This episode was largely tangential, but it was a blast. I mean that literally:
In a nutshell, Yasako becomes a God, literally. She communicates to her People, but they do not understand…
and they reject her counsel and engage in ultimate folly:
But ultimately they realize the error of their ways and embark upon a new age of enlightenment:
This episode paid homage to grand epic science fiction and philosophical themes rather than trying to actively explore them in any depth. It was a lot of fun as an interlude – not much in way of the larger plot was advanced. I just had a big goofy grin on my face the entire time.