Well, they aren't going with shades of grey for Section 31. They're pretty much evil.
My guess is that the transmissions and spore drive sabotage aren't related. The transmissions are probably Airiam, and the sabotage is the Section 31 mole. (Ash is just a decoy.) I'm just hoping that it's not one of the bridge crew.
The Culber/Ash confrontation was nice, although I'm not real happy with Culber's arc. I hope that it gets resolved soon.
Spick and Tilly
Tilly and Spock
Is there nothing that they can't Science?
(Not based on the previews. Just something I want to see.)
From what I've read Michelle Paradise who apparently came in after episode four and is going to be the co-showrunner in season 3. I'm wondering how much of a positive influence she has had. She apparently wrote the next episode. I'm not sure you can attribute it to her totally but... I think its possible.
If there ever was a Starfleet ship that desperately needed a counselor on board... Of course, they're fugitives now, so that ship has sailed (ah-hah).
I'm wondering if the sabotage / transmissions are Airiam's doing. I'm assuming the squid drone and those world-killer ships shown in the Angel's vision are connected, so I guess it would help its agenda to keep the timeline unchanged. On the other hand, it seems a bit too obvious.
Also, SQL injections? Seriously? The Federation doesn't know how to sanitize database inputs?