Mario de Monti wrote:
True, Kirk wasnīt in love with her before the planted memory (which she didnīt do, BTW, but Dr. Whatīs-His-Name
). But then again, we donīt know what happened at the christmas party Helen Noel is referring to. Judging by her smile and Kirkīs somewhat embarrassed reaction, they may well have ... you know
Don't you remember? Helen had Kirk in the chair and she said that they had in fact danced and talked at the Christmas party. Then she said, "I suggest now that it happened in a different way." And she created a new memory of them going back to his quarters.