A captain's job is a tough one and Adele certainly experiences it right now. Decisions, decisions. I can only hope she would make the right ones, not based on feeling sorry for her officers or her warm feelings for them. If I wasn't sure before, I am sure now: Maren should not be the chief engineer. She is not ready, be it because of her complicated relationship with Icheb, or because she is too young and her judgement is not fully developed and matured--she is not ready yet.
Adele has a lot of patience. I would be furious in her place