Great first impression of the new episode, artifice to preserve the canon. Lots of action and it zipped past so very fast that the end titles took me by surprise. Captain Pike is good and the way he is feeling out his relationship with the established crew is realistic. Loved the bit where Burnham called him out on the bridge, it brought him up short and made him reassess and he showed his class by acknowledging that he was out of order. She does it again in the landing pod in getting him to realize that the crew are smart professionals and he should trust them. I wonder if we have just met our new chief engineer in the Jett Reno character as she is obviously brilliant.
This is just a first impression as I only finished watching it a few minutes ago and as with the last series I think I need to mull it over for a while to get past just those first thoughts but it is obvious that Spock is off on a hunt about these seven anomalies and if Burnham wants to remedy the problem between them she and Disco are going to have to follow.