Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test
The cut scene in Trek '09 where he apologizes to the Gaila-lookalike would have done a lot to make him seem to grow, but the fact JJ cut that scene out says it all about his low-priority he is on character-development.
That scene made him look racist in the "they all look alike to me" vein. The scene was wisely cut from the film.
Self-appointed Knight of the Abrams Table! - Thanks Marsden!