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Vaulting Ambition 

Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L'Rell's help.

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler / Voq
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca
Michelle Yeoh ... Emperor Georgiou
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Sam Asante ... Senior Guard
Jeremy Crittenden ... Lord Eling
Raven Dauda ... Dr. Pollard
Billy MacLellan ... Barlow
Dwain Murphy ... Captain Maddox
Tasia Valenza ... Shenzhou Computer (voice)
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Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L'Rell's help.

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The title is a reference to the line "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other" from Act I, Scene VII of William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth". See more »

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Captain Gabriel Lorca: What're you afraid of?
Michael Burnham: Georgiou.
Captain Gabriel Lorca: You mean, Emperor Georgiou.
Michael Burnham: Logic tells me she's not the woman that I betrayed. But this feels like a reckoning.
Captain Gabriel Lorca: Your Georgiou is dead. She's a ghost.
Michael Burnham: Haven't you ever been afraid of a ghost?
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Now that was a kick in the rear
23 January 2018 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

Just goes to show, there are no more "filler" episodes in shows, no idle moments, not one line spoken by any character that will not have significance later on. The way these episodes have been constructed, we see now that everything that has happened has brought us right to here. It's all been pieces of the puzzle.

So: Stametz is talking to "himself". Burnam is on an intrigue filled palace ship and has to make a tough, quick decision, Tyler/Voq is in need of L'Rell's help, but she is loathe to give it. And Lorca, Lorca is...

We've been trying to excuse and explain Lorca's behavior this whole season. We can stop now. And that time when Admiral Cornwell was going to relieve Lorca? (In "Lethe") - Now we know, she was right. But then she was conveniently kidnapped by Kol.

"Nothing is as it Seems"

Going through my review, I don't see any blatant spoilers, so I am changing it back. Thank you.


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