Star Trek: Discovery has five more episodes to premiere before the winter break, and now we know all the remaining titles for 2017’s upcoming episodes, thanks to a release from CBS today.
While we’ve already discussed the titles to Episodes 105 and 106, the new ones are interesting too: Episode 107’s title is from Homer’s The Illiad, referencing a passage about Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
Aphrodite the daughter of Zeus replied at once, “Hera, queen of the skies, daughter of mighty Cronus, tell me what’s on your mind. I am eager to do it— whatever I can do . . . whatever can be done.”
Quick with treachery noble Hera answered, “Give me Love, give me Longing now, the powers you use to overwhelm all gods and mortal men! I am off to the ends of the fruitful, teeming earth to visit Ocean, fountainhead of the gods, and Mother Tethys who nourished me in their halls and reared me well.
They received me from Rhea, when thundering Zeus drove Cronus under the earth and the barren salt sea. I go to visit them and dissolve their endless feud— how long they have held back from each other now, from making love, since anger struck their hearts. But if words of mine could lure them back to love, back to bed, to lock in each other’s arms once more . . . they would call me their honored, loving friend forever.”
Aphrodite, smiling her everlasting smile, replied, “Impossible—worse, it’s wrong to deny your warm request, since you are the one who lies in the arms of mighty Zeus.”
With that she loosed from her breasts the breastband, pierced and alluring, with every kind of enchantment woven through it . . . There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible — magic to make the sanest man go mad.
And thrusting it into Hera’s outstretched hands she breathed her name in a throbbing, rising voice: “Here now, take this band, put it between your breasts — ravishing openwork, and the world lies in its weaving! You won’t return, I know, your mission unfulfilled,
whatever your eager heart desires to do.”
“Choose Your Pain,” “Lethe,” “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” and “Into the Forest I Go” will all debut on CBS All Access, SPACE, and Netflix the next five Sundays.