Point of Light
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Still no Spock, but "Point of Light" comes through with a surprise entrance that makes up for spotty storytelling and the episode's strange fascination with decapitation.

Episode Info

U.S.S. Discovery receives a surprising news about Spock. Meanwhile, Tilly fights hard to stay afloat in her reality.


Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Mary Wiseman
as Sylvia Tilly
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Anson Mount
as Capt. Christopher Pike
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Brett Anderson
Rekha Sharma
as Commander Landry
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic Reviews for Point of Light

It was an episode that further laid out the components of this season's mystery, so for that, it was worth the watch.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

For all the nightmare stuff Michael goes through this episode, her brief moment with Tilly after her bridge-freakout is such a great little moment of warmth.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It gave Mary Wiseman some great moments to play, including a terrific scene with Sonequa Martin-Green where they puzzled out Tilly's problem through tears, science, and friendship.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

Discovery continues the serialized mystery here by character assassinating not one, but two The Original Series characters; giving us a Klingon soap opera that works on zero levels.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It offered crowded, haphazard and choppy storytelling with bold choices that depart from historic Trek norms. (A suggested decapitation? Yikes!)

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

I've gotta admit that Emperor Georgiou's surprise entrance, like some sort of avenging Enfys Nest/Boba Fett hybrid, was positively delightful.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Osunsanmi (who's also an executive producer this season) has a playful eye for scene construction, and a gift for infusing conversation scenes with kinetic wit.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Having a character with mixed DNA, who crucially can "pass" as one species only, is an interesting angle that hasn't specifically been explored in Star Trek.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not all bad as long as the show uses each decoy as an opportunity to bring otherwise overlooked characters into focus.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Best part, hands down, was Georgiou's return as a Section 31 operative.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…