I just 'ship for Hoshi and Malcolm because the scenes we did see them in had a nice chemistry, IMO. There was a training session with hand weapons, the mess hall scene in Silent Enemy, and when Hayes prepares to lead the MACOs in rescuing her in Zero Hour, Reed wants to go along because Hoshi is his friend. Clearly, he does care about her.
Agreed. There was a time or two I thought the show was going to develop something
along those lines, but they never followed up. Too bad - I think it could have been fun, and helped us learn more about both characters.