Painfully obvious that Lorca will be dead or imprisoned soon. They're setting him up as an irredeemable war monger, in an attempt to elevate Burnham as the protagonist. Plus, I doubt these producers want another Straight White Male lead, unless he's a villain who gets overpowered by the 'heroes.' No doubt Burnham will be placed in a position where she will have to mutiny again and take charge. The ship will need a new Captain, and episode 5 proved that it probably won't be Saru, he's too green to command, and didn't have the training that Burnham The Great did. She would be the youngest Captain lead in the prime franchise (only 30 according to her screen bio) if they push this. Younger than Prime Captain Kirk. Do you want Burnham as the Captain on STD next season? I'm skeptical Sonequa has the presence to pull it off without coming off as unlikeable (see her giving orders scenes in the premiere), but it seems the only direction to go if this show wants to continue to be centred around her character.