It looks as though Captain ‘John’ (what is
his last name, anyway?) is having some doubts as to the parameters of the mission, doubts clearly shared by his XO. I also wonder if having a close friend assigned as your first officer is the best idea, under the circumstances. Can your XO really be objective when he’s that close to you?
Sounds like there are lots of possibilities involved in the disappearance of the Brave
. Here’s hoping this new and untested crew can solve the mystery.