Full spoilers follow for this episode.
Dr. Hugh Culber is alive!
We’ve known Wilson Cruz would be returning to Star Trek: Discovery in some capacity — beyond just as a helpful mycelial network phantom — pretty much since his character was killed off in Season 1. That death was met with a bit of an uproar, as many viewers were not happy with the fact that the show’s producers had made such a big deal about featuring the first same-sex couple as regulars on a Star Trek series, only to then promptly end the relationship in tragedy. In the aftermath, the CBS All Access team immediately trotted out Cruz and Anthony Rapp, who plays Hugh’s lover Paul Stamets, who promised that the pair’s story was far from over.