Michael and co learn the fate of the Vulcans, Romulans and Spock. This is a follow up a near 30 year old 'TNG' 2 parter. Michael the Mary Sue does everything. Tilly is annoyed with Michael. There is a mention of the USS Yelchin. Michael rants about SB19 – what is that. Michael is shocked to learn that the Vulcans changed the name of their planet to Ni'Var. And that the Romulans and Vulcans are of the same species and that they have unified thanks to Spock. Also Vulcan left the UFP. Saru and Michael are stunned about all this and the merging of cultures.
I guess in the reboot verse there will be no unification due to Vulcan being blown up. The Romulans becoming homeless due to their homeworlds blowing up helped unification take place. The UFP was running out of dilithium even before The Burn. The Romulans wanted to stay in the UFP. The Vulcans think they caused The Burn and SB19 is a secret Vulcan project. Michael overacts and is not Spock's sister.
Spock's fate is revealed. We see a clip of Leonard Nimoy from his guest spot in 'Unification 1&2'. Michael never looked him up. Tilly is XO and hasn't completed her command training programme. Where are the Klingons? Tilly is XO and an ensign! There is more new tech and Michael is so special. There is no mention of Spock's half brother Sybok. The Vulcans don't want to share. Michael picks a fight. The Vulcans and Romulans wear combined raptor/IDIC pins. Which are the Vulcans and which are the Romulans? You can't tell.
There is a tie-in to 'Star Trek: Picard'. Michael is still a Vulcan citizen. Her mother shows up. Saru is troubled by the future. Where is the Emperor? Michael talks to a Romulan, a Vulcan and a Romulan/Vulcan hybrid. There are holographic burning torches and gongs and where is the Vulcan hand gesture? What is subatomic tensing? What unrest on Vulcan are they talking about? Michael tries for emotional appeal.
Paul finds the idea of taking orders from Tilly deeply, deeply weird. Michael is an idiot and Vulcans look different. Didn't the Romulans have forehead ridges? Absolute candor doesn't help anyone. Michael was never Vulcan and her mother is awful. This does not resonate and there is confrontation and Michael faces sustained criticism. Michael is not astute. Devastating consequences are risked. Vulcan has irrevocably changed. Michael tries to benefit from Spock's reputation. Spock left the UFP behind.
There is no due deliberation. What were the contributory factors to the Burn? Michael is not meritorous and Michael faces social judgement. Spock's greatness is attributed to Micheal – oh FFS! Michael gets the SB19 data and there is a group hug. The Sundered have returned and there is hope and finally the Vulcan hand gesture is done and the phrase “Live long and prosper” uttered. Grudge is seen and this was mmm.
“Become someone new.”
“A distance between us now.”
“I don't know how I fit in.”
“Not just the Vulcans who live there now.”
“Took centuries after his death.”
“The Romulans were considered enemies in our time.”
“And for a long time after.”
“They share the planet with the Romulans.”
“History forgot this in your time.”
“Vulcan was one of the founding members of the Federation.”
“Look back to find out who he became.”
“Complex relationship with the truth.”
“Struggle with all that has changed.”
“Unearth deep truths.”
“Trafficked in secrets.”
“Ancient story isn't it.”
“Ruthlessly assail the credibility of the challenger.”
“Real and grave consequences.”
“Federation is so reduced.”
“Like a different kind of life.”
“You won't convince them.”
“No cause more lost than yours.”
“Bind themselves to lost causes.”
“Sheer size of the Federation.”
“Welcomed the Romulans home.”
“When to let go of maxims and proverbs.”
“Paid most dearily.”
“Logic and fact.”
“Found it lacking.”
“Disobeying yet another direct command from yet another captain.”
“Let me speak truth to you.”
“I ask you for nothing.”
“List of grievances and regrets.”
“Help to rebuild the Federation.”
“Not convinced of your motives.”
I'm confused. On another Earth, Chuck wants an end to subplots and failed spinoffs. Sam whines and Jack lurks. Who's Billie? Castiel bores and one feels nothing for this. One thinks nothing of this. This is a follow up to the 'Wayward Sisters' ep. There is talking and bad acting and nothing happens. This was morose. Why is everyone scared of Death? Where did new Death come from? There is exposition.
“Unsatisfied with your viewing experience.”
“It's monologue time.”
“That's Winchester dumb!”
“Be good for the world.”
“Everything went wrong.”
“This is Winchester stupid!”
“Messengers of god's destruction.”
A Chance For Peace
There is a possibility of an accord with an enemy. There is a smug lawyer and Lucas' double agent status is in peril. Nobody reflects upon their actions. Lucas microwaves a bomb. The yanks are vile and there is ill will. This was vacuity and it was dull and there is no urgency.
“Expect hostile intelligence services to be present.”
“Such evil aims?”
“Why do we bother?”
The Truth About Kat And Dogs
Mel and Maggie attempt to find Macy. Why are they trusting Abigael? She talks in the most annoying way. There are societal policies to annoy. There is complacency and cultural dislocation and things have irrevocably changed. There is no intellectual or emotional depth. Harry has a demonic mind meld. This was miserable and pitiful. There are horrible situations and indignation.
There is outright hostility and one is not contented. There are deleterious effects and no enduring cost to magic. We see Harry's origin. Abigale ignites fires of rage. Bile is spewed and people are increasingly desperate. This was graceless and unnecessary. There is no self questioning and things are grim and miserable.
