Star Trek Discovery 2.4 FAQ
What’s it called?
“An Obol For Charon.”
Teleplay is credited to Alan McElroy (“The Vampire Diaries”) & Andrew Colville (“The 4400,” “Mad Men”). (Colville is also credited with last week’s “Discovery” teleplay.)
What says CBSAA?
“A mysterious sphere threatens the U.S.S. Discovery even as May, in her original form, implements a plan that puts Tilly’s life in danger. Saru and Burnham’s bond grows when Saru is forced to acknowledge a deeply unsettling Kelpien truth. Pike receives new intel on Spock from a loyal friend.”
This refers to Pike’s Enterprise first officer, Number One, played by “Pepper Dennis” star Rebecca Romijn.
Do we finally learn Number One’s real name?
Not this week. (But I bet it’s Gladys Birnbaum.)
How does 2.4 start?
“Energize,” orders Captain Christopher Pike.
Is it any good?
Is this the first episode of “Star Trek Discovery” Herc has ever endorsed?
It is the second.
Do we learn this week why the Red Angel reached out to Tiny Spock, of all people?
Do we learn this week what Burnham said to Spock to alienate him so completely? Did she call him “a pointy-eared hobgoblin”?
We don’t learn this week.
Does Stamets have any difficulty using the spore drive?
Is Tig Notaro back?
She is, and she is the best thing about this episode.
Does Ethan Peck appear as Spock?
Not this week.
I hear the Bezos-like telepathic Talosians from the 1965 “Star Trek” pilot are back this season. Do they appear in the second episode? Is everyone subject to the Federation’s death penalty?
The Talosians do not appear this week.
The big news?
This is one of the two best “Discovery” episodes aired to date. The installment that aired last week was the other. It’s as if someone suddenly shot this series full of Ritalin.
What else is CBSAA not telling us?
Mary Wiseman is listed in the opening titles but L’Rell does not appear in this episode. Amanda, Ash and Georgio also sit out the episode.
Has Stamets turned Culber into an Emergency Medical Hologram?
Culber does not appear this week.
Tig Notero as Jet Reno generally and her mockery of Stamets in particular. Doug Jones as Saru, proving himself useful for once. Rebecca Romijn, making the role of Number One more than a two-legged computer. The Bowie. “Wrong!”
What’s not so good?
There’s a death scene that could have been a little tighter, all things considered.
How ends 2.4, spoiler boy?
8:30 p.m. Thursday. CBSAA.