Thanks for reading and the kind words! I am working on my Defiant (love your pun) on the latest episode is in the works.
While I get that the STC is trying to have an arc that concludes the five-year mission, that once again goes against their mission statement that this is the fourth, unfilmed season. TOS would not have engaged in any arc storytelling. It simply wasn’t in vogue at the time with a few exceptions, “The Fugitive” and “The Prisoner” come to mind.
I’m interested in seeing how they end it. More interested knowing Robert Sawyer has written the finale. But I can’t help but sense it’ll be more of the connect-the-dot canon storytelling that is prevalent in fan productions.
However, I hope to be surprised! :)