Full spoilers follow for this episode.
The penultimate episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is very much about setting the table for the hopefully grand finale, putting various pieces in place and taking care of certain emotional threads for the characters before what could, conceivably, be a big shift next week.
Who knows what Discovery has in store for us with its S2 finale, though certainly the rumors and fan speculation are running rampant. And it’s not like the show hasn’t taken its share of swerves in the past. Could it be that Michael Burnham and the crew of the Disco really will be catapulted 950 years into the future in next week’s episode, as is the plan established here, where they will live out the rest of their lives?