】【会】【来】【找】【自】【己】，【小】【米】【立】【即】【就】【来】【了】。“【能】，【那】【是】【我】【的】【姐】【妹】，【我】【当】【然】【会】【去】【看】【她】，【可】【是】【你】【呢】？【这】【么】【长】【时】【间】【了】，【你】【想】【到】【了】【什】【么】【啦】？” 【被】【小】【米】【一】【问】【竟】【说】【不】【出】【话】【来】【了】。
【李】【唐】【诗】【总】【不】【能】【让】【自】【己】【的】【男】【朋】【友】【不】【开】【心】【吧】？ 【再】【说】【了】，【被】【自】【己】【的】【男】【朋】【友】【这】【么】【宠】【着】，【感】【觉】【真】【的】【特】【别】【的】【好】。 【李】【唐】【诗】【脚】【上】【了】【水】【泡】【都】【处】【理】【好】，【两】【人】【便】【一】【起】【去】【了】【厨】【房】，【他】【们】【之】【间】【的】【默】【契】【早】【就】【练】【出】【来】【了】，【所】【以】【厨】【房】【里】【几】【乎】【是】【李】【唐】【诗】【要】【什】【么】，【秦】【昱】【杰】【都】【准】【备】【得】【很】【好】，【递】【到】【李】【唐】【诗】【的】【手】【中】。 【厨】【房】【这】【边】【他】【们】【忙】【碌】【着】，【客】【厅】【那】【边】，【在】【老】