I've been thinking... I didn't buy the motivation for Burnham's mutiny in the first ep. This episode really didn't justify the decision to go that route. Some of the early scenes (mess hall fight) and dialogue were really clunky, and the idea that she started the war still really bugs me. They could have had Burnham injured in the battle and just now fit for duty, to make her a newcomer to Discovery. If they want her low-ranking they could have just given her a lower rank (she seems young for someone ready to be a captain, and with her science skills they could easily write in a longer period of education). Perhaps the redemption arc will pick up as we go along?