Gov Kodos wrote:
I would have loved to have seen Kirk manage to knock out Spock just to see the look on Miss Flawlessly Logical's only 3 possible outcome's face when Kirk has her beamed up with him, Spock, and McCoy.
I started writing a fanfic about that scenario, except that in keeping with the rules of the ritual, Spock is killed. So Kirk has to figure out how to explain this all to Starfleet, figure out what to do with T'Pring, and he's in mourning for his friend.
Shore Leave was a "ripped shirt" episode not only for Kirk, but also for Yeoman Barrows!