Re: Paris + B'Elanna scene, absolute cop-out
. . .If she didn't her life was in danger, and it was pretty clear that B'elana would make the same choice sober, having sex with Tom rather than dying.
This is why Sarah Connor got in the car with Kyle Reese when he said, "Come with me if you want to live!"
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)