Saints of Imperfection
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Saints of Imperfection" atones for the sins of season one's mishandling of a key LGBTQ character and skillfully hand-waves some science to tie up loose ends.

Episode Info

Burnham and the crew navigate a dangerous alien landscape in a race against time to save Tilly?s life, but Stamets is not at all prepared for what they find in the process. Section 31 is assigned to help track down Spock, much to Pike?s dismay.


Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Mary Wiseman
as Sylvia Tilly
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
Anson Mount
as Capt. Christopher Pike
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Critic Reviews for Saints of Imperfection

[It's] an episode that has some fun thrills and kooky visuals, but that also feels like it's laboring to tie up various loose story threads.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

Hopefully now that the pair are reunited, we can move forward and tell some interesting Star Trek stories featuring an LGBTQ couple for the first time in the franchise's history, without apology.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

While Spock is still MIA, it's hard to care when so many beloved season one characters have returned for another action-packed and exciting episode.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This week's episode, "Saints of Imperfection," is just as amazing, if not better, thanks to the writers' amazing ability to rewrite the wrongs that occurred in the first season.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

I love Michelle Yeoh, and she's clearly having fun, and it's a not-terrible dynamic to play around with.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hugh's mere presence is destructive, eradicating the world around him. Fleeing monsters, the sorrowful victim becomes a monster himself.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Michael always has some interesting perspective to bookend each episode, but I found this week's especially poignant.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

One thing that really stands out in "Discovery": Its cinematography is top notch.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The boys apologize to each other in such an absolutely correct way... that my #MeToo-shriveled heart grew a half-size to witness it.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If we can accept all the goofy and weird and wonderful things Star Trek has done in the past, we can surely take the step to accept one more bit of out-there narrative loophole-ery for love, can't we?

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…