A lot was revealed in Episode 12: Vaulting Ambition. One that changes everything I thought about the show. I always liked it, knowing that I was in the minority, but now I love it. Things were revealed that changed everything I thought I knew about the one character in particular and the realization that there were bread crumbs and Easter eggs beginning in episode 2 is an scintillating betrayal.
I've said from the beginning that I liked the show and its new approach to telling a Star Trek story. Typically, Star Trek is very episodic, with new stories alongside a cast of developing characters. Discovery is a serial in story and character development and both are very well written. The deception is so well laid throughout the series that I'm tempted to start the series over!
Stamets' story was interesting. I kept waiting for mirrored Stamets to shoot or attack Federaton Stamets. I enjoyed seeing Dr. Culber again, though its always awkward to see (spoiler) people come back from the dead. And though I feel bad for Lt. Tyler, I love his Klingon accent. Is he the same actor who played Voq in the beginning? I guess so! Now, that's impressive.
There are only three episodes left and a few places that this story can go from here. Here are some non-spoilery questions...Will they make it home? Can people change? Can they change even after a fascinating medical procedure (that I only barely understand)? Which captain will prevail? Will Michael want to go home? I'm definitely excited to see where it goes and hopeful that season two will be able to be just as well written and unpredictable.