12 days ago
Captain Christopher Pike is one of the more familiar characters in the ‘Star Trek’ lineup that we know the least about. That is, until this episode. With ‘Through The Valley of the Shadows’, Pike becomes one of Star Fleet’s greatest heroes, even if no one will ever know exactly what he sacrificed to save the future. The moment also serves to tie ‘Discovery’ a bit more to the main timeline of the show, which isn’t a bad thing for this show to do. Now if we could only figure out if we’re seeing the beginnings of the Borg or something else entirely.
Discovery travels to Boreth, the Klingon monastery world and home to the child of Voq and L’Rell. It’s where they hope to obtain a time crystal (ok, I’ll admit, I’m a little bothered by the idea of a ‘time crystal’, but I’m letting it go to the greater plot. At the very least it makes some sense there would be such a thing from a race whose home planet sounds like it should be more about time traveling than warrior’ing.) Tenavik reveals that time moves differently on the planet by revealing that he is the grown son of L’Rell and Voq, completing that storyline pretty effectively for now. He also reveals that Pike can take a time crystal if he accepts the future he is shown. And boy, what a future.
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