Re: Episode of the Week: 4x07 "Reunion"
K'Ehleyr's death plays the "Women in refrigerators" trope the absolute "T". Her death is solely meant to motivate the male character into action and it's used even further to give us another father/son bonding moment, because we haven't had enough of that in this one season alone, haven't we?
Using a one- or two-appearance character to motivate action on the part of a main character! I am shocked and appalled!
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness