Lorca (spoilers up to e10)
Definitely think he’s from the alternate universe. His entire crew dying and him being the sole survivor has seemed a bit weird up until now. I guess the original died with his crew and the alternate Lorca replaced him. Also explains the psychiatrist Admiral saying how much he hasn’t been the same person since, and keeping a phaser by the bed from paranoia of being killed in his sleep.
When I watched the episode where he recommended the Admiral (who was going to get him to stand down until he dealt with his mental health) should go meet the Klingons instead of Sarek, my inital thought was that he suspected it was a trap and hoped she would be killed so he could keep being Captain.
The latest episode suggests he lead a coup against the Emperor but does not mention whether it was to build a more peaceful society or a more violent one?
Did he seek out Michael in the original universe because she was his nemesis in the alternate, and he is getting kicks from having her help him with his plans?
In general, the episodes overall have been a bit up and down but I’m enjoying the overall story arc.