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* YouOweMe: Burnham knows that Mirror Georgiou expect to be paid back for saving ''Discovery''.

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* YouOweMe: Burnham knows that Mirror Georgiou expect expects to be paid back for saving ''Discovery''.


* WhamShot: The creature that's been wreaking havoc throughout the mycelial network is...Hugh Culber.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jett Reno (Creator/TigNotaro) [[DropInCharacter butts in]] on Stametz in Engineering during the previous episode, highlighting how awkward it is that she has simply disappeared for this one -- especially given the implications that there is no TimeSkip between them. (She also reappears in five episodes with no explanation as to where she was.)

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* WhamShot: The creature that's been wreaking havoc throughout the mycelial network is...Hugh Culber.
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-->'''Stamets:''' Hugh?
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jett Reno (Creator/TigNotaro) [[DropInCharacter butts in]] on Stametz Stamets in Engineering during the previous episode, highlighting how awkward it is that she has simply disappeared for this one -- especially given the implications that there is no TimeSkip between them. (She also reappears in five episodes with no explanation as to where she was.))
* YouOweMe: Burnham knows that Mirror Georgiou expect to be paid back for saving ''Discovery''.
-->'''Burnham:''' I heard you bought us a few minutes.\\
'''Georgiou:''' Is that any way to think the savior of the ''Discovery''?\\
'''Burnham:''' I know you expect to be paid back in spades.\\
'''Georgiou:''' [[BlatantLies Maybe I'm an altruist.]]\\
'''Burnham:''' [[AndImTheQueenOfSheba Maybe I'm a Terran.]]



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: May's people see Culber as a monster that's killing them by using a local toxin that makes touching him deadly to them, while he's trying to protect himself against the spores that are trying to break down his body.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: May's people (the [=JahSepp=]) see Culber as a monster that's killing them by using a local toxin that makes touching him deadly to them, while he's trying to protect himself against the spores that are trying to break down his body.


* TwoLinesNoWaiting: subverted. This is the first episode of the season that has no B-plots; everything focuses on Tilly and the mycelial network.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: subverted. This is the first episode of the season that has no B-plots; everything (save for a couple bouts of "manlier-than-thou bullshit" between Pike and Leland) focuses on Tilly and the mycelial network.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Hugh Culber?! You're alive?!]]

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* KillHimAlready: When Tilly, Burnham, and Stamets catch up to the "monster" that turns out to be Culber, May shouts at the top of her lungs for them to kill him.

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* WhamShot: The creature that's been wreaking havoc throughout the mycelial network is...Hugh Culber.

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* BaitAndSwitch: This is the second time it looks like Burnham is going to be reunited with Spock, but ends up meeting somebody else. Last time, it was Connelly; this time, it's Mirror Georgiou.


* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: May says this verbatim while she is speaking to Tilly in the mycelial network early in the episode.



* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: May says this verbatim while she is speaking to Tilly in the mycelial network early in the episode.



* NecessarilyEvil: Admiral Cornwell raises some salient points about Section 31: namely that despite Pike's misgivings about working with the organization they are a sad necessity in a universe that does not share the Federation's ideals. The contrast between Pike's idealism and Leland's realpolitk allows her to drive home the point that each needs the other to keep them in balance, and opens the door to the two radically different commanders working together.

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* NecessarilyEvil: Admiral Cornwell raises some salient points about Section 31: namely that despite Pike's misgivings about working with the organization they are a sad necessity in a universe that does not share the Federation's ideals. The contrast between Pike's idealism and Leland's realpolitk realpolitik allows her to drive home the point that each needs the other to keep them in balance, and opens the door to the two radically different commanders working together.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jett Reno (Creator/TigNotaro) butts in on Stametz in Engineering during the previous episode, highlighting how awkward it is that she has simply disappeared for this one -- especially given the implications that there is no TimeSkip between them.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jett Reno (Creator/TigNotaro) [[DropInCharacter butts in in]] on Stametz in Engineering during the previous episode, highlighting how awkward it is that she has simply disappeared for this one -- especially given the implications that there is no TimeSkip between them.them. (She also reappears in five episodes with no explanation as to where she was.)

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jett Reno (Creator/TigNotaro) butts in on Stametz in Engineering during the previous episode, highlighting how awkward it is that she has simply disappeared for this one -- especially given the implications that there is no TimeSkip between them.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: subverted. This is the first episode of the season that has no B-plots; everything focuses on Tilly and the mycelial network.


* NecessarilyEvil: Admiral Cornwell raises some salient points about Section 31: namely that despite Starfleet's misgivings about working with the organization they are a sad necessity in a universe that does not share the Federation's ideals. The contrast between Pike's idealism and Leland's realpolitk allows her to drive home the point that each needs the other to keep them in balance, and opens the door to the two radically different commanders working together.

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* NecessarilyEvil: Admiral Cornwell raises some salient points about Section 31: namely that despite Starfleet's Pike's misgivings about working with the organization they are a sad necessity in a universe that does not share the Federation's ideals. The contrast between Pike's idealism and Leland's realpolitk allows her to drive home the point that each needs the other to keep them in balance, and opens the door to the two radically different commanders working together.

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* NecessarilyEvil: Admiral Cornwell raises some salient points about Section 31: namely that despite Starfleet's misgivings about working with the organization they are a sad necessity in a universe that does not share the Federation's ideals. The contrast between Pike's idealism and Leland's realpolitk allows her to drive home the point that each needs the other to keep them in balance, and opens the door to the two radically different commanders working together.


* RetCon: Stamets is alive.

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* RetCon: Stamets Culber is alive.


* MythologyGag:
** This certainly isn't the first episode of ''Trek'' dealing with a deadly energetic AdvancingWallOfDoom; see TNG's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E16StarshipMine Starship Mine]]".
** Nor is it the first time that we see a character demonstrate their arrogance by [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting casually munching on an apple]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan at an]] [[Film/StarTrek2009 inappropriate moment]].

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* MythologyGag:
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MythologyGag: This certainly isn't the first episode of ''Trek'' dealing with a deadly energetic AdvancingWallOfDoom; see TNG's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E16StarshipMine Starship Mine]]".
** Nor is it
the first time that we see a character demonstrate their arrogance by [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting casually munching on an apple]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan at an]] [[Film/StarTrek2009 inappropriate moment]].

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