Homosexuality: the final frontier. The CBS All Access’ new Star Trek: Discovery series has already made history for having the first openly gay relationship in the franchise’s history, but on episode five of the show, it passed another milestone with some futuristic toothbrushes and some “very, very, very, very, very comfortable” red pajamas.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) October 16, 2017
In the scene, Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz casually brush their teeth as Cruz gives some words of advice to Rapp: “Well, one tends to worry when they’re doomed to love a brilliant but reckless maniac who’s willing to risk his life for glory. You may not care about you. But I do.” It’s a heartwarming scene and a huge step forward for the series. It also may have moved Rapp to tears when he watched it, according to his Twitter.
Speaking to Variety about the moment, Rapp said that it’s been “really satisfying to have writing made available that shows these different colors. I’m glad and I’m proud that our writers have approached our relationship in this manner.”