Today's new episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, There Is a Tide, killed off one of its newest characters. SPOILERS for the latest episode follow.
Earlier in Season 3, Star Trek: Discovery introduced the Emerald Chain, an organization formed through an alliance between Andorian and Orions, with Osyraa leading the syndicate. The Emerald Chain has been a problem in the side of Starfleet in the 32nd century. When Michael Burnhan and Phillipa Georgiou rescued Book from the work camp of Emerald Chain, they also rescued another prisoner named Ryn, an Andorian with valuable knowledge about the syndicate.
Ryn told Ensign Tilly that the Emerald Chain is running out of dilithium, and that trouble became clear in last week's episode, Su'Kal, when Osyraa led a mission to capture the USS Discovery and its spore drive.
The latest episode shows Osyraa taking the Discovery back to the United Federation of Planets headquarters, but things didn't go she planned, so when she returned to Discovery in a bad mood, she ended up killing Ryn. When the Andorian refused to work for her again, Osyraa takes him out without warning.
Noah Averbach-Katz, the character who played Ryn, talked about how Ryn's story is a redemption arc during his interview with Comicbook.com earlier this month.
"I think that Ryn's story is a redemption arc, which I think are so prevalent in Star Trek," Averbach-Katz told Comicbook.com. "I think Star Trek does redemption arcs so well because so often they're either complicated or they're tragic, or they're incomplete, which is very much true to life.
"Often in Star Trek, the redemption arcs don't end with the person getting everything that they want, or saving everyone, or doing everything perfect all of a sudden. A lot of the time, those redemption arcs end with some sort of tragedy, or with a failure, or that things aren't perfect, but they can be better. And I think that sort of taps into the larger Star Trek ethos, which is trying your best to do your best, even if it fails, and that the trying, the attempt to do better, to continue the attempt to be better, whatever that might mean to every individual person, is as important as the end result of how it turns out."
What do you think about Ryn's death in the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery?
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 finale will be released next Thursday, January 7.