There are side-effects and this was worthless and one's indifferent. People moan about bad stuff in this irritating. This was not plaintive and there is no gravitas. This was a farce. This was manically terrible. Abigael is not brilliantly vicious and Harry has a poisoned history. There is no cultural stimulation. There is no idle amusement. Who is the Assassin's master? There is a homage to the Piper/Leo sitch.
“Dog snack for a demon hound.”
Charles is 37? He dresses, looks and acts like is 80. He claps like a rapid seal and Diana dances with Wayne Sleep to try and open her husband's heart. It does not work. A sense of dread deepens and Charles is horrible to Diana and jealous of her popularity. Where's Harry? Charles leaves his wife alone to sulk with Camilla. It is 1988 and Charles is caught in an avalance. Leave him there!
Charles = Prince of wails. Philip looks morose. There is foreshadowing of 1997. There are affairs and people helped Charles cheat. Charles doesn't care that Diana is sad and there is no mention of Kanga. Charles has a profound realisation that he wants to marry Camilla. He ignores her husband and children. Charles tells terrible lies and who fathered Camilla's children? There is a massive fireplace. The queen is cold and cruel. Charles rants about Diana straying.
Charles spies on Diana. James Hewitt is mentioned and briefly seen – he does not speak. It is Charles and Diana's 7th anniversary. Camilla is scheduled in for a quickie. Charles forgets and ignores his wedding anniversary. William and Harry are seen. The staff clean away all evidence of Camilla: photos, underwear and sheets.
Diana arrives and Charles ignores his sons. Why didn't Charles join the boys and Diana in the pool? Charles mocks Diana's gift and Charles rants about kindness and deludes himself into thining he's in a great romance with Camilla. He shows no kindness to his sons or wife. The royal protection is ever lurking. Charles needs Camilla and has obliviousness. Trouble seems to follow him around. Charles is cruel and calculated. Charles wants to marry Camilla and she is a grasper and a sponger. There is simmering resentment and Charles ignores his wife to hang out with Camilla. Charles takes, takes and takes and never accepts responsibility.
“Public displays like that horrify me!”
“Properly loathe you!”
“Where she'll be waiting for you.”
“Full of kicks and spins.”
“What have I done now?”
“Notoriously challenging off piste slope.”
“Codename for the death of the Prince Of Wales.”
“Reflection on the integrity of the crown.”
“Cannot be allowed to fail.”
“All lived unhappily ever after.”
“Personalities come from different planets.”
“No point in trying anymore.”
“In and out, in and out.”
“Worse than the newspapers report.”
“Too awful to comprehend.”
“All know what she gets up to.”
“Accept the imperfect reality of being human.”
“Great Romeo & Juliet thing that you imagine.”
“All doors firmly shut.”
“Not welcome here anymore.”
“Turf cutting ceremony.”
“Putting on a kind face.”
“No one wants your marriage to end.”
“Happier than you think.”
“Adored me like you do.”
“Escape this calamity of a marriage.”
“The woman you think loves you.”
Glass milk bottles and milkmen still existed in 1990. Thatcher loses power and Charles is a burk. John Major is seen. Charles has moral decay and is pitiful and shamelessly irrational. Grimly, inevitably Diana's end is coming. Charles rants about Diana and is a hypocrite about his own affair. Europe is mentioned. Charles doens't care about William. Charles gaslights his wife and mocks her mental health with the help of his lackeys.
Bush is POTUS. Gulf war 1 is about to kick off. Diana flies to NY on concorde. Do they have bidets in NY? Diana visits an AIDS ward and hugs an AIDS patient. Camilla sulks and Charles thinks people would love him and Camilla together. Charles screams abuse at his wife and doesn't care about his sons, all he cares about is Camilla.
There are corgis, christmas and poor birds. The queen could care less. Only the queen matters. This was beyond bad and Charles has great malice.
“Years of resentment.”
“I am wretchedly unhappy.”
“Name has become a political byword.”
“Spoilt immature man endlessly complaining, unnecessarily.”
“Oh that crisis.”
“Why would we want to discuss that?”
“Anxious looks in your eyes.”
“Outsiders who married in.”
“I refuse to be blamed anymore for this grotesque misalliance!”
Honor Thy Father
Oliver is a violent lunatic. Tommy mentions Oliver stole a taxi, peed on a cop, beat someone up and had a DUI. Why is Diggle still working for Oliver? Laurel still called Oliver the love of her life as she was dying despite him cheating on her with her sister! Thea and her bad acting is sick of Oliver's crap. Oliver's bitch mother whines. China White debuts. Lance is a rabid cop. Oliver knows Tommy and Laurel are an item and he is already trying to screw her! FFS Oliver was a terrible friend to Tommy. Laurel is orange. This was wildly implausible. Oliver is a jerk for no reason. The yacht was sabotaged. This was okay.
Thea is drinking and Oliver whines. Tommy wants to go clubbing. What became of Joanna? Oliver's mom is a bitch. Oliver hangs out with the Russian mob. This was not okay. Deadshot makes his underwhelming debut. Laurel shows fight skills she later lost. Felicity the show killer debuts. Oliver dropped out of 4 schools. Why wasn't Thea allowed to keep her pet cat? Diggle finds out.
"I don't need your forgiveness."