There's no real spoilers in here - as far as I'm concerned anyone who visits these forums without first catching up with the show deserves what they get. This is however a potential spoiler as I have a theory concerning Captain Lorca that I am surprised no one else has pointed out on TrekBBS (or at least I could not find in any search, apologies of there is an existing thread) What if the moody, broody Lorca isn't the Prime Lorca but actually Mirror Lorca? "Our" Lorca having gone down with the Buran as all good Captains should and Mirror Lorca using this event to infiltrate our universe. The evidence: "I need you, Burnham" - why was Lorca so intent on getting Michael out of prison? To figure out a Tardigrade and Spore Drive? No, anyone could have figured that out, it is because he needs her to impersonate Mirror Burnham. To get himself into the Emperor's Palace. The "mancave" with a Gorn skull, 10 years before first contact with that species. But not in the Mirror Universe, we saw them in In a Mirror, Darkly The female security chief who said they were "closer than close". His personal guard from the Mirror Universe? He sleeps with a phaser under his pillow, a Terran trait which disturbs "our" Admiral enough to order psyche tests, after which he seems happy to abandon her. And he definitely purposefully made that jump to the Mirror Universe. Any other clues I've missed?