Such Sweet Sorrow
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

At once jam-packed and spacious, "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1" provides moments of levity going into what could be a heartbreaking finale.

Episode Info

When the U.S.S. Discovery's crucial mission does not go according to plan, Burnham realizes what must ultimately be done. The crew prepares for the battle of a lifetime as Leland's Control ships get closer.


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 Such Sweet Sorrow

Like every bit of this accursed/beloved show, "Such Sweet Sorrow" does find a way to frustrate and delight me in equal measure.

Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In between those few narrative beats, we get emotion. Lots and lots of emotion. If you enjoy watching actors choke back tears or look vaguely inspired, boy have I got an episode for you.

Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Trek franchise has been in dire need of a fresher look, and this week's episode was a distinct reminder of what a visual upgrade "Discovery" is.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

"Such Sweet Sorrow" is perplexing. It's simultaneously jam-packed and threadbare, both a beautiful piece of storytelling yet incomprehensible the minute you start thinking about what it takes to string it all together.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

At this point, fans are either down with Discovery's redesign of this era of Star Trek or they're not. For me, I've come to see it as a necessary evolution for the franchise.

Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

"Such Sweet Sorrow" really tugged at my heartstrings. I have absolutely loved watching the Discovery crew become a family, and this episode encapsulated that very idea.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

While I am excited to see what Discovery throws at us in the season's final hour next week, I can't imagine it being better than this: an episode that reminds us why these characters and this ship is worth rooting for.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

I don't know how the writing staff managed to top themselves nearly every episode, but they accomplished it.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

By its cliffhanger ending, the episode ends up a mixture of just-in-case character resolutions and heavy, heavily stupid plot setup.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

"Such Sweet Sorrow," they smartly subverted that trope in the most Star Trek way possible.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…