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Forget the “cool guys don’t look at explosions” trope, the coolest captains blind themselves because that’s how badly they want to watch the enemy burn. The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery was the best episode to date, but partially because it contradicted some of its own set-up. Has Captain Lorca actually become a true Starfleet hero, or is he play-acting the role to further his own secret agenda? io9 Video looks at the final episode of Discovery’s first chapter, figures out what’s next for the mycelium-hopping ship, and dishes out some theories about Lorca’s true purpose. You can watch the video below.