It was a pretty good episode. I'm not sure if I like the hero worship that Burnham is getting, but this episode did a great job showing her flaws and Gabrielle was so good. I also like the connection to Picard with the Mallett and Absolute Candor. As for Tilly's storyline, I'm not sure I agree with it, but it did seem obvious from prior episodes. Last week I gave that episode a 6 and thought it was the weakest episode of the season. This episode is probably closer to a 7.5, but I'll go with 8 because the scenes during the Quarum were so good and this episode just flew by.