Date: 26 Jul 2013 07:29 Title: Dissenting Voices
Dexter kind of needs kicked off the ship. Or off the mortal coil. I mean, it's one thing to have security concerns and of course she presents them, but the total lack of empathy isn't exactly what you want on your senior staff.
The struggle here was well played out and both Molly and Jex really had the opportunity to shine. I also love the unstated but nearly tangible feeling of the new kids slipping into the fold and becoming a real part of the crew.
Date: 01 Jun 2013 18:58 Title: Dissenting Voices
Wow, that was an action packed chapter and damn it all, I’m nearing the end of this journey. But I’ll put aside that for a moment and continue to concentrate on Dexter, who seems more and more like the mole to me. He’s blaming T’Vel for everything: the bomb, being the mole, and he’s taking bold, big steps to make that point. He’s confronting McGregor about it and the captain finally tells us a bit about The Event and we see McGregor guilty about what happened to her. He blames himself, a trait common in captains, for what happened to her and he’s indirectly responsible, sure, but he’s not at fault in the way he seems to think.
But Dexter is unsympathetic to McGregor’s story and he seems to me to be the guy. He fits the profile, he made T’Vel turn into T’Kas with the hypo injection … his actions look mighty suspicious to me. The tense showdown on the shuttle was well paced and Molly showing up was nice, but she didn’t take decisive action. She should have shot first and ended it then, but she hesitated and T’Kas made her pay for it. Jex did her best to help out with her own battle against the voices which I really liked, it was a nice parallel between the two, but T’Kas was having none of it. No, it finally took McGregor and a trigger happy Dexter (who delivers a rather mean one liner at the end) to down her.
But T’Vel’s actions are gonna have long term ramifications for the crew I feel.
Sadly, we mourn the loss of Keren who seems pretty much dead (referred to as “the body of Keren” in text, he looks to be gone) and I must disassemble another bandwagon. Damn, MF, you are killing me and my shipping tendencies.