Welp. Star Trek Discovery (opens in new tab) episode 13 was a wild ride. At the risk of sounding like a broken record every week: Watch. This. Show. Seriously. For those of you who haven’t caught up (or haven’t even boarded the Discovery yet, for shame!) then there are big spoilers in the Twitter reactions below. So make like a parallel universe and split.
Where do I start? Mirror Lorca and Mirror Stamets both seemingly died (as did the Emperor); we got one of the best hand-to-hand fistfights this side of Daredevil and – here’s the kicker – the USS Discovery made it home… 9 months late. Yes, the Klingons have won the war. All is lost, for now…
Mirror Lorca falls
Star Trek Discovery’s capacity to surprise every week is quite remarkable. Not only did Mirror Lorca die (I think?), he did so in spectacular fashion: he fell into a giant star and, before that, was impaled by Emperor Georgiou in a scene resembling her own mirror self’s death. Poetic..
So Lorca is gone. Emperor Georgiou does not play either. #StarTrekDiscovery @startrekcbs #AfterTrek #EmperorGeorgiou #Shook pic.twitter.com/mpUxqNDkkgJanuary 29, 2018
Actual footage of Georgiou and Lorca @jasonsfolly #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/jMnwkLTkoAJanuary 29, 2018
Yes yes. Me me. I've kicked the bucket, I've shuffled off my mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible. I. Am. An. Ex. Captain.Captain's costume for sale. Size XS. Fits bloody nobody. https://t.co/CcV3d2BHzZJanuary 29, 2018
Lorca: "It's poetic justice, don't you think? A scientist destroyed by his own creation. Just kidding. I hate poetry."Me: Buh bye Lorca...@SonequaMG @jasonsfolly #MichelleYeoh #Discovery #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #AfterTrek pic.twitter.com/dDzKDzd6ETJanuary 29, 2018
Mirror Stamets, we hardly knew ye
Is Stamets gone too? This is reaching Game of Thrones-levels of beloved bodycounts, people. Mirror Stamets seemed to be cooking up something nefarious last week and now, just like that, he’s gone. The Mirror Universe giveth, the Mirror Universe taketh away.
can i just say that i LOVE the fact that Mirrorverse Stamets wears ~evil leather gloves~ pic.twitter.com/t6LWND6xBjJanuary 28, 2018
So long evil Stamets, we barely knew you#StarTrekDiscovery #WhatsPastIsPrologueJanuary 29, 2018
If you can't accept me at my Mirror Stamets then you don't deserve me at my Stamets #StarTrekDiscoveryJanuary 29, 2018
Time for change
This episode almost acted as a season finale and soft reboot all wrapped into one – and we’ve still got two episodes left! Good thing, too. The dilemma that reared its ugly head at the end of the episode won’t go away easily: the Discovery returned to its own universe, only to be met by news that they’d arrived home 9 months after they left and that the Klingons have won the war. For Voq’s sake.
Gone for 9 months and the Federation is so useless that they lost the war #StarTrekDiscoveryJanuary 29, 2018
This week's #StarTrekDiscovery was a beautiful, strongly executed wrap-up to the Mirrorverse component. I'm excited to see how they handle the conclusion of the Federation-Klingon WarJanuary 29, 2018
That said I'm burnt out on the Klingon silliness and not particularly excited to go back to it, but willing to give the benefit of the doubt. Hope this gets wrapped up and we get a clean slate next season #StarTrekDiscoveryJanuary 29, 2018
What now?? We have L‘ Rell, a murderer Klingon sleeper agent who is human again(??) & an evil ex-emperor from the MU in a universe 9 mos 2 late where the Klingons won #StarTrekDiscovery #AfterTrekJanuary 29, 2018
Leave it to Twitter to deal in small, possibly insignificant details. A green spore landed on Tilly’s shoulder as they finally returned home. I’m pretty sure the spores aren’t meant to be luminous green. Merely symbolic? Or something more, perhaps? Watch this space.
How come no one is talking about that drop of mycelial spore that fell on Tilly's shoulder and entered her body? Or was it a spore? Or was it an alien? Or maybe it was Lorca in spore form?! What or who is it??!@may_wise #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrek #AfterTrek @jasonsfolly pic.twitter.com/ZgeY7OzEtwJanuary 29, 2018
The best (Star Trek) show in a long, long time?
It’s early days but, yeah, it could well be. Knee-jerk reactions are always the order of the day when something new and brilliant comes along, so time will tell. Having said that, immediate bias may give way to people waking up to this instant classic of a show. Please tell your friends.
Blown away by this episode and cannot wait for next week holy crap this series gets better each and every week #StarTrekDiscoveryJanuary 29, 2018
Holy COW, this episode of #StarTrekDiscovery! How much more can you PACK into an episode??? And oh, MAN, where we’re left at the end! #WhatsPastIsPrologueJanuary 29, 2018
#StarTrekDiscovery @StarTrek @startrekcbs Holy hell! Phaser fights, space battles, sword/knife fights. Georgiou kicks Lorca in the damn head while. he. is. behind. her! I'll have to dip my valium in vodka to calm down from this episode. Or, I can just watch it again. pic.twitter.com/RnyGOkZzyWJanuary 29, 2018
This episode of #StarTrekDiscovery is one of the most exciting things I have ever seen on TV.January 29, 2018