I didn't love or hate this episode. I think it was ok. I don't have a strong opinion on the anomolies, I am just glad they are being consistant. The vulcan's warned them about anomolies, and they have remained a constant issue since they entered the expanse...not really a full on story arc, but some nice consistancy for a change. I also was excited when the pirate mentioned trillium-D as the metal that stops the anomolies. The only thing I did not like was that the crew did not try and obtain some while in the sphere, or at least grab stuff they could trade. It was a nice mini-connection to the previous episode. Trip still having sleeping problems is also the first sign of a character arc. I am becoming cautiously optomistic that the days of "solve everything by the end of the episode" days of Star Trek may be coming to a close allowing for character development.