A lot going on here, but the basic gist is that the third season of Discovery is going to be set in the future, now? I'm not against that, but I kind if wish they did that in the first place, especially since everything about the show was understandably way more advance than the previous Star Trek series. I'm just sure if this is a course-correction or if that was always the plan, but a bit odd. Also, Tyler is going to remain in the past, but Georgiou went with them? What does that mean for her rumored spin-off?
As usual, all the time-traveling stuff hurt by head, but basically all of the signals Future Michael sent were all a set-up for them to win the battle against Control (saving Saru's species so they could be allies, getting Reno onboard, etc.), but in order to avoid the small chance Control isn't gone for good, Pike, Spock, Tyler, and the rest lied to Starfleet and claimed Discovery was actually destroyed. I guess that is one way to explain why no one has ever mentioned Discovery's adventures in past series.
I really, really hope this isn't the last time we see Anson Mount's Pike in some form. He really has become my second favorite captain behind Picard. And while we didn't get enough of her, I was enjoying how Rebecca Romjin playing off of him as Number One. Factor in Spock growing on me, and I'd watch the hell out of a potential series following Pike's tenure on Enterprise.
So, all they had to do to kill Control was use magnets? Man, where is Jesse Pinkman when you need him?!
RIP, Cornwall. At least she went out saving Enterprise (and therefore, Star Trek in general!)
I did love how Michael's advice to Spock was basically "Meet and talk to people different from you! Who knows, maybe you will form an unbreakable friendship with a hammy ladies man! Or even better, a cranky, crusty southern doctor!"
All in all, I did think this season somewhat better than the first one, but they still seem to be hitting some snags. I still think it is telling that my favorite parts of this season where mainly Pike and Georgiou, instead of the crew members that have been here since the beginning. Hopefully they'll figure things out soon.