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Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

We'll. That was something.
It's great, it's all great.
What happened?

Oh ya, another signal, nanobots, relationship interventions.

My main question is about the signals. They said it's the 4th of 7. How do we know that? Is it the same 7 signals coming back again?
If so can't they predict where they'll be or use spocks map?

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

Also the Pike storyline is fascinating for writers because it's rare you have a character where everyone knows his ending already. No matter what happens, he will end up some day paralyzed. Showing that as a choice is a nice touch as well as the classic hand to the window death.

I also just rewatched the season opener again, his fortune from the lack Lorca cookie:
"Not every cage is prison, not every loss is eternal." That's the theme of the whole season.

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Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@quark I think Pike's foreshadowing was the best part of the episode.

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@quark I really like that fortune cookie message. In addition to its significance for Pike, it does seem that relationships that were strained (Burnham/Spock, Burnham/Tyler, Tyler/L’Rell, hopefully Stamets/Culber) can find new life with an even stronger foundation if the people involved are willing to get vulnerable and real with each other. So there, too, not every loss is eternal.

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@quark I’m pretty confused about the signals too. I assume they’re numbering them according to where they appear, so each new location gets a new number. But beyond that... you got me. I’ve heard some speculation that it’s going to have something to do with Burnham after all since they’re making it so clear that a lot of what’s going on hinges on her, but I think the signals may be the part of all this that I understand the least right now.

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@Omega_Molecule My greatest fear is that the solution to all the problems will be to somehow change history so Burnam doesn't stay on Vulcan, or her parents don't die. If she wasn't there it was erase everything that has happened in the series but save the galaxy. They can't of course, so I shouldn't worry, but they are so loose with the rules of time travel and logic I...well, I worry. They could just hand wave something like this and ruin everything.

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@quark I worry about the hand wave too, but at the end of the day I think the writers know they'd never hear the end of it if they went that route. If they had the main developments in the series suddenly vanish, that would be a lot for many fans to get on board with (rightfully so). I'm beginning to suspect that won't happen but we are going to get catapulted closer to when Calypso happens. It's anyone's guess at this point, though...

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@quark I need to go back and re-watch, but it seems like there were 7 signals but they could only pinpoint the location of one. And then they've been re-appearing one at a time?
I've been confused on this one, too.

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@elecray7k I rewatched episode one right after and it is just as you say. At no point do I remember them clarifying if the signals arising now are in the same location as before. Now they seem confident that there *will* be 7, like it was a prophecy. They also said the signals arose over a 24 hr period but vanished too quick to "get a lock" on them. Which makes no sense, they should know roughly where they will appear.

Star Trek Discovery S2E12 thoughts 

@quark Its by far the roughest part of the season, but there's more than enough other stuff going on that I completely forgot about it until just a few days ago.

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