I agree with this, and the franchise has erred too far in that direction in the past. But I think they’re veering too far toward straight-up incompetence and dysfunction this season. I can understand Stamets being protective of Culber, but the others seem to have no business in leadership positions on a starship, much less one as important to the Federation as Discovery now is. And I have to admit — I’m getting the impression they’re going to character assassinate Saru to make Burnham look good. Hope not. His character growth has been one of the best parts of the show, and I’m feeling like this season has been a big step back. I’ll be disappointed if they shove him aside.