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Through the Valley of Shadows 

A fourth signal leads the U.S.S. Discovery to an insular world, where Pike is forced to make a life-changing choice. Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship gone rogue, leading to a discovery with catastrophic consequences.

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly (credit only)
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler
Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
Mia Kirshner ... Amanda Grayson
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
Ethan Peck ... Spock
Tig Notaro ... Jett Reno
Kenneth Mitchell ... Time Keeper Tenavik
Rachael Ancheril ... Cmdr. Nhan
Emily Coutts ... Lt. Keyla Detmer
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Lt. Gen Rhys
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A fourth signal leads the U.S.S. Discovery to an insular world, where Pike is forced to make a life-changing choice. Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship gone rogue, leading to a discovery with catastrophic consequences.

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When Reno enters the sickbay she declares a medical emergency which turns out to be a hangnail. In 'The Menagerie' Bones is summoned aboard the Enterprise under the pretext of a medical emergency and claims that 'Someone probably just found a hangnail'. See more »

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Time Keeper Tenavik: The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil, and madness may follow.
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Through the Valley of Shadows
22 September 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Anson Mount's Captain Pike has the been the highlight of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.

A story involving time crystals was bound to Pike seeing a future outcome that would leave him shocked. Pike visits the Klingon world of Boreth after the mysterious Red Angel signal appeared there.

Meanwhile Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship that has broken protocols. They see the body horror of the dead crew expelled into space. However Burnham finds one person barely alive and it is someone she once served with.

What the episode displays is that Control is a foe that will not stop in any circumstances. Burnham and Spock realise this, it will manifest anywhere.

The time crystals looks like something Superman had in his home in the North Pole. I am not sure about the science behind the rapid aging of Tyler and L'Rell's son in Boreth.

I know Burnham can be impulsive which makes her thoughtless. I thought Spock would be logically sceptical of the survivor they found.


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English

Release Date:

4 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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