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This is my guide to Star Trek Discovery episode: Saints of Imperfection. Spoilers ahoy so turn back now if you haven’t seen episode 5 of Star Trek Discovery’s second season.

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The Search for Spock Takes a Detour to the Underworld

Through the weightless throng our heroes travel in the name of love. The episode begins with Burnham running through the corridors of Discovery in slow motion, having just heard the news that Tilly has disappeared. We get a Burnham voice-over during these dramatic moments. “Words define who we are, officer, orphan, widower, ship-mate.” As she says widower, we see Stamets’s pained face as he looks at Burnham trying to make sense of what has happened to Tilly and foreshadowing the episodes events…

You can read my full Star Trek Discovery recap articles over at Claytemple Media. Claytemple Media produces eldritch-horror fiction and literary podcasts, including the Lower Decks Star Trek podcast and the Gene Wolfe podcast. Hosted by Glenn, Valerie and Brandon, there are hours of witty, warm and whimsical fun to be had so be sure to check them out.

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