The Red Angel
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

Despite a confounding Deus Ex Machina and countless questionable plot twists, Sonequa Martin-Green's performance alone salvages "The Red Angel."

Episode Info

Burnham is stunned when she learns her ties to Section 31 run deeper than she ever fathomed. Armed with the identity of the Red Angel, the U.S.S. Discovery goes to work on its most critical mission to date.


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 The Red Angel

Despite the fact that so much happened this episode that I probably can't even recap it all in one post (at least not one with a decent word count), we got so many lovely character-driven scenes.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Star Trek: Discovery has turned a confusing time travel story into an emotional one about a family. Which is totally brilliant.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

But regardless of my personal feelings about time travel being the Deus Ex Machina of life, I really enjoyed this episode and I can't wait to know more.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the messiest episodes Discovery has ever done, as it paradoxically drags and dashes through a bunch of plot threads it barely has time to entertain.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The strongest part of the episode was easily the performance of Sonequa Martin-Green... She had an entire episode on her shoulders and delivered.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

This show... Is complicated.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

As Spock would say, this is highly illogical.

Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Sonequa Martin-Green, who doesn't always get challenged on this series, does some terrific work here.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Talk is the name of the game this week. Talk and exposition. Which is fine to a degree.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

I am still completely flabbergasted by how many horrible choices were crammed into this week's installment.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…