In Star Trek: Discovery (Season 1, Episode 4), the “tardigrade” that the crew of the Discovery had taken from the Glenn
killed Landry, the Security Officer of the Discovery.
This felt, for lack of a better word, rushed. She ordered the tardigrade tranquilized, and was prepared to rush in to lop off a claw, despite Michael’s rather sensible warnings. She was, after all, the Security Officer, and hadn’t shown such extreme recklessness previously. In-universe, why was she so confident that a few seconds of sedation would render it safe to drop the containment field?
It was also rushed on the scale of the show: she was pronounced dead very quickly, and the show moved on to other things (despite her having seemed, in my impression, Lorca’s right hand). So on a highly related note, was there an out-of-universe explanation for this, which might explain the apparent sloppiness? For example, did the actor not want to sign on for more episodes?