If Memory Serves
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"If Memory Serves" treats long-term fans to canon call-backs, but points to Discovery's lack of consistency in the show's current timeline.

Episode Info

Spock and Burnham head to Talos IV, where the process of healing Spock forces the siblings to confront their troubled past. Stamets desperately tries to reconnect with an increasingly disconnected Hugh, while Tyler struggles to shed the crew's suspicions of him due to his past as Voq.


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 If Memory Serves

Even in such a serious episode, Spock and Michael had a real bickering-kids vibe... It paves the way for a fun but believable new side to Spock, who currently takes himself far too seriously.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The episode itself was a dream for fans of the franchise.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The scene is incredibly painful to watch, with Sonequa Martin-Green doing some of her best work yet reliving her worst memory.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Altogether this outing proves that Disco can look to the past while also charting its own course.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

There's something just as heartening to be found in the realization that a series can look at its own past and decide that an old outcome just wasn't good enough and must not be allowed to stand.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's very bad, and more than anything it underlines how empty this new show is fast becoming; how much of its promise has been squandered on an inane fixation with the past; and how little it has to offer at this point.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

It demonstrates the newest show's ability to do what its predecessors did with their predecessors, to spin what we already know about Trek in a way that feels respectfully new.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A convoluted but absolutely delightful episode, has several bits of catnip for Trek aficionados.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Now, the shoe has finally dropped and did so in a satisfyingly dramatic fashion-not just on the grand level of this season's arc, but on a character level too, especially for Michael and Stamets.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Did anyone else laugh out loud when they heard Saru's description of the situation? The humor in this season is on point.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…