Last night's episode, titled “Lethe,” delved more into Captain Lorca's (Jason Isaacs) state of mind and introduced Lt. Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) to the rest of the crew. It also saw the return of Sarek (James Frain), and after name-dropping Spock and the Enterprise and (re)introducing us to his human wife Amanda Grayson (Mia Kirshner), could some of the things explored in future touch upon the Vulcan ambassador and his family?
While SYFY WIRE chatted with the Star Trek actor about the episode where he discussed (among other things) that fringe group of Vulcans called “logic extremists,” and his mind-melded relationship with his foster daughter Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), giving us some needed backstory between the two, Frain also hinted in a separate interview that it looks like we’ll get to see more of Sarek’s family life with Amanda and their son, Spock.
When he was asked by TV Line if we’d get to see more of Sarek’s relationship with Amanda (and by extension his relationship with Spock — guys, would it be too much to ask for the character to appear on Discovery alongside his foster sister, let’s say, in a flashback during their days at the Vulcan Academy, if we can't get adult Spock?), something we haven’t seen that much of on Star Trek (not saying we haven’t seen it, just saying not that much), Frain said:
“No [we haven’t], and it’s one of the starting points, when you’re looking at Sarek as a younger man. We just accepted, in the original series: 'Oh, he married a human, and that was the backstory for Spock.' But it’s like, 'Wait a minute … he married a human?? How did that happen?' It’s less extraordinary that he adopted Michael than that he married Amanda, and has this child [with her]. That precedes Michael. So yeah, I think there’s so much there to explore, dramatically, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Until we get to see more of Sarek, Amanda, Michael, and hopefully Spock's backstories on Star Trek: Discovery, don’t forget to check out our weekly reviews/recaps following the airing of each episode.
(via TV Line)