Through the Valley of Shadows

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A fourth red signal leads Discovery to the Klingon monastery on Boreth. There, Pike must face a life changing decision. Meanwhile, Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship that failed to make check in…

The Trekzone Review

The third last episode of Disco’s second season gives us a look at the monastery on Boreth and what the Klingons are actually doing there. It goes to a plot device in Voyager’s series finale that Klingons have time travel technology, so that was a nice link up. It was nice to have a L’Rell and Tyler moment as well, with Pike stuck in the middle of a brief argument a smiling moment.

Speaking of our Captain, boy oh boy was that a hellish vision he endured and accepted as his fate! We got to see so much of what he becomes in The Menagerie that it was a pivotal moment for the character – and a defining one. Plus, we also got to see that either the Bajoran Vedeks or these Klingon… err, monks? … copied each others homework on how to revere a certain object. Bajoran Orbs, or Time Crystals, they’re all glowly and sparkly I guess!

Meanwhile, for Burnham and Spock on the Section 31 ship… they really should’ve watched more Stargate episodes, especially the later seasons featuring the replicators! It was nice to see Kamran Gant once again as a tribute to the Shenzhou.

Cast and Crew


Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham

Doug Jones as Saru

Anthony Rapp as Paul Staments

Mary Wiseman as Slyvia Tilly

Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber

Anson Mount as Christopher Pike

Guest Cast

Mia Kirshner

Mary Chieffo

Ethan Peck

Tig Notaro

Kenneth Mitchell

Rachael Ancheril

Emily Coutts

Patrick Kwok-Choon

Oyin Oladejo

Ronnie Rowie Jr.

Sara Mitich

Ali Momen

Julianne Grossman

Story By

Bo Yeon Kim

Erika Lippoldt

Directed By

Douglas Aarniokoski

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