Warning: This article contains major spoilers for the Star Trek: Discovery episode ‘What’s Past Is Prologue’.
Jason Isaacs has discussed the future of his Star Trek: Discovery character Captain Gabriel Lorca after another huge episode which could have major repercussions for the rest of the season.
Spoilers after the picture below…
Lorca (who it was revealed last week to be actually from the Mirror Universe) was shockingly killed off in ‘What’s Past Is Prologue’, stabbed and shoved into the ship’s reactor by the Mirror Universe’s Emperor Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).
Isaacs confirms that this particular Lorca is very much, definitely dead. But that might not mean it’s the last we’ve seen of the actor on the show, of course.
“The prognosis is not good for [Mirror Lorca] given he was dissolved into a million pieces on camera,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
“There are not many homeopathic cures that can help that.”
When asked specifically about Prime Lorca, Isaacs remained coy.
“There was a Prime Lorca,” he said. “He was captain of the Buran in the Prime world. He swapped with him and found himself captain of the Buran.
“If I did [know what happened to Prime Locra], you’d have to stand behind my wife, friends, and professional collaborators to find out the answer. I’ve kept this one big secret for six months – I am certainly going to keep any others.”
One thing Isaacs was happy to talk about was that final fight scene between Lorca and Georgiou. In fact, he had very complimentary things to say about Michelle Yeoh.
“The fight was epic and shot in a day,” he recalled. “It should have been a month, but it’s TV, so what are you going to do?
“Michelle is a brilliant fighter and can fight at six times the speed that my eyelids work at. So it was tough to keep up with her and look like I was fighting her and not just being beaten up by her.”
Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS in the US and Netflix in the UK.
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