I continue to admire John who seems to have taken to leadership quite well even if I'm sure he himself would probably disagree. But it's about time he gets to do something right for a change. It's interesting to see how he continues to try and account for all of his missing crewmembers. I can see a lot of young officers in that position not keeping that in mind. Having said that, it could become a liability and he might find himself having to make another one of those "the needs of the many" decisions.
I also like T'Pring. She is the kind of refreshing Vulcan who can stay true to her nature but still manage to relate to those pesky emotional species.
Great stuff all around here.