Total spoilers follow for this particular episode.

The penultimate episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season two is quite much about setting the table to the grand finale, putting a variety of pieces in place and taking care of particular psychological threads for your characters before what might, possibly, become a large change next week.
Who understands what Discovery has in store for us though the rumors and fan speculation are running rampant. And it is not like the show has not taken its share of swerves previously. Is it the Michael Burnham and the Disco’s crew will be catapulted 950 years as is the strategy where they will live out the remainder of their lives, created here?