Jan-13-2017 10:01 AM
I see the question rather differently. I have hopes for Covenant which I believe will be fulfilled.
Prometheus in musical terms was the overture which set up three themes:-
Rebellion through misuse (and probably theft).
David is the straight line into Covenant and he has learned about these three themes and how they brought about the circumstances of LV 223 and why the Prometheus mission failed.
My hope is in his dealings with
That his behaviour will be consistent with that understanding and everything he does in the ten years and on the Covenants arrival will make clearer what he learnt on LV 223.
To continue the musical analogy the instrument he will play to fulfil those motifs is the Mutagen contained in the four pack Vials.
Out of this (my hope) is he will make the same music as appeared on LV 223 in the mural, with the Hammerpedes, with Fifield and with the chain reaction that created the Deacon.
The mutagen will continue to be the key that unlocks the third strand, punishment and it will be perfected during Covenant.
The big question for David from Daniels will be how did this mutagen come about and the answer takes the narrative to the next level and the first two themes Sacrifice and theft.
To understand those two themes we need context, the morality of the mythos, the vision of the creators and their view of mortality and immortality. I hope we will receive hints and allusions about the creators purpose their relationship with this higher species, not Gods, the Engineers (the Einherjar) their sacrificial role and the Provision of Paradise (Valhalla) through terraforming for them.
This latter part does not need, for me, to be heavy exposition, but is achieved through allusions, imagery and through connecting up the dots ourselves and of course Michaels mesmerising performance as narrator.
What will be interesting to see is if the mission of the Covenant, can it be benign withe W-Y the sponsor, in a small way refracts the same thinking that the Engineers pursued on Paradise ; echoing Prometheus where Peter Weyland made the same Promethean error as the Engineers on LV 223.