David Ajala Reflects on 'Lightning in a Bottle' Romance in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

"Star Trek: Discovery's David Ajala describes his character's on-screen romance with Sonequa Martin-Green's Captain Burnham as 'lightning in a bottle', as the pair reunite for an intergalactic quest to save the galaxy in the show's final season."

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David Ajala Reflects on 'Lightning in a Bottle' Romance in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

David Ajala Reflects on 'Lightning in a Bottle' Romance in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

David Ajala, who plays Cleveland Booker in 'Star Trek: Discovery', has opened up about his character's on-screen romance with Captain Michael Burnham, portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green. Ajala described their relationship as "lightning in a bottle", calling it "exciting, and it feels safe".

Burnham and Booker's relationship has been a central focus of the show, and in the fifth and final season, they reunite for an intergalactic quest to save the galaxy. However, their romance hit a rough patch when Booker turned against the Federation after his home planet was destroyed.

While it's unclear if Burnham and Booker getting back together was part of the original plan for season 5, fans are hoping their endgame romance will be part of the series finale. In the latest episode 'Mirrors', Captain Burnham and Book venture into extradimensional space to find the next clue in their search for the location of the Progenitors' power.

Meanwhile, Rayner navigates his first mission in command of the U.S.S. Discovery, and Culber opens up to Tilly. The crew faces challenges as they race to uncover the secrets that could help them save the galaxy.

Ajala's reflections on the "lightning in a bottle" chemistry between his character and Captain Burnham highlight the importance of their relationship to the show's narrative. As 'Star Trek: Discovery' approaches its conclusion, fans eagerly await to see how Burnham and Booker's romance will play out in the context of their high-stakes mission.

Key Takeaways

  • David Ajala describes Burnham-Booker romance as "lightning in a bottle".
  • Burnham and Booker reunite in S5 for a quest to save the galaxy.
  • Booker turned against Federation after his home planet's destruction.
  • Burnham and Booker venture into extradimensional space to find clues.
  • Crew faces challenges to uncover secrets that could save the galaxy.