- Designated Hero: At the end of the episode, Michael commits mutiny in order to attack a Klingon ship that had so far not overtly threatened the ship. Whether it would have stopped a greater conflict or not, its pretty much the antithesis of Starfleet ethos, and her actions would probably make her a villain on any other Star Trek show. And if you saw this episode on live TV and didnt see the follow up episode on CBS All-Access, you end without any redemption of the character.
- Genius Bonus: Voq burning his own hand to prove he is worthy is probably an allusion to Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who did the same to prove to an enemy king how determined Romans are. Worked in both cases.
YMMV / Star Trek: Discovery S1E01 "The Vulcan Hello"