R. Star wrote:
I found Archer's politeness very forced and artificial, which seems to be justified with how quickly he boiled over. Then again, I never understood why the Vulcans in Enterprise when out of their way to piss people off for no reason. Surely humoring the "emotionally handicapped" species would be good diplomatically and oh... logical?
It is true that in the end the Vulcan has proved right, but I symphatised with the captain during the dinner scene.
If someone invites me over to his / her place the least I can do is eat/drink what's offered to me, if for some reason I don't like it, then I at least I could pretend that I liked it, so as not to offend my host.