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* RaceNameBasis: Georgiou addresses Sarek as "Vulcan".


* SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfDistance: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would in fact mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system (specifically, twice as far as Pluto's aphelion). But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system -- and Earth -- under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system (specifically, twice as far as Pluto's aphelion). But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system -- and Earth -- under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.


--> '''Cornwell:''' We have all mourned the enormous loss of life due to this war. The acts of violence committed against us are the acts of a foe without reason, without honor, and they will not stop coming after us in the hopes of destroying everything that we hold dear. These are desperate times and they call on us to do more than merely protect our people, defend our borders. I stand before you with a mission. At 2100 hours, the USS ''Discovery'' will jump for the Klingon homeworld in order to map its surface and isolate vulnerabilities and military targets. This brave team will be the first to visit this inhospitable planet since Captain Archer and the crew of the ''Enterprise'' NX-01, nearly 100 years ago, so allow me to introduce you to the person who will chart your course to Qo'noS...''(enter Mirror Georgiou in a Starfleet uniform)'' Captain Philippa Georgiou.\\

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--> '''Cornwell:''' We have all mourned the enormous loss of life due to this war. The acts of violence committed against us are the acts of a foe without reason, without honor, and they will not stop coming after us in the hopes of destroying everything that we hold dear. These are desperate times and they call on us to do more than merely protect our people, defend our borders. I stand before you with a mission. At 2100 hours, the USS ''Discovery'' will jump for the Klingon homeworld in order to map its surface and isolate vulnerabilities and military targets. This brave team will be the first to visit this inhospitable planet since Captain Archer and the crew of the ''Enterprise'' NX-01, nearly 100 years ago, so allow me to introduce you to the person who will chart your course to Qo'noS...''(enter Mirror Georgiou in a Starfleet uniform)'' uniform as the Mirror Universe {{leitmotif}} plays)'' Captain Philippa Georgiou.\\


%%* AwkwardSilenceEntrance: Tyler gets this in the mess hall, now that the truth about him is known. Tilly pointedly gets up and goes to sit with him, breaking the tension.
%%* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Implicitly, this is why Cornwell has agreed to put Mirror Georgiou in command of ''Discovery''. She possesses the ruthlessness necessary to definitively end the war with the Klingons, while the Federation does not.

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%%* * AwkwardSilenceEntrance: Tyler gets this a very cold reception when he walks in the mess hall, now that the truth about him is known. Tilly pointedly gets up and goes to sit with him, breaking the tension.
%%* * BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Implicitly, this is why Cornwell has agreed agrees to put Mirror Georgiou in command of ''Discovery''. She ''Discovery'' because she possesses the ruthlessness necessary to definitively end the war with the Klingons, while the Federation does not.


* AwkwardSilenceEntrance: Tyler gets this in the mess hall, now that the truth about him is known. Tilly pointedly gets up and goes to sit with him, breaking the tension.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Implicitly, this is why Cornwell has agreed to put Mirror Georgiou in command of ''Discovery''. She possesses the ruthlessness necessary to definitively end the war with the Klingons, while the Federation does not.

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* %%* AwkwardSilenceEntrance: Tyler gets this in the mess hall, now that the truth about him is known. Tilly pointedly gets up and goes to sit with him, breaking the tension.
* %%* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Implicitly, this is why Cornwell has agreed to put Mirror Georgiou in command of ''Discovery''. She possesses the ruthlessness necessary to definitively end the war with the Klingons, while the Federation does not.

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* RousingSpeech: Cornwell delivers a pre-mission speech that starts out rousing before turning ominous as hell.
--> '''Cornwell:''' We have all mourned the enormous loss of life due to this war. The acts of violence committed against us are the acts of a foe without reason, without honor, and they will not stop coming after us in the hopes of destroying everything that we hold dear. These are desperate times and they call on us to do more than merely protect our people, defend our borders. I stand before you with a mission. At 2100 hours, the USS ''Discovery'' will jump for the Klingon homeworld in order to map its surface and isolate vulnerabilities and military targets. This brave team will be the first to visit this inhospitable planet since Captain Archer and the crew of the ''Enterprise'' NX-01, nearly 100 years ago, so allow me to introduce you to the person who will chart your course to Qo'noS...''(enter Mirror Georgiou in a Starfleet uniform)'' Captain Philippa Georgiou.\\
'''Georgiou:''' Thank you.\\
'''Cornwell:''' Though long presumed dead, Captain Georgiou was recently rescued in a highly classified raid of a Klingon prison vessel. She was transported aboard ''Discovery'' with my personal retinue. The mission to Qo'noS is a perilous expedition, and Starfleet is confident that Captain Georgiou is uniquely qualified to get you there and to do what needs to be done.

