Season 4 Episode 9 Internal Battle

in the back Star Trek: Lower Decks‘The first season took place three years ago some episodes Started finding out what exactly it means to borrow its full name and premise before the show even started Prestigious tng episode, In the years since, that idea has continued to be explored more holistically, but now it’s back to finding a name that really works.

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At first, “The Inner Fight” feels like it could be the same kind of frustrating episode that led to the season three finale’s equally frustrating arc for its heroes — especially Beckett Marriner. For those who have really struggled to find a story to follow since season one exploring the reasons behind her rebellious personality. As not only her friends but also her mother and the captain realize that the Mariner is on a destructive cycle of accepting more and more dangerous missions, “The Inner Fight” splits into two critical parts. lower deck Sets the stage for its latest finale.

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rode on CerritosCaptain Freeman begins investigating a series of former Starfleet officers after learning that mysterious ships have been hunting ships throughout the season – capturing their crews rather than destroying them as previously thought – Now targeting ex-Starfleet personnel, including big hitters like Beverly Crusher and Seven of Nine (in a nice tie-in to their final arcs). Star Trek: Picard, but really lower deck The investigation assigned to Shelly, Cerritos is to be along the lines of Nick Locarno, Robert Duncan McNeil ex-tom paris Travel Role A student is kicked out of Starfleet Academy for trying to cover up a fatal shuttle accident. Basically nobody, just enough for somebody, and an idiot Travel Could the show use a mirror to its characters? it’s perfect lower deck area.

This is all well and good, and comes together in the episode’s climax, but the real part of “The Inner Fight” is Freeman’s task of sending Boimler, T’Lin, and Tandy on a boring, risk-free mission to distract the Mariner. Have to hand over. She’s monitoring a buoy over the storm-ravaged planet Sherbal V to ensure she doesn’t run into any more danger than she was prepared for. Naturally, an episode of star trek Where nothing actually goes wrong would be quite disappointing, especially as the setup for the season finale, so after investigating the buoy, Mariner and her friends find themselves facing a cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey. They find themselves in trouble, which crushes their shuttle, leaving them no choice but to perform. An emergency beam down to the planet.

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What they all find there is a worst-case scenario reliving the Mariner’s recklessness. In addition to being stranded, Sherbal V appears to be where all these missing crew are being held captive, creating a sort of hunger games-Continual Battle Royale for Survival: And instead of waiting for her friends’ plan to turn a local comm station into a beacon, Mariner happily runs off into the night and finds herself fist-bumping a Klingon in the rain, Which literally drops in the bucket. Bottom fragments of crystalline glass. It is in this crucible, taking shelter with the Klingons she was fighting moments ago – ma’ah, se excellent season two episode “Way Does” – Mariner is forced to confront the ways she is feeling, and crucially on her own (or, at least with Maha) rather than with her friends so that she can truly Can open. and in a simple speech lower deck It not only resolves its most important character’s biggest internal conflict, but it does so by bringing us back to him tng namesake

Mariner reveals that her best friendship at the Academy was with none other than Sito Jaxa – a Bajoran ensign who, as Mariner reminds us, was assigned to the Academy of Sciences. enterprise-D, and also reminds us that she was killed in action after volunteering for an extremely dangerous mission. Compounding that grief of losing his best friend, the Dominion War breaks out shortly after, and people like Beckett – relatively new graduates who come to Starfleet to explore and investigate the galaxy around them, conduct experiments and communicate. Joined – were converted into front-line troops. A conflict that nearly destroyed the galaxy as they understood it as young people and young Starfleet officers. And upon experiencing this, the Mariner’s rebellious instincts were radicalized into tragedy: she hates the authority of leadership, not because it restricts and controls her, but because she came of age at a time when leadership meant There was sending friends to die, where success put you in the crossfire of war, the likes of which his generation had never seen before.

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on screen star trek We get a rare chance to really explore the impact the Dominion War has had on Starfleet and its heroes, beyond the character arcs that immediately hit In deep space nine, Placement lower deck into this important timeline, and cleverly weaving its most important character into the legacy of that event – and actually tying him even further to the episode that gave lower deck Its entire initial existence – leads to a three-year masterstroke in building the Mariner as a character, ultimately culminating in her repeated wishes of what she wants from Starfleet. Accepting what Ma’ah told her, that Sito, that all the victims of the Dominion war, died to preserve the ideals of Starfleet she wanted to embrace, finally catalyzed something in Beckett that we can only imagine. He has only been able to see glimpses of the past, because he has not yet truly addressed the trauma behind it. It feels like it’s taken so long, and it’s come to a head, and at the beginning, as frustrating as it is sometimes for the audience, by recontextualizing that journey through the frames. star trek History itself. Of course it took time, Dominion War sucked,

If the second plot of “The Inner Fight” is a wild goose chase for Nick Locarno of all people, this is a prime example of lower deck Maybe—a foolish, vague attempt star trek The nostalgia that characterizes the show’s own asking away from the franchise’s “real” heroes – then, is another reason for a far more serious reason. This kind of smart interplay between the history of the franchise and these characters, where the context isn’t just there for the sake of reference, but to actually serve the emotional arc of a new generation. star trek hero, is a clear display of lower deck There’s never been a love of franchise greater than Nick Locarno namedrops. it’s been a long time lower deck and Beckett are alike, but the show presents it almost perfectly.

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That’s why the climax we’re left with going into the finale is so compelling – a galvanized Mariner who effortlessly slips into command is always able to unite not only Ma’ah, but her friends and Capable of uniting even a stranded party. The Sherbals have to work together and save themselves, finding themselves away from the mysterious ship that captured them all in the first place. Which is, of course, helmed by none other than Nick Locarno himself (and yes, of course, Robert Duncan McNeil is back in action). This version of the Mariner that we have now sets the stage for Locarno’s own Starfleet history as a mirror to what his own Rebel past could have been. lower deck To do something special. It sets the stage for even more growth and change in a season that ultimately shines to fill just as much need.


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