Project Daedalus
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

"Project Daedalus" is a writers' room flex as the Discovery team delivers a gut wrenching character arc in a single episode.

Episode Info

When the Discovery crew infiltrates Section 31's headquarters, suspicions arise that the crew may have a traitor in their midst. Burnham tries to help Spock but her efforts don't go as planned.


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 Project Daedalus

The writers made sure we felt every moment that Airiam was in that airlock and ensured we were shaken as Michael.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a fairly miraculous feat, and continues Discovery's strong upward swing that began with last week's visit to Talos IV.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

To go along with the excellent character work on display in this episode were some major, game-changing plot developments.

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The tautly directed episode by franchise vet Jonathan Frakes also pulled the curtain back to reveal what certainly seems to be the Season 2 villain.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

One problem: The Discovery writers have too often played with the emotions of their audience by killing off characters and bringing them back.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

This should absolutely not be the last we see of Airiam, and if it is, I'll be very cross!

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Between Section 31 and Control, there were two very different kinds of systems that Discovery could've really critiqued tonight-and it's a little sad that it chose the more comfortably sinister one to chase

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

This is just good, good stuff, the kind of writing that gives actors a chance to really dig in, while ensuring that the Big Moments, when they happen, have a context and depth beyond their initial pizazz.

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

A masterclass of how to write a great death.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Young Spock's portrayal will be divisive, but I've decided I'm into what Discovery's done with the character.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…