Tucker ends up like the books, it was all a plot for something and he is Not. Dead. Because Connor Trineer is a fantastic actor and we really need to have him in Season 5.
Great opener for season 5, crapping all over TATV.
Didn't Rick Berman say TATV would've been retconned had ENT been approved for a 5th season? It begs the question why even do an episode like TATV (which was originally going to close out season 3) at all if you just plan to disregard it later intentionally.