Where are they going to go? I guess they can just quietly bleed to death in the corner. Trip gets up from where he was fiddling with stuff on the floor. In response to his huffing and puffing, T'Pol tells him to rest since Phlox thinks it's too soon after his radiation sickness for him to return to duty. "Phlox? You were talkin' to him about me?" Trip hopes. T'Pol tells him shortly that it came up in conversation. Trip says he doesn't have time to take a break because the cap'n needs his unit right away. T'Pol tells him she can handle the captain's unit, and fusses with something. Apparently, her fussing is ineffectual because Trip reaches over, twists the thing off with a mighty grunt, and tells the wee little girl thing that she might be good at crocheting lace and crunching numbers but she's "a little out of her league" when it comes to "sticking things together." Shut up, Cancelled Trip. It really infuriates me that they made Trip exhibit a whole show of strength while he delivered that line. T'Pol's a goddamned Vulcan! Why the hell she hasn't kicked everyone's ass on this ship is beyond me. Clearly, it's also beyond the writers. Trip confesses, "You know, when I wuz on that ship with Malcolm, I wuz convinced I wuz gonna die." I've heard Reed has that effect on people. Trip wonders if T'Pol has "ever bin there." "Since Enterprise was launched, we've all been near death. On more than one occasion," T'Pol says dismissively. Trip brushes all those other puny brushes with death aside and says he REALLY felt like he was near death this time. T'Pol admits she felt that way in the Expanse when they were destroying Sphere 41. Trip gets close to her and asks what went through her mind. "Whether or not to transfer auxiliary power to the deflector array," T'Pol responds. Aw, come off it, T'Pol -- that's not the ONLY thing you were thinking about! Admit it, you were also reconfiguring the warp field parameters, analyzing the collected works of Charles Dickens, and considering a new food supplement for Spot. Trip's all disappointed that her "final thoughts" weren't about him. Please. If they were, would she admit it to him at this time? I mean, I don't know about you, but putting together a telepresence unit that will interfere with the navigational controls of a murdering, marauding, supersonic chameleonic ship doesn't exactly make me feel romantic. On top of that, she's already told Trip he needs to back off while she becomes a nun AND she's a FREAKING VULCAN and therefore NOT very LIKELY to have EMOTIONAL thoughts at a time when it's not LOGICAL or HELPFUL to have them, ESPECIALLY when LIVES ARE ON THE LINE! God. Grow up, Cancelled Trip!
Episode Report CardKeckler: C | 366 USERS: C+
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