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Warning! The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2. Read at your own risk!
Star Trek: Discovery brought back Hugh Culber last week for the first time since he was killed and, surprisingly, the Lt. Commander was resurrected and brought back to the Discovery. This week's episode picked up with Culber's recovery, which showed him out of sorts, though looking normal. Better than normal, medically speaking, but Culber can't shake the feeling that something is off. Wilson Cruz spoke about his character's recent changes, and teased what could be up with him going forward.
So when Culber was out of sorts while Stamets chatted up the doctor on the operating table, it may not have been because something was wrong physically. Judging from Wilson Cruz's statements, the trauma from his time in the Mycelial Network paired with the trauma of his death will have some lasting effects. Cruz told Syfywire the rest of Season 2 will see him work through that trauma, and said it's going to lead to some things.
Judging from his quote, it sounds like Hugh Culber might have some issues should he cross paths with Ash Tyler on the Discovery. That's a seemingly normal reaction seeing as the last time they saw each other Ash snapped Culber's neck. Given his delicate mental state, this could put him in a bad place really quick. The question is, will he shut down when he sees the Section 31 crew member, or will he snap and try to get revenge?
It was a plan, Wilson Cruz admitted, he's been aware of ever since his character was killed off in Season 1. Cruz wasn't just aware of what was in store for his Season 2 arc either, as the actor teased the road ahead for Star Trek: Discovery is something that will surprise a few people.