Will You Take My Hand?
Star Trek: Discovery Season 1



Critic Ratings: 23
Critics Consensus

Despite a plot hole or two, "Will You Take My Hand?" sends off the first Discovery season with a satisfying, contemplative finale.

Episode Info

With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggle to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.

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
James Frain
Ambassador Sarek
Rekha Sharma
Commander Landry
Bryan Fuller
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Critic Reviews for Will You Take My Hand?

We were predicting more action, perhaps, especially given the battle-heavy episodes that preceded the finale, but honestly, this was good. This was Star Trek, albeit unlike any Star Trek that's come before.

Feb 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

'Will you take my hand?' wraps up a season in a way that's at once frustrating and satisfying, while still hitting those Trek pleasure centres deep in the brain. Oddly enough, a total appropriate way to finish.

Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

There's really no way around this: Tonight was a bad finale! Discovery has had occasional moments, but overall it's been shaky as hell.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The plot is - more or less - wrapped up in a neat little package. After a season of grimdark, they have the opportunity to end it on an upbeat note.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

What surprised me most about "Will You Take My Hand" is that, for such an eventful episode, and a season finale, there were so many great quiet moments.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The whole point of this series, and this franchise, is to explore strange new worlds. That's what I want to do. Let's turn Discovery back into a science vessel, go on black alert, and explore! I don't need to see the Enterprise again.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

From the questionable beginning to the "holy schnikes" ending, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

While hardcore Trekkies will struggle to love it, and plot holes abound towards the end, Discovery is the Star Trek we need right now.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The ending message is undoubtedly a segue into the world we've seen in Star Trek: The Original Series, and gives Discovery's position as a prequel new grounding and more merit amidst criticisms that it's been too dark.

Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

For now, it's enough that this weird, wonderful, diverse version of Star Trek is on the air, but I'd like to see this show truly hit warp after a wobbly, sublight first season. It is a Star Trek tradition.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Let Discovery discover. Let's seek out new life and new civilizations, not give strange new faces and characterizations to old Trek standards in an attempt to earn credit via nostalgia instead of good plotting and good writing.

Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not going to spoil it for you, fellow Trekkers, but I totally geeked out over it.

Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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