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In ST:DIS 1x10, "Despite Yourself", when Tyler sees Dr. Culber in sickbay, Stamets

who is catatonic at the time and only briefly gains consciousness

tells Dr. Culber

"Be careful! The enemy is here!"

Dr. Culber then examines Tyler and discovers

that Tyler's body was surgically altered. (Tyler is a Klingon, Voq, and immediately kills Dr. Culber upon that revelation.)

How did Stamets know anything about that? His connection to the spore network gave him some knowledge via his

mirror universe counterpart

which is, for instance, why he instinctively called Tilly "Captain" once.

But what could he possibly know about

Voq/Tyler, given that the Voq in the mirror universe is the leader of a rebel faction and was not altered into appearing human?

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    We don't know that Stamets was referring to Tyler...he could have been referring to Lorca. – Paulie_D Jan 31 '18 at 12:50
  • Stamets is tapped into the spore-network (mycelial-network). His conception of space and time isn't the same as others. Maybe he "saw" the future of what Tyler does leading to the warning he gives to Dr. Culbert. – Shreedhar Jan 31 '18 at 12:52
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    @Paulie_D: Given that he uttered that sentence for the first time at the beginning of Tyler's crucial sickbay visit, and for the second time at the end of his second crucial sickbay visit (in the latter case, even presented in such a way that it appears directly link to what just happened), I think we can be pretty sure Stamets was referring to Tyler. – O. R. Mapper Jan 31 '18 at 12:52
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    I agree with @Paulie_D that it's not obvious Tyler is the enemy he's referring to. Is it not also possible that Mirror Universe Stamets was the enemy? I mean, if the message came from the spore network itself, then MU Stamets is definitely the biggest threat, since we later find out his work is literally killing the network and endangering all life everywhere (and presumably every_when_). – delinear Jan 31 '18 at 13:13
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    I'm with @delinear. In 1x12 "Vaulting Ambition", Prime Stamets utters "The enemy is here" again, whilst trapped in the mycelial network - apparently in reference to MU Stamets/his corruption of the network. There was no apparent connection to Tyler at all in that instance. – Ty Hayes Feb 2 '18 at 12:15
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Upon returning from the Mirror Universe, the Discovery overshot their point in the space-time continuum by 9 months. Apparently, the Mycelial Network allows for time travel as well as the regular kind.

This means it's possible that Stamets glimpsed the knowledge about Tyler/Voq from the mycelial network while catatonic/lost inside the network due to some sort of time displacement.

  • That does actually sound somewhat reasonable (within the confines of that series). I'll wait a bit before accepting this answer, just in case something more definitive happens to turn up. – O. R. Mapper Jan 31 '18 at 12:53
  • True. According to memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Mycelial_network: Since coordinates involve travelling through spacetime, **the mycelial network allowed travelling to specific points in time in addition to space** – Shreedhar Jan 31 '18 at 12:58
  • @Shreedhar Holy cow, I spelled 'Mycelial' correctly! – steenbergh Jan 31 '18 at 13:06

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