Into the Forest I Go
Star Trek: Discovery Season 1



Critic Ratings: 21
Critics Consensus

Deftly plotted, "Into The Forest I Go" sends the midseason off on a dramatic cliffhanger that borders dangerously on reboot territory.

Episode Info

Bypassing Starfleet's orders, Lorca uses the U.S.S. Discovery crew's ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.

Cast & Crew

Sonequa Martin-Green
First Officer Michael Burnham/Commander Michael Burnham
Doug Jones
Lieutenant Saru/Commander Saru
Jason Isaacs
Captain Gabriel Lorca
Shazad Latif
Lieutenant Ash Tyler
Anthony Rapp
Lieutenant Paul Stamets
Michelle Yeoh
Philippa Georgiou
Mary Wiseman
Cadet Sylvia Tilly
Chris Obi
James Frain
Ambassador Sarek
Rekha Sharma
Commander Landry
Bryan Fuller
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Critic Reviews for Into the Forest I Go

Thanks to the ending, there's a very clear endpoint for at least one storyline, but plenty more to be explored going forward.

Nov 12, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Some solid elements, but the story contrivances -- particularly the relatively simple solution to the problem that has been plaguing them -- are infuriating.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are few things I love more than a good "one day away from retirement" setup.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This week's episode, the midseason finale, felt like it was ignoring the previous eight episodes and all of their character work.

Nov 12, 2017 | Full Review…

"Into the Forest I Go" pulls out all the stops. Space battles! Explosions! Dead Klingons! PTSD! And a not at all terrible ending that leaves plenty of things to chew on during the two month break ahead of us.

Nov 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The episode ends with an incredible cliffhanger...

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…

A white-knuckle cliffhanger ended the first half of Star Trek: Discovery's first season. Frenetic, fascinating, and sometimes shocking, "Into the Forest I Go" raised more questions than it answered.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm so glad that, at the end of the first half of this season, Star Trek: Discovery has found its path forward.

Mar 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Discovery is a show that is taking longer than I would like to find its footing, but I've waited much longer for far less interesting shows to get their narrative together and take me in bold, focused, new directions.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The episode itself felt too eager to get to what was next on the docket, when it would have been better served ending this current chapter in a way that felt more earned than it was.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Personally, although I may question the direction we seem to be heading, this was a great finale in terms of addressing many of the biggest issues introduced so far.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The first half of Discovery Season 1 ends on a solid note, even if "Into the Forest I Go" doesn't quite rise to the level of some previous episodes.

Nov 12, 2017 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

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