Sylvia Tilly : Did you ever think, when you signed up for Starfleet, that you'd be forced to see war and death?
Michael Burnham : Death found me when I was a child. So, yeah. I knew what I was getting into.
Sylvia Tilly : I don't think I did. Not really. Does that make me naive?
Michael Burnham : It makes you optimistic.
Sylvia Tilly : Tyler needs you.
Michael Burnham : I'm told he's doing well.
Sylvia Tilly : That's not possible, not when you've lost the person you care about the most.
Michael Burnham : He killed a Starfleet officer. And he... he tried to kill me.
Sylvia Tilly : And those crimes are reprehensible; but Tyler is not the person who did that, at least he's... he's not anymore. He is something other, someone new. And what we do now, the way that we treat him, that is who he will become. I know you still care about him.
Michael Burnham : I do. That does not mean I should.