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Despite an overly ambitious structure, "An Obol for Charon" stands out as a crystallization of Discovery's empathetic thesis brought to life by Doug Jones' awards-worthy performance.
It's very like Star Trek to centre an episode entirely around the philosophy and emotion behind dying, and very like Discovery to fill that episode with action so breakneck-paced it sometimes loses coherency.
In general, this show has never used its supporting cast so well.
I'm still not ready to talk about Saru, but here it is: I hope Discovery submits this episode for a supporting actor Emmy for Doug Jones.
For a show about a sparkly fungus-powered spaceship infested with psychic ghosts, it's displayed remarkable restraint.
Jet Reno is back! God bless her.
A successful procedural episode of this evolving, hyperactive dork show, if I do say so myself.
Discovery has fun with a pair of classic Trek style plots.
"An Obol for Charon" is an episode that is, at times, almost too densely busy for its own good-trying to balance three different plots aboard the ship, on top of the heightened threat of the entity, threatens to bring it all crashing down into a mess.
A lot of historic "Trek" episodes don't have much to do with the central conflict. But this one felt like an unnecessary diversion from the more interesting mystery being solved by Pike and Burnham.
A very bad episode of television. It continues an unfortunate trend on this season of Star Trek: Discovery, awkwardly clashing an episodic arc with the larger serialized narrative of this season.