I was prepared to be disappointed by the explanation for the Burn, but I kinda... wasn't. In a season whose theme is trauma and its aftermath, shown at both the personal and civilizational level, the Burn being the product of a single child's pain worked for me.
Fair. I don't think they set that analogy up quite well enough, if that's how we are to take it.
The production design for the episode helped a lot.
I agree. In general, the production design and quality have been excellent. And, given the proposition, even the writing is doing fine. I'm just not a fan of the base idea. If I stuff that aside, though, the show was good.
And I'm also looking forward to see what kind of ethical dilemma is in store next week -- they really should have named the planet Omelas IV or something...
Given that the Kelpian homeworld was under attack by The Chain, you mean?