I believe that is why Spock wouldn't let them rescue her. Logic demanded that she actually be in mortal danger; humans couldn't be relied on to actually do that. In a way, it's the most Vulcan thing he's done on this show.
This is a good analysis. But, FWIW, McCoy wasn't always wrong (that's a good thing, IMHO). Two examples are in "Bread and Circuses" where Spock is testing the cell bars for the umpteenth time, and McCoy talks about how Spock tortures himself trying to be the perfect Vulcan. And in "Galileo 7", when he points out that Spock failed to take into account that the aliens wouldn't respond logically, like Vulcans, but emotionally.
Indeed! Perhaps they are both the Red Angel at different times?
I think it has an AI that detects dramatically important conversations and "circles the airport" so to speak, until the convo is done. 🙂
In a similar vein, we've seen that people's quarters and Picard's office had doors that didn't just open when someone approached and had doorbells. Wouldn't the briefing room door work the same way during a confidential meeting. Tilly's barge in speech was cute but makes no sense if you think about it.
Yes, and this is a problem, IMHO with how this show handles the mirror universe. In TOS, this is the exact thing mirror doubles were terrible at, which is why Mirror!Kirk got thrown in the brig almost immediately.
If you want a devious motive, maybe she just wanted Burnham to take a swing at Leland, so he had to tell it.