One of the central themes of Star Trek: Discovery’s inaugural season has been about the cost of utopia. In times of crisis how far is too far when it comes to preserving the Federation and its long-standing noble values?
That cognitive dissonance so many Starfleet admirals seem to specialize in is on display in both "I, Borg" and “Will You Take My Hand” as the Federation debates whether to annihilate aliens that would happily do the same if their roles were reversed.
It’s become increasingly clear ever since L’Rell hitched a transport ride back to Discovery in “Into the Forest I Go” that much of her season-long character arc is being informed by famed cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
The central question both Tuvix and Tyler must answer is, “Who do I want to be?” But then is that enough to gain acceptance?