This Star Trek: Decrease Decks overview incorporates spoilers.
Though the mother-daughter dynamic between Captain Freeman (Dawnn Lewis) and Ensign Mariner (Tawny Newsome) dominates a lot of the newest episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, you’ll have seen a well-known identify pop-up within the credit as a part of the visitor solid. No, your eyes aren’t taking part in methods on you. That did say “Haley Joel Osment.” And, sure, he was an enormous a part of the episode. Right here’s what’s up with O’Connell, the man who desires to ascend to the next aircraft of existence…
All through the episode, Have a tendency (Noël Wells) is obsessive about successful over O’Connell (Osment) after she by accident ruins his ascension course of by knocking over some well-placed sand. After unsuccessfully making an attempt to get him on her aspect, O’Connell ultimately admits that he wasn’t actually all that religious to start with and he was really type of faking it the entire time, principally, simply to be fascinating.
On the finish of the episode, this leads to O’Connell really ascending and turning into a being of pure vitality, which doesn’ really sound all that nice. There’s an important joke in there when O’Connell mentions that the universe is balanced on the again of a Koala, which in all probability references the parable of the “World Turtle,” who carries the world on its again. We’ve all heard the expression “turtles all the way in which down,” which references the concept of infinite regress, the concept that when you be taught one reality, it’d result in one other query that’s onerous to reply, and so forth. In “Moist Vessel,” O’Connell fears that the Koala is smiling and wonders “What does he know?!”