Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 11: "Su'Kal" Quotes
Burnham: I'm going with Saru and Culber.
Book: And Saru worries you?
Burnham: I'm not sure he can be objective. How he'll handle it if he has to make a hard call. A painful one. One that costs him. But that's what it means to be a captain.
I need to go for me. I was so lost when I came back. And, ever since we came to this future, I found a purpose I didn't even know I was looking for.Culber
Well it's like my Granna Adela always used to say,'Until you've flown a starship into a flaming nebula and gotten everyone out alive, you haven't lived.' She didn't actually say that.Tilly
Tilly: We have the ability to cloak since the retrofit, right?
Nilsson: Yes, but we can't jump while cloaked. If anything happens...
Tilly: One crisis at a time. Do it.
Su'Kal: There used to be lots of holos that talked about 'outside'. But the outside never came inside. Probably the outside is dead by now.
Burnham: Well, I was also programmed to help you understand what is outside.
Su'Kal: I'm sorry to have to tell you you are obsolete.
Saru: Su'Kal. That is his name.
Culber: Does it have any significance?
Saru: Well, it does not directly translate but it means something like 'beloved gift'. It's a tradition in Kelpian families that after you've suffered a great tragedy, the next child born in your family is named 'Su'Kal'. The child symbolizes the end of suffering.
Saru: What is he protecting himself from?
Elder: The monster from the story. It rises from the sea, covered in kelp, to remind the children of Kaminar that to be truly free...
Saru: ...they must face their deepest fear.
So long as he will not face [the monster], he will remain in this place.Elder
A certain nineteenth-century Earth neurologist would say that you've just proven the idea of projection. You tell me I'm a fraud because, deep down inside, you kind of feel like a fraud. It's interesting. It's not just a human defense mechanism, it's GALACTIC.Tilly
Burnham: Stay back.
Book: You're dangerously radioactive. Big deal.
Osyraa: Get up.
Tilly: No, you're going to have to kill me first.
Osyraa: And get blood all over the chair? Please.