instantly iconic line from Ensign Tilly in this week’s Star Trek: Discovery
I’m finally starting to get why Tilly was coupled with Michael.
She’s the perfect counterpoint to Michael’s Vulcan disengagement. The perfect companion as Michael learns to balance her humanity and her Vulcan upbringing. Tilly feels stuff intensely. And not in a destructive way! Her feelings doesn’t hurt herself or others, they aren’t bursts of anger, violence or resentment. She expresses joyous wonder, happiness and even anxiety in a healthy way.
I love Tilly because she’s relatable, but she also serves the function of a human anchor for Michael.