Trip - He's had the best lines this season, and really the only one to have shown strong emotions. Phlox - Despite everything, Phlox is still cheery and slightly strange. And "Doctor's Orders" was good for him. T'Pol - Less nakedness, more solid acting. Archer - He's a good actor.. but Archer is still erratic in his decisions. And he hasn't had many 'friendly' moments this season. Reed - A few good scenes this season. Hoshi - She had the 'Squire of Gothos'-styled episode going on. Mayweather - Travis who?
Tucker (best character since DS9) his loss over his sister is really well portrayed and the episode with him playing "Sim" was one of my favorire Trek episodes ever.
Reed- he's funny, complex and kinda tragic in his role as ship's outsider.
Phlox- really, what's not to like? Great acting, unique character and a very alien outlook on everything from morals to mortality.
Archer- he doesnt handle the pressure as well as other captains we've seen but it's believable. After all he's been through with the Xindi, WWII should be a vacation.
Hayes- I liked him every since he scrapped with Reed. I thought they'd do a Lethal Weapon kinda buddy team with him and Reed- and then he goes and has one of Trek's best death scenes (and a major character dies in sickbay! Possibly a first for Trek).
T'Pol- i didint like her untill this season but they've managed to get good performances from Ms. Blalok: T'Pol's no longer just eye-candy.
Mayweather- he's become a shadow at times, but he's also the first to voulenteer for a mission (like the one-way trip to the Xindi weapon with the torpedo). I like him. Besides, anyone with a NOMAD probe model in their quarters is cool.
Hoshi- She just sucks. It's sad that the most heroic thing she's done in three years is try to jump to her death. I really did not expect her to survive the season finale once the shooting started.
-------------------- Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering. -Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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Well, the only finale thread is about alien Nazi bats, so I will complain here: I think it would have been better if Hoshi had sussed out the launch codes willingly under the threat of torture. She's the least military of any of the cast. Why wouldn't she freak out at the prospect of mind-eating worms? Since the plot involves her doing so anyway, and feeling bad about it, nothing changes there if she relents. And who is going to blame her, afterward? But instead she gets to dodge having to deal since it wasn't really her doing the decoding, in a sense. Can't characters be vulnerable once in awhile?
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