This finale thematically bookends the Season 3 premiere, “That Hope is You, Part 1” properly, which noticed Michael adrift in a brand new world she doesn’t acknowledge. Over the course of this season, she’s cast a spot for herself on this new future and struck a stability between who she in her personal time and the lady that she has develop into within the wake of the whole lot that’s occurred to her since she left it.
The concept of Michael Burnham because the captain of the Discovery has a sure sense of inevitability about it, if solely as a result of we’ve all in all probability been anticipating – or dreading, your mileage could fluctuate on that time – it for years. After the whole lot, is Michael really Starfleet captain materials? I actually don’t know. She’s an out of the field thinker, a risk-taker, and a devoted cheerleader for the Federation. She loves her crew, that’s for positive, and he or she believes all the way down to her soul in what they stand for. And that counts for an terrible lot.
But Michael can also be far more attention-grabbing as a personality when she has an authority determine or construction to push again in opposition to, reasonably than is herself in a job that requires her to make management decisions herself. We’ll see the way it goes, however there’s a part of me that may all the time surprise if she may need been happier with Book do-good-ing across the galaxy on her personal phrases. The new uniforms are snazzy, although.
In the top, “That Hope Is You, Part 2” neatly manages to tie up a lot of the excellent plot threads from this season, and provides the group a mission for its subsequent, one which appears to suit far more neatly into what we usually count on from a Star Trek collection. Will Season 4 be extra episodic in nature, because the crew jaunts by house delivering dilithium to far-flung planets, assembly new cultures, and exploring this huge new future alongside the way in which?
Getting to the long run was so traumatic for the Discovery group – right here’s hoping they (and, by extension, us) get the prospect to see a bit extra of what it appears to be like like now.