In the sixth episode of Star Trek: Discovery's third season, Scavengers, the show has begun to tread on something of a familiar track. While it is not fair to say that it has reached the lows of season one, there are very wearing tropes that raise their heads again here. Most notably, it falls, unfortunately, on Burnham.
However, the decisions that are made with and by this character are not the sole focus of the episode. The ship sees a very cool refit, which comes with its highs and lows, though generally the action that takes place both in and around Discovery this week is positive.
The crew, as much as they feature, are written well here. We see the return of Gray Tal, along with some more character moments between Stamets and Adira and Stamets and Culber. Tilly and Saru share an important moment in their relationship with Burnham, while Georgiou finally gets something more to do than provide the show's supply of snark.
There is a welcome return of Cleveland Book, even if the manner of his return is wedged. The opening also reveals where Discovery stands in the eyes of the fleet.
Here are all of the Ups and Downs for Star Trek: Discovery, season three, episode six - Scavengers.
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