I mean…there’s a substantial difference between guessing something from clues and hints and being able to deduce it almost immediately and having to wait to be told something you already know. It’s like a good detective story; the viewer/reader should know enough to make an educated guess whodunnit, but surely not substantially quicker than the detective. If they don’t get it, they can at least go back and see what they missed and how it was pieced together.
The question then becomes, when does it go from being a hint/clue to outright telling you? It’s poor pacing when the audience is left waiting for the show to catch up to them because the information that’s been dealt has been uneven. The fact that the show seems to want to weave all sorts of mysteries is, as I’ve said a few times now, seemingly at its detriment depending on how you view it. Instead you had two concurrent stories about people not being who they said they were on the same ship. They could’ve at least given some thematic awareness of this with the characters questioning each other because they were scared of being discovered, or done something with the fact they had the same plot with variations going on.
It’s as if Discovery wants to have its cake and eat it too, forgetting that it had already eaten it.
Going over the series so far, so much has happened that it makes the missions of the Enterprise-D look quaint in comparison. I’m just not sure what to do with it all at this point. We don’t even really know that much about the state of the time and we’re already off to the mirror universe. Just because they have the ability to travel large distances stupidly quickly doesn’t mean the plot needs to go that quickly too.
Anyhow, my point is, mysteries = a-okay! Just, in moderation.
And apparently I can’t quote from spoiler blocks, so:
re. Voq - Voq was transformed by L’rell’s house of spies and the Ash personality was implanted over, yes. Presumably as the Ash personality had been so ingrained and it was the Voq one causing the destabilisation, it was easier to kill that then the Ash one. You’re also right that it would’ve made far more sense the way you propose, but, err, I don’t feel like much to do with anything about this plan makes sense. Presumably this is why you never hear of Klingon spies as they suck.
re. MU eating habits and other things- Just because she eats other species doesn’t mean she’s lying. At that point, she had no reason to believe that Burnham was not her Burnham and if broadly what we’re told is true, that Georgiou brought up Burnham, then there’s no reason to believe that eating Kelpian would be out of the ordinary. I agree with you on the grooming point though.
TNG Klingons are only very slight modifications of The Motion Picture Klingons. If 70-80 isn’t long enough, what do you make of 7-8?!