Fan theory time people, gather ‘round.
So, I’ve been thinking a lot about Mr. Mirror Lorca, because I’m about 99% sure that we’re headed for him to be revealed as such. If so, then at some point he had to come over to the PrimeU, and he had to have a damn good reason.
History Lesson: The PrimeU war started with the Klingons as we saw in Eps 1&2. About a month after that, the Buran was
ambushed and overtaken.
One of two
things happened. 1. PrimeLorca set the auto destruct
but didn’t leave. He went down with his
ship. Bye bye, so sad. or 2. PrimeBuran was
swapped into the MirrorVerse only to be blown up by the Emperor, while MirrorLorca
destroys his own ship in PrimeVerse then walks away with nary an eye injury (I think this is more
Preceeding this in the Mirror U, MirrorLorca was
attempting a coup against the Emperor (as stated in Ep 10). Michael reads that her “shuttle” was destroyed
by one of his followers (when she was trying to get to him) and she was
killed. In retaliation the Emperor laid
waste to MirrorBuran (which might have been PrimeBuran)?
There’s a lot of information in those lines of dialogue from Ep 10 which leaves
Michael went after the Buran, but not aboard the
Shenzou. Why would she go on a shuttle unless
she was going to talk to Lorca personally?
Were they involved somehow then something went wrong and she was killed? It sure seems like Mirror Michael and Lorca were
close, doesn’t it?
Was the Emperor’s retaliation because Michael was
killed? Were they close? (It’s implied that the Emperor and her crew
thought highly of her.) Or was it just because he attempted that coup? You realize, Georgiou basically just blew up one of her own ships. Probably afraid that Lorca’s
crew would be just as dangerous to her.
From the fact that MirrorLorca orders Michael to
destroy that Resistance base, it’s pretty clear he’s not part of the
Resistance. The only other reason I can
think of for a coup would be just pure power, so he could be Emperor. Can I see him in that uniform, PLEASE? Sorry, i got off track.
He had “followers”. Could that have been Captain Killy of the
Discovery? I think, maybe so. Put a pin in that for a second.
Finally, Burnham reads from the report “It’s
believed you escaped.” Yes. Bingo.
He escaped into PrimeUniverse to be the only one survivor of the other
Speculations w/ no real backup at this point:
How did MirrorLorca transfer to the PrimeU?
Well, if he was in cahoots (love that word) with MirrorTilly/Discovery,
then MirrorStamets (who seems awful confident of his skills in that mushroom
forest) might have had a way to zap him there.
Or he drove the Buran there the same way the Defiant went (my belief). Or
it could have been an old fashioned “This is Trek, shit collides, people cross
universes” but I tend to believe it was more planned out for a very specific purpose. Hang on i’m getting there.
Other things to consider:
Mirror Lorca wanted back to his universe, but only after he thought he could affect
some kind of change there and obviously he hasn’t done that yet, he’s stalling. That little smirk he gives to Phillipa. She’s his target, just like before when he tried a coup. What information/skills/resources does he
have now that he didn’t before? Thanks for asking, let me tell you:
“Who is it? Why can’t we see them? Hail
the commanding officer. Tell them to retreat.”
The Emperor’s ship is CLOAKED!!! And
GUESS who has the information to bring down that cloak now. I’d bet Lorca’s nuts that Georgiou is on the
Mirror version of the Ship of the Dead. And now he can bring it down. He went into the PrimeVerse for that information alone and high-tailed it back as soon as he had it. He can destroy her ship, strand himself and Michael in the MirrorVerse and lead it supremely after the Discovery’s are swapped again.
Have I given you a headache yet? Who has more thoughts?
Wanting the cloak-breaking technology makes so much sense. Shit, girl, I think you figured it out.
I think that the eye injury will be one of those clues that suddenly makes sense. The emperor will say something like “… and then I blinded Lorca before he escaped” and you go “Oohhh…”.
Additional thoughts: Lorca specifically wanted Michael on board the Discovery. He obviously needed her.
Let’s say Lorca wants to get to the emperor. To kill her or whatever (Maybe have a long make out session). How can he do that? If he approaches her himself he’ll just be killed. But if he returns with Michael – she will definitely both show up herself and take Michael on board.
So now does he not only have the capability to get through her cloak, he also knows where she is and will soon be on her ship.
Also, I’m thinking he now he purposefully led Stamets towards a discovery Mirror!Stamets had already created. Lorca ended up in the wrong universe (for him) and then guided the crew every step of the way until he ended up back in the mirroruniverse with 1. Michael and 2. The anti cloak technology.