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Old September 7 2012, 08:08 AM   #60
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Re: Locutus and Ben Sisko

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You're right, I kind of blanked out on that. It's obvious he doesn't hate Picard anymore.

Although, (and It's been a while since I've seen the episode) I'm not sure I took it the same way as you. I remember feeling the impression that he had gotten over it, and he had a new enthusiasm about his new job since it just got so much more interesting, but the fact that he didn't take a second to apologize, or even hint that he felt badly about what he said, made him seem a bit self centered and thoughtless imo..

I mean, he taunted and spoke down to a man for basically being raped and forced to commit mass murder against his friends and comrades for crying out loud... and now that he's all excited about his new posting, he's acting like "Hey don't worry about it dude, I forgive YOU for being raped..." Sorry but I think he should have been a bit more ashamed about how he acted towards Picard. Not to mention a Captain, which made him his superior officer.

From what I remember, at the end, he sort of just acted all happy and enthusiastic, but didn't indicate in any way whatsoever that he felt bad about how he behaved earlier. Sure, he shook his hand, indicating he may have respect for him now, as if Picard needed it, but he owed him an apology. Of course Picard wouldn't demand or expect one because he's a classy guy. I'll have to check it out again to be sure though. It's been a while and I've been wanting to revisit it anyway.
I think it's "thoughtless" to not consider the tremendous loss that Sisko underwent, but he just lost his wife and his son doesn't have a mother, so he should just forget about that and worry about how Picard is doing... Um, I really don't agree.
No, I think that's silly. Just because he experienced a terrible trauma (that happened several years ago by the way) doesn't excuse him from acting like a mature adult. Sure, in the moment, when he first sees Picard, he loses his composure. I get that. He's only human. But he should have showed some remorse at the end of the episode for how he behaved. It would have served to make the main character far more likable on the first episode. Guess we'll have to agree to disagree though.
I don't think it's silly at all. He did act like a "mature adult." If he hadn't, then he would have knocked Picard down upon sight. Instead, he showed restraint. Remorse is the wrong word, because he didn't do anything wrong. Not smiling and being super chummy with a Captain is neither a crime nor bad conduct. Like I mentioned before, it would have been nice to see them gain better footing later on, but that's it.

We will have to agree to disagree.
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