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* ScottyTime: According to Saru, Stamets' original crop of mushrooms took years to grow. With time at a premium, Stamets grows an even larger crop in less than a day.


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* VillainHasAPoint: When Georgiou offers to tell Sarek how to defeat the Klingons once and for all.
--> '''Sarek:''' The Federation does not subscribe to what I imagine are Terran methods of combat.\\
'''Georgiou:''' You face annihilation. Is it not logical to do anything you can to save the lives of your kind?


* RedemptionQuest: Burnham says that despite everything she has done so far to atone for her actions at the Battle of the Binary Stars, she ''still'' has a long way to go to redeem herself.

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* RedemptionQuest: Burnham says that despite everything she has done so far to atone for her actions at the Battle of the Binary Stars, she ''still'' has a long way to go to redeem herself. She also tells Tyler that his own redemption will be a similar journey.

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* BodyHorror: What was done to turn Voq into a duplicate of Tyler.
--> '''Tyler:''' They flayed his skin. Cracked his bones open. Sawed his heart into pieces. You think that'll be the worst of it. Then they start shaving down the tips of your fingers.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With Voq excised, Tyler is filled with remorse for what he/they did, especially murdering Culber.

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* NotSoSimilar: On the other hand, Sarek points out that his Burnham helped defeat the man who seduced Georgiou's Burnham.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
--> '''Georgiou:''' Why did you bring me here? Truly.\\
'''Burnham:''' I wanted to show you a place of morality, of hope.\\
'''Georgiou:''' Let me tell you, daughter who is not my daughter. In truth, you wished to save me because you couldn't save [your Georgiou]. This regret that you have for what you did, it weakens you.\\
'''Burnham:''' I feel it every day of my life.


* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system. But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system -- and Earth -- under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system.system (specifically, twice as far as Pluto's aphelion). But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system -- and Earth -- under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.


* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system. But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system - and Earth - under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system. But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system - -- and Earth - -- under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.



* {{Terraforming}}: In need of a new spore supply and lacking time to cultivate one in a lab, Stamets inside takes his stock specimens and loads them into probes so they can be fired at a dead moon. EM pulse charges are then used to energize the samples and cause them to rapidly multiply across the entire surface.

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* {{Terraforming}}: In need of a new spore supply and lacking time to cultivate one in a lab, Stamets inside instead takes his stock specimens and loads them into probes so they can be fired at a dead moon. EM pulse charges are then used to energize the samples and cause them to rapidly multiply across the entire surface.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The ''Discovery'' needs to reach Starbase One and we're told this will be difficult because the sector is crawling with Klingon ships. There are two problems with this scenario. The first is that ''Discovery'' is stated to be only one light-year away from Starbase One which, in interstellar terms, would mean they're practically there already. Secondly, Starbase One is said to be 100 [=AUs=] from Earth, which would put it on the outer edge of the solar system. But we very quickly learn that Starbase One has been overrun by Klingons, which would put the solar system - and Earth - under direct threat of attack. Yet Starfleet Command acts as if this was just another unfortunate defeat, not an immediate existential threat.


* DeadPersonImpersonation: Mirror Georgiou works out a deal with Sarek and Cornwell to take the place of her deceased Prime counterpart--who they claim was wrongly presumed dead aboard T'Kuvma's ship, and was actually captured and held prisoner by the Klingons until a recent "rescue"--in exchange for teaching them how to win the war against the Klingons.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Mirror Georgiou works out a deal with Sarek and Cornwell to take the place of her deceased Prime counterpart--who they claim was wrongly presumed dead aboard T'Kuvma's ship, and was actually captured and held prisoner by the Klingons until a recent "rescue"--in exchange for teaching them how to win the war against the Klingons. Somewhat subverted, in that Starfleet, Burnam, and everyone else on Discovery responsible for rescuing Mirror Georgiou know that she's the Terran emperor and not their Georgiou. But a lot of people were left out of the loop.